Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 02, 2021 This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use the Language Teaching Network (“We” “Us” “LTPNetwork”)

The network is a service for ETJ members

New members of the Language Teaching Network need to be members of ETJ (English Teachers in Japan), a free volunteer association. This is to prevent unknown people from accessing the network and contacting you through the network.  ETJ members are added to the network as a service to members. The ETJ website is at The only data used by the Language Teaching Network are your name, user ID and email address. Your name and email address are from your ETJ membership record. Your email address is not shared with other members of the network, but is used to send out emails from the site. By default, these emails are a daily digests of discussions in the groups you belong to in the network, so a maximum of one email per day, but you can easily change this to receiving no emails from a group in the network that you belong to or to receiving emails whenever a post is made to a group.

Personal data

Other members of the Language Teaching Network can see your personal profile page. This shows your name, user ID, who you are friends with in the network, which groups in the network you belong to, and your public messages and notifications. Your email address is not visible to other members of the network, and, in compliance with the policy stated when you joined ETJ, is only used by Language Teaching Professionals, the administrative office for ETJ. If at some point in future, the administrative office for ETJ changes, you will be notified and be able to stop being a member of ETJ. Your data is not shared with other sites or companies.


What are cookies?
Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier, website’s domain name, and some digits and numbers.

What types of cookies do we use?

Necessary cookies These cookies let us recognize that you have created an account and they enable you to stay logged into that account to access the content, and keep you logged in when you go page to page, forum to forum etc. Functionality cookies Functionality cookies let us operate the site in accordance with the choices you make. For example, we will recognize your username and remember how you customized the site during future visits.  This type of cookie also allows  you to access each of the groups and  forums correctly. The forum requires the cookie to know you are a member of that forum. These cookies are also used to help keep you logged in if you wish. These also affect the captcha security system to help keep the site safe.  If these cookies are present, you won’t see the captcha regularly. Analytical cookies We do not analyze how you use the Language Teaching Network
How to delete cookies?
If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our website, you can do so through your browser setting. Alternatively, you can visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers and devices. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your device.  Please note that that deleting or denying cookies may limit some of the content you can access.

Social Media Information

You may sign up and use your social media account to create an account and login to the site.  This is optional.  You may also use your profile picture from your social media site. The social media information is linked to your account to allow you to log into the site.  The site does not take nor store your password as this is done directly through your social media provider. Please keep in mind that when you provide information to us on a third-party site or platform (for example, via our applications like social media login the information we collect through those third-party sites linked with our applications are covered by this privacy policy, and the information the third-party site or platform collects or may collect is subject to the third-party site or platform’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you have made on the third-party site or platform will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our applications.

Links off site

Please also keep in mind that our sites and applications may contain links to other sites not owned or controlled by us and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our sites or applications and to read the privacy policies of other sites that may collect your personal information.

Security of your personal data

The security of your personal data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this privacy policy

If we update our privacy policy, we will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page and will let you know via email if there is a substantial change.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us at