List of active policies

Name Type User consent
Agreement and Information Integrity Other policy Authenticated users
Privacy policy Privacy policy All users
Code of Conduct Site policy All users


What you also agree to.

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I confirm that all information provided on this registration form is true and complete.

I understand that my registration is not complete until  it is accepted by GALG and the requisite fees are paid in full.

I have read and hereby agree to abide by the code of conduct governing participants involved in programs, courses and training conducted by the Global Academy for Local Governance.

I understand that any false information provided in support of my application or violation of the Code of Conduct can result in suspension or expulsion from  programs, courses and training conducted by Global Academy for Local Governance and the forfeiture of associated fees.


The information provided will be used solely to give you the best possible education experience.

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Global Academy for Local Governance

This Privacy Policy describes GALG’s policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of information when its Service is used. It also outlines privacy rights.

Why Do We Collect Your Personal Information?

GALG may collect and use personal information from service users for the following purposes:

  • to provide ongoing student service, both in terms of website access and security;
  • to assess the suitability of our courses;
  • to determine your eligibility for our courses;
  • to set up, manage and offer products and services that meet their needs;
  • to satisfy regulatory requirements;

How Is Your Information Collected?

GALG will collect student information on its website through the following methods:

  • GALG web servers;
  • analytics services on the website;
  • email and/or GALG web forms.

What personal data we collect?

GALG collects the following types of information from its website users:

  • The internet domain and IP Address from which website is accessed.
  • Date and time website is accessed
  • Type of browser and operating system used to access website;
  • Webpages visited on website;
  • The address of any external website linked to GALG’s website;
  • Search terms;
  • Type of request (For example, a request for a page or an event);
  • Comments placed on the website. Comments are screened for security and spam purposes;
  • Contact forms and requests for information
  • Cookie information to facilitate your recurring access, your login security, and the access and security of submitted material, include registration and class assignments.
  • Data related to registration for GALG courses;
  • Data on student enrolment, course participation and course results.

Protection of your personal information

GALG will protect, to the best of its ability, personal information from loss or theft, unauthorized access, use or disclosure, modification or inappropriate destruction through appropriate administrative, technical and physical security measures and safeguards. Personal information will not be used or disclosed for any purpose other than GALG’s administration and management of student registration, class submissions tracking and recording, or as required by law.

GALG is an educational and training institution. It is not an Information Technology (IT) entity. In providing online information and instruction, GALG uses reputable and reliable IT specialists and companies to provide their web and security services. GALG has performed its due diligence to ensure that the service providers we use employ the latest technology to ensure that all data on our websites and on related servers used are secure.



Who will we share your data with?

GALG website administrators can see and edit some of your information, based on the need for providing reliable access to its website and services that you expect.

GALG also uses external servers to maintain its online presence and to allow registration and student submissions. In that regard, your information will be kept on those external servers for access and retrieval purposes. We will require those affiliates to honour this Privacy Policy.

GALG’s websites and instructor materials may contain links to other websites. GALG is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of external websites. It is the students’ responsibility to examine the privacy policy and disclaimers of such websites

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 user has visited the other website.

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

How long do we retain your data?

CALG will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. GALG will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

GALG will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data are retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data are used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of service, or to satisfy legal obligations requiring data be retained for longer periods.

If a comment is placed on the website, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely, so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If a user has an account on GALG’s website or has place comments on it, the user can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about the user, including any data have provided to GALG. The user can also request GALG to delete personal data in iys custody. This does not include any data that GALG is obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

For questions or comments regarding this policy, contact GALG Administration at: or telephone: 1-647-571-1694.



Code of Conduct

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Assault: Any act that threatens physical harm to a person regardless of whether actual harm has occurred.

Bullying: Repeated unreasonable and inappropriate treatment of  one person by another or others with the aim of intimidating, threatening, degrading offending and undermining. This can be either physical or psychological and may be overt or covert. It also can include the use of digital technology such as, computers, cell phones, the internet, and personal digital devices. This is referred to as cyber bullying.

Course, programs or activities: Course, programs or activities are hosted, sponsored, sanctioned and organized by GALG.

