EdComs Limited is responsible for the EdComsTeachers website, which is governed by the laws of England and Wales. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of the website. EdComs Limited is registered in England and Wales, No 02983471.

Edcoms is the controller and is responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “EdComsTeachers”, “we”, "us" or "our" in this Privacy Policy)If you have any questions relating to this privacy policy or the personal information we hold about you please contact us at info@edcomsteachers.com or by post at the following address: EdComsTeachers, Canterbury Court, Studio 1.19, 1-3 Brixton Rd, London SW9 6DE.

The data protection law in the UK changed on 25 May 2018. Although this Privacy Policy sets out most of your rights under the new laws, we may not yet be able to respond to some of your requests (for example, a request for the transfer of your personal data) until after May 2018 as we are still working towards getting our systems ready for some of these changes.

EdComsTeachers is committed to safeguarding your privacy. We believe that the best way to protect your privacy is to tell you what information we gather and ensure that you understand and consent to EdComsTeachers use of the information you provide. This privacy policy (Privacy Policy) will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

We may occasionally modify the Privacy Policy and will post the revised Privacy Policy on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

We will inform you of any changes to the Privacy Policy via the homepage when this happens but you should check the policy frequently to read the latest Privacy Policy terms. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites whether or not we provide you with a link from this Website to such third party websites.

 

Data and Collection

This Privacy Policy aims to give you information on how EdComsTeachers collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website.

It is important that you read this Privacy Policy together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Privacy Policy supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them. If during your visit to this website you submit information to us related to EdComsTeachers e.g. by filling in forms or responding to surveys, you are choosing to provide us with your personal information.

 

Data

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data: includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact Data: includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Financial Data: includes bank account and payment card details.
  • Transaction Data: includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Data: includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Profile Data: includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Usage Data: includes information about how you use our website and products.
  • Marketing and Communications Data: includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third party suppliers and your communication preferences.


We also collect and use Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.


Collection

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

a) apply for our services
b) create an account on our website
c) subscribe to our service
d) request marketing to be sent to you
e) enter a survey
f) give us some feedback.
When you register, you are offered the facility to use an address look-up service provided to us by a third party called SPIRIT. This is a UK based database of schools supplied to us by The Education Company Ltd. We use this database to gather supplemental information, such as your school postcode. This allows us to simplify your registration process and monitor which resources you open to assist us in our development of new resources.

  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies.

 

Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the DPO using the details set out below.
Our full details are:

Full name of legal entity – EdComs Limited
Name or title of data protection officer – Liz Watts
Email address – liz.watts@edcoms.co.uk
Postal address – Studio 1.19, Canterbury Court, 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE
Telephone number – 020 7401 4000

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

 

Lawful basis for data use, storage, processing and retention periods

EdComsTeachers stores and handles your data on the basis of legitimate interest and in accordance with the principles set out in the GDPR. EdComsTeachers has conducted a Legitimate Interest Assessment; if you would like further information please contact us.

For legitimate interests, we may use your personal information to provide the information or services you request (including information on additional products and/or services which EdComsTeachers reasonably thinks may be of interest to you), and to help us understand how visitors use this website, in order that we can improve the visitor experience on this site. For more information see the "Direct Marketing" section below.

Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Personal information is held by us from the date of collection for the purposes of providing you with the requested products or services, after which time it may be deleted or aggregated so that it no longer directly identifies you.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Accurate personal information and your rights

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is kept accurate and up to date. However, we can only make changes to your personal information if you notify us. It is your responsibility to let us know if there are inaccuracies or changes to your personal information. Please notify us at info@edcomsteachers.com if there are any changes to or inaccuracies in your personal information, providing us with sufficient information to enable us to identify you, so that any changes can be made. Alternatively, you can go to your account details on the site and update them.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data which are as follows:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at info@edcomsteachers.com

We may need to charge you for providing such access. If you would like to permanently remove your data from the EdComsTeachers database, please contact us at info@edcomsteachers.com.

 

Security

Transmission of information via the internet is not always secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data while being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

 

Disclosures and transfers of personal information

EdComs does not sell or otherwise release your personal information to third parties to allow them to direct market their products and services to you. In order to provide our products and services we may, however, need to share your personal information with third-party service providers that process data securely on our behalf. If you submit personal information to EdComsTeachers, you agree to such disclosure. Where this is the case, we require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator or any other legal process served on EdComsTeachers.

 

Direct marketing

By registering with EdComsTeachers you consent and agree that EdComs may send you marketing communications about the following:

  • to alert you of new resources as they are available
  • market research
  • responding to feedback
  • informing you about our services, which may include contacting you by telephone
  • sending you information that may be of interest to you.

If you no longer wish to receive such, please contact us at info@edcomsteachers.com to modify your preferences, or follow the opt-out instructions contained in each marketing communication.

Site traffic information and cookies 
Where your selected browser setting permits, when you visit this site, persistent cookies (and their functional equivalents, such as web beacons) are placed onto your computer. These log data about your visit to this website based on your device's IP address.

For further information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

This website uses persistent cookies, which:
collect information about how visitors use it, allowing us to enhance the performance of our websites by analysing such information (e.g. to maintain a consistent look and feel for the visitor) and increase the website’s functionality and make it more personal to you by allowing us to remember your previous choices (e.g. our location and preferred font type and size) and to provide any enhanced features detailed in the cookie-specific user notice.

These cookies expire two years after your last visit. The information they collect is not used to send you targeted advertising, identify who you are or remember where you’ve been on the internet. You agree that your attention was drawn specifically to this section of our privacy statement and to any explicit privacy notice given to you and that you consent to our use of these cookies for these purposes.
To delete or stop cookies being placed on your computer, refer to the help menu on your internet browser. In a few cases, blocking cookies may reduce the functionality of some websites or prevent access to them altogether.

 

Children
This website is intended for use by adults. If you are under 18 please do not send us any personal information, including your email details. If you would like to contact us, please do so through a parent or legal guardian (ask them to email us on your behalf). If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child who has submitted us with personal information, please let us know by contacting us at info@edcomsteachers.com. We will delete such personally identifiable information from our database as soon as possible following our receipt of any such notice.

 

Changes to this privacy statement

This general Privacy Policy only applies to the collection of data online and not to offline information.
We review this privacy statement regularly and may modify it from time to time. We will place any updates on this webpage. By continuing to use this website after such changes have been made, you acknowledge and agree you have read, understood and accept the changes. This privacy statement was last updated on 25th May 2018.