Privacy Policy

This policy is now part of COL’s Policy on Online Data Protection. As an inter-governmental organisation, COL is committed to the highest standards of privacy and protection of user information online. COL has not made use of any software on this website that is able collect personal information from users without their explicit knowledge, or share user data with other applications or entities.


Cookies refer to data that is stored on a user’s computer or mobile device browser to help speed up the browsing experience. uses cookies for this purpose. No cookie information is collected or stored by COL that could be used to track users at any time. Users can adjust their cookie settings to their preference in their local computer or mobile device browser.


Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are referenced for the purpose of establishing the number of unique site visits to monitor site traffic and inform site analytics. No personal information is referenced or stored. Data used for website analytics purposes is in aggregate form only.

Links contains links to external sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, where users may have accounts. does not gather profile data from these or other external sites.

2.       Terms of Use (pop-up link) 

These terms and conditions of use apply to the website of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) at and any other websites under the direct oversight of COL, however accessed and/or used. By using the COL websites, the User is accepting these terms of use. COL reserves the right to modify or amend these terms from time to time without notice and continued use of these websites following any changes will mean the User accepts those changes.


The contents on COL’s websites (Site) provides users with access to information on COL and its activities and programmes. Periodical updates to the Site are made to add, change and improve the contents without notice. While every effort is made to check the accuracy of the contents on the Site, the contents are provided as a courtesy to users of the Site on an “as is” basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, fitness for particular purpose and non-infringement of intellectual property. COL shall not be liable whatsoever for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site.

Use of the Site is at the User’s sole risk and responsibility.

Author’s Responsibility

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the contents in the Site are those of the various authors of the materials and are not necessarily those of COL or member states.

Use of Third-Party Materials and Links

The Site contains links and references to third-party websites for convenience of the User. COL is not responsible for the contents of any linked site including any links contained within a linked site. The inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site or any service or product of that organisation by COL.

Social Media

COL uses social media forums to share information and maintain contacts with Users interested in its work. Users agree to use these forums on the Site only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular forum. Postings/ comments of Users to these forums are accessible by the public and are not endorsed by COL. COL may reject any submission or posting and reserves the right to remove for any reason, and without notice, submissions received from users.

Geographical Boundaries

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on any map displayed on the Site do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by COL.

Exclusive Rights

COL reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any materials in any respect. COL shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.

Immunities and Privileges

Nothing herein and on the Site shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of COL, which are specifically reserved.