ALM Policy Documents

Policy 1. Articles of Association
Policy 2. Policy on privacy and data protection
Policy 3. Ethics statement


Policy 1. Articles of Association, see pdf

Policy 2. Policy on privacy and data protection

We are compliant to the GDPR-regulations.

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it

  • Contact forms

When visitors leave comments on the site we only collect the data shown in the comments form.

  • Cookies

We use cookies to make the website functional.

  • Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

  • Who we share your data with

We do not share your collected data with any third party.

  • How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we store the personal information in a spreadsheet that is not on this site but in the possession of the Membership Secretary. Permanent removal of your data can be requested  by sending such a request to the Membership Secretary at

  • What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Policy 3. Ethics statement


ALM: Adults Learning Mathematics – An International Forum

ALMIJ: Adults Learning Mathematics International Journal


  1. ALM and ALMIJ attach great importance to the maintenance of high ethical standards in research undertaken by its members. It is an expectation at ALM conferences and for ALM publications that anything that is reported as being research has the necessary ethics approval, whether it be the research of academics or teachers.
  2. ALM and ALMIJ recognise relevant codes for the responsible conduct of research with human subjects as well as the roles and responsibilities of national, school system, and university ethics committees in the approval of research with human subjects.
  3. ALM and ALMIJ expect that research undertaken by its members will be carried out ethically. Ethical research with human subjects is safe, respectful, responsible, and high quality.

To ensure these qualities, ethical researchers:

  • obtain the necessary informed consent from participants, including parents of children under the age of 18, using approved processes;
  • have their applications to conduct research with people approved by relevant national bodies;
  • undertake the research according to the procedures approved by the ethics committees and responsible authorities of the country of the authors;
  • disseminate the research according to the approval given by any relevant responsible authority and the ethics of publication (originality, acknowledgement of all sources etc.).

It is the responsibility of the researcher/research team to undertake these steps.

The Editorial Team will check and decide whether the ethics policy is met.


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