Cornerstone Tutors understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this Website, www.cornerstonetutors.co.uk, and/or its subdomains such as www.cornerstonetutors.co.uk/blog). We will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. DEFINITIONS IN THIS POLICY
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Website.
“Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website.
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Website when you visit certain parts of Our Website and/or when you use certain features of Our Website. Details of the Cookies used by Our Website are set out in section 12, below.
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 and EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)
“We / Us / Our” means Cornerstone Tutors Ltd, , a company registered in England and Wales under
number 9579657, with registered office at Suite 169, 30 Red Lion Street, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 1RB.
2. INFORMATION ABOUT US
Our Website is owned and operated by Cornerstone Tutors Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under number 9579657, with registered office at Suite 169, 30 Red Lion Street, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 1RB.
3. WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
4. YOUR RIGHTS
As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
- The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data.
- The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see section 11).
- The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in section 13).
- The right to be forgotten – that is, the right to ask Us to delete any personal data We hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact Us using the details provided in section 13).
- The right to restrict (ie prevent) the processing of your personal data.
- The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation).
- The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes.
- Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
4.2 If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, please contact Us using the details provided in section 13 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
4.3 For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
5. WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT?
5.1 Depending upon your use of Our Website, We may collect some or all of the following non-personal data.
- Internet Protocol (IP) address.
- Operating system.
- Web browser type and version.
- A list of URLs including the referring Website, your activity on Our Website, and the Website you exit to.
5.2 The Website has facilities for collecting certain personal data you may wish to provide us so that we can provide our services to you. The particular data you may wish to share with us will depend on the reason for your visit to Our Website. For example:
- If you are a parent potentially seeking a tutor for your child, you might choose to fill out the Website enquiry form or to send an email to our ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ email address. In such communications you might include personal contact details such as your name, email address and telephone number so that we can communicate with you subsequently.
- Alternatively, if you are enquiring about potentially working with the Company as a tutor, you might choose to fill out the Website enquiry form, send an email or complete a Tutor Application form on the www.cornerstonetutors.co.uk/our-tutors/tutor-application page of the Website. In such communications you may choose to share personal contact details and additional information such as the school where you are currently teaching and what qualifications you hold.
6. HOW WE USE YOUR DATA
6.1 All personal data is processed and stored securely. We keep data for no longer than is necessary in the context of the particular purpose(s) for which it was first collected.
6.2 Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for providing our services to you and meeting Our contractual commitments with you, or because it is in Our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your access to Our Website.
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Website.
- Communicating with you after you make an enquiry about our services.
- Supplying Our products and services to you (please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you).
- Personalising and tailoring Our products and services for you.
- Analysing your use of Our Website and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Website and your user experience.
6.3 We do not market Our products and services through direct marketing emails, but if we ever were to do so in the future, we would always give you the choice to opt out at the start, and the choice to withdraw consent at any time subsequently.
6.4 We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
7. DATA SECURITY
7.1 We hold your personal data only for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to hold it.
7.2 Your data will be stored only in the UK.
7.3 Data security is very important to Us, and to We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Website.
8. DO WE SHARE YOUR DATA?
8.1 We will not share your personal data with third parties without consent from you, subject to section 8.2 below.
8.2 Exceptions to section 8.1 are:
- Where we would need to share your details with third parties so that we can provide our services to you and meet our contractual commitments with you.
- In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
8.3 We may compile statistics about the use of Our Website including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only ever be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
9. WHAT HAPPENS IF OUR BUSINESS CHANGES HANDS?
9.2 In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
10. YOUR RIGHT TO WITHHOLD INFORMATION
10.1 You may access Our Website without providing any data at all.
11. HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR DATA?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact Us using the contact details below in section 13.
12.3 For more details, please refer to section 6, above, and to section 12.6 below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Website and your use and experience of Our Website will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
12.4 All Cookies used by and on Our Website are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
12.5 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a message requesting your consent to set those Cookies requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Website may not function fully or as intended. You will be given the opportunity to allow only first-party Cookies and block third-party Cookies.
12.6 Certain features of Our Website depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 12.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 12.11, but please be aware that Our Website may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
12.7 The following Third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
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12.8 Our Website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Website is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Website and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Website, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Website, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
12.10 The analytics service(s) employed by Our Website use(s) the aforementioned Cookies.
12.11 In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
12.12 You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
12.13 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings
13. CONTACTING US