Privacy Policy

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Last Updated

14 August 2020

Who we are

This site, Introduction to International and Global Studies, is the companion site for the book of the same name, written by Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown. The site was developed by The University of North Carolina Press and is managed by Shawn Smallman. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we use third party services including Google Analytics and Monster Insights that collect, monitor, and analyze this.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.


If you sign up to receive this site’s posts by email, we collect and store your email address. We do not share this information with any third party.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Our Podcasts page embeds content from See their Privacy Policy.


We use Google Analytics to track site activity. (See Google Analytics’ data practices and policies.) Google’s data collection for Display and Search Remarketing is disabled on this site. Google’s Demographics and Interest Reports are disabled on this site.

We use the MonsterInsights plugin, including the MonsterInsights EU Compliance plugin, on this site. MonsterInsights uses data collected by Google Analytics. This allows us to track interactions with our site pages and content, so we can, for example, know how many people click to download the instructor resources available on the site. The EU Compliance plugin helps us to comply with GDPR regulations.

Who we share your data with

The only Personal Identification data we collect is the email address of opt-in subscribers, and we do not share that data with anyone.

Our contact information

Privacy concerns can be addressed to Ellen Bush at UNC Press:

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