Discrimination: one or more unjustifiable actions or behaviours that seek to impose obligations  and disadvantages resulting in unfavourable or  preferential treatment which negatively affects the academic status of participants.

Harassment: aggravating comments and/or  conduct against person or persons. These comments and/or conduct are known to be or reasonably known to be offensive, hostile, inappropriate and unwelcomed.

Instructor: Any person employed by GALG to deliver one or more of its programs.

Participant: an individual registered to participate in one or more courses, programs or activities offered by GALG.

Sexual violence: Any physical or psychological violence that target sexualilty or is carried out through sexual means.

Sponsor. Any person, group or organization that may payments for others to participate in programs and activities offered by GALG..

Purpose: This code of conduct outlines the standards of conduct and behaviour that the Global Academy for Local Governance (GALG) expects of its instructors, participants, staff  and sponsors when participating in the its programs and activities.

Scope: GALG expects adherence to this Code of Conduct by all instructors, participants, staff and sponsors of its programs and activities.

GALG has outlined the following expectations of  participants, instructors, staff and sponsors of its programs  and activities. These expectations are based on specific standards and values of GALG.

GALG expectations of participants

Compliance: GALG expects all participants to read and familiarise themselves with the contents of this code of conduct and to comply accordingly.

Respect: Participants are expected to give due regard to their instructors, peers and staff even in times of disagreement or when there is lack of consensus. This includes showing respect for opinions, personal and institutional standards always.

Malicious speech or conduct that is discriminatory and directed at one or more persons or groups, based on their race, colour, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, or creed is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Punctuality: GALG expects all instructors and participants to be punctual for all classes and activities, and to submit assignments at the time specified by the relevant instructor. 

Integrity: GALG promotes and fosters academic integrity in all its programs and expects all participants in its programs and activities to behave ethically. For assignments, appropriate credits must be given to academic sources. Academic dishonesty, which includes the following, is unacceptable.

·        Plagiarism – using another person's ideas or work without acknowledgement and pretending that it is your own. This includes using another student’s work and presenting it as your own.

·        Cheating on assignments, examinations and tests.

·        Aiding or abetting another student in any form of academic dishonesty.

·        Use of copyright material in a manner that violates the restrictions of the copyright.

Perpetrators of any form of academic dishonesty will be subject to one or more of the following disciplinary actions:

·        A failing grade will be awarded for the relevant assignment.

·        Suspension from the course or program.

·        Expulsion from the GALG

Freedom of expression: GALG believes that participants in its programs and activities have the right to express their thoughts and opinions freely on all materials presented in its programs. This is an important part of academic life, and healthy debate and discussion are encouraged. However, such expression must not be offensive nor infringe upon the rights of, or in any way disparage the person or dignity of others. Furthermore, such opinions must be free from all forms of overt or covert discrimination and harassment.

Prohibited behaviour 

The following are behaviours that are unacceptable in any of GALG’s programs or activities:

·        Assaulting, intimidating, threatening, bullying including cyber-bullying or harassing another person or persons.

·        Committing or threatening any act of sexual violence against another person or persons.

·        Behaviour aimed at or resulting in the disruption of programs and activities.

·        Smoking or the imbibing of alcoholic beverages during classes or any activity of GALG.

 Those committing these acts will be subject to discipline as determined by the administration of GALG.

Expectations of GALG

GALG hereby commits itself to the following:

·        To conduct its programs and activities in a manner that encourages and supports the learning aspirations of its participants.

·        To provide an enabling learning environment that encourages excellence and in which respect for all is promoted.

·        To provide a learning environment devoid of all forms of discrimination and harassment.

·        To support participants in their learning communities.

GALG expectations of instructors

Instructors and facilitators are expected to:

·        Be always present and punctual for programs and activities as scheduled. Timely notice must be given to administration of GALG and participants when absence from class is unavoidable.

·        Model and maintain academic integrity in their teaching.

·        Provide instruction that fully complies with the program requirements.

·        Conduct themselves, in and outside of the classroom with professionalism and integrity.

·        Treat each program participant with respect, dignity and fairness.

·        Refrain from any discriminatory speech or behaviour, both in the classroom and in  assessment of participant work, test performance and assignments.