Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) uses and protects any information. NATE is the data controller and data processor of any personal data you supply.

Any personal information provided will be used to process your membership subscription.    NATE is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We want to assure you that all details given will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

What we collect

NATE may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address and phone number
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to your job role

What we do with the information we gather

NATE require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, we may use this information for the following reasons:

  • to perform or take steps to enter a membership contract with you
  • we may use the information to improve our membership offer and services
  • we may send emails about information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • from time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes, in this instance we may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail
  • we may use the information to customise the website according to your interests

Who has access to your information?

NATE’s staff have controlled access to your information to enable us to provide you with services.  We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. NATE share information of Institutional and Individual Members (excluding Universities) with Routledge, Taylor & Francis to provide the English in Education publication.

In all other circumstances NATE will not share your information with third parties for them to market to you. We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, subcontractors and other associated organisations to provide services on our behalf (for example to send you mailings). However, when we use third parties, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we require them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.

Please note as a NATE member you will be offered the opportunity to have a listing within the NATE Members’ Portal. You have the right to amend your details at any time and choose if you would like to have a public or private profile.


By signing up as a member of NATE you have OPTED IN to allow your data to be used for marketing, statistical, analytical purposes and to administer your membership.

You will receive membership communications and from time to time we will let you know about events and other interesting information.

Consent can be withdrawn at any time by contacting us using the below, or by using the unsubscribe button on all correspondence. With this you can unsubscribe from different communications, for example you may want to remain on the newsletter database but unsubscribe from events updates.

Controlling your personal information

If you wish to obtain a copy of your personal data held by us, then please contact us using the details below. You can see this within your personal profile section within the members’ area.  Please note if you make a request for this data via email you may also be asked to provide proof of your identity and for information that might help to locate the data you are seeking.

If you believe that any of the information we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with the updated details.

To contact us please email, phone or contact us by post as per the below details:


Telephone – 0330 333 5050

How do we protect your data?

NATE are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. This includes robust IT security, data protection training for all staff, and secure premises. Where we have contracts with external providers, we require them to protect your information.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

IP Address’s

An internet protocol (IP) address can allow us to track which organisations visit our webpages.  We may use software to plan our services and provide information on what topics specific organisations may be interested in.  We will not match IP addresses to an individual.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement that applies to the website in question.