This Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice") sets out how Keystone Tutors Limited and its affiliates (“Keystone Tutors,” “we,” or “us”) collect, use, share, store, transfer, protect, and remove your personal information. We respect your right to data privacy and maintain a strict policy of client and tutor confidentiality. We are committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal information. As part of this commitment, this Privacy Notice aligns with the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and other applicable data privacy laws (collectively, “Data Protection Laws”). This Privacy Notice relates to all personal information you provide to Keystone Tutors and all personal information that Keystone Tutors holds in relation to your use of our website (the “Website”) and our services. It supplements and is in addition to our Terms and Conditions and should be read in conjunction with them.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, you can contact us at: email@example.com
This Privacy Notice will help you understand the following:
- How we collect and use your personal information.
- How we disclose your personal information.
- How we protect your personal information.
- Your rights in relation to your personal information.
- Third Party Sites.
- How we process the personal information of minors.
- Changes to this Privacy Notice.
- How you can contact us.
Please read this Privacy Notice carefully and ensure you understand it before using our Website and services.
1. How we collect and use your personal information
“Personal information” refers to any information that is recorded, electronically or otherwise, that can be used alone or in combination with other information to identify a natural person or reflect the activity of a natural person.
In line with applicable Data Protection Laws, we only collect and use personal information where we have a valid reason to do so, including but not limited to where you have provided your consent for us to do so, or where we are required to do so either to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, or comply with our legal obligations.
We collect the following personal information from you for the following purposes:
- Registration and Student Details (for Clients): This includes your name, email address, address, telephone number, your child’s name, your child’s school year and your child’s educational background. We collect such information to maintain records within our systems, enable you to create, log into, and access your account, and to contact you. We may also share such information with tutors that you have chosen to engage to facilitate them arranging for tutoring sessions with your child.
- Payment Details (for Clients): As part of the sign-up process you may be required to provide your credit card / debit card details or direct debit details, for us to subsequently receive payment from you. To ensure these details are securely held, we work with industry leaders Stripe for processing of card payments and GoCardless for the processing of direct debit payments.
- Details (for Tutors): This includes your name, telephone number, email address, details of relevant teaching / tutoring experience (such as the subjects that you teach, your teaching experience, personal biography, your personal teaching approach, and testimonials), qualifications check, identity and right to work check (e.g. passport), photograph, and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and other criminal records related information. We collect this information from you to facilitate our operations, enable you to create, log into, and access your account, and create suitable matches between you and students. We may also store your bank details for the purpose of making payments to you for work done through Keystone Tutors.
- Usage Data: we may also collect data regarding your use of the Website, including geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and Website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your use. This data is obtained through Google Analytics and will be aggregated and anonymised in such a way that it contains no information pertaining to any identifiable individual at all – as such it is not actually personal information but we address it in this Privacy Notice for completeness. We process usage data for the sole purpose of improving our Website and services.
2. How we disclose your personal information
We will not disclose personal information that you provide us with any company, organisation or individual unless with your explicit consent.
- Personal Information of Clients: If you register as a Client with us:
- We will share the broad requirements of your assignment on an anonymous basis with our tutor pool so that relevant tutors can apply for the job.
- If a tutor applies for a job, Keystone Tutors may send a link to that tutor’s profile to you. If you choose to proceed with a tutor, we will pass on your specific Registration and Student Details (as set out above) to the tutor so that the tutor knows where the tutoring will happen, so that the tutor can prepare for the assignment and the tutor can contact you to arrange lessons.
- From time to time, we may also share your Registration and Student Details, with your consent, with third parties, such as schools.
- We may share your Payment Details (as set out above) with our trusted payment partners as detailed above.
- Other than sharing information as outlined in this Privacy Notice, we will keep your personal information confidential within our group of companies and will not disclose it to any third parties, unless we are required to do so by law.
- Personal Information of Tutors: If you register as a Tutor with us:
- The Details (as set out above) that you provide to Keystone Tutors forms the basis of a tutor profile.
- Your profile will be published on our Website only if you have ticked the “I would like my profile published on the Keystone Tutors website” box. You can untick this at any time to remove your profile from our Website.
- Your profile contains your first name but not your surname.
- Your profile may appear in search engine results even if you have not ticked “I would like my profile published on the Keystone Tutors website”. If you would like to remove your profile from search engine results then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Keystone Tutors may share your profile with prospective Clients. We will pass on your contact details to Clients for jobs that you have applied for, or for jobs that you have expressed an interest in.
- Other than sharing information with our Clients on the basis outlined above, we will keep your personal information confidential within our group of companies and will not disclose it to any third parties unless we are required to do so by law.
- Third party service providers:
- We use third party software as part of our services, such as online whiteboard services.
- In addition, we also use third party newsletter email management. We may share your contact details with our third party newsletter email management service providers for the purpose of providing you with newsletters, where you have agreed to receive them.
- Our newsletters employ tracking so that we can monitor at an individual level whether a recipient has opened the email and what content they have clicked on. We only send our newsletter to recipients where there is a legitimate interest to do so and/or where you have agreed to receive our newsletter. This includes sending emails giving details of relevant events and courses and updates to individuals who have subscribed via our website or who are registered clients.
- Recipients can easily unsubscribe from the newsletter if they wish by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
3. How we protect your personal information
We will take appropriate administrative, physical, and technical measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorised access, collection, use, public disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks, and the loss of any storage medium or device on which personal information is stored. Your personal information will only be kept for a commercially reasonable period of time for the purposes stated above, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those of staff and tutors who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
You should be aware, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. While security cannot be guaranteed, we strive to protect the security of your personal information, and are constantly reviewing and enhancing our security measures.
In the event your personal information is subject to any unauthorised disclosure or access or any data breach incidents ("Data Breach Incident”), we will, in a timely manner and in accordance with laws and regulations, inform you of the basic conditions and possible impacts of the Data Breach Incident, response measures that are already taken or to be taken by us, suggestions for you regarding self-prevention and risk mitigation, our recommended remedial measures for you, and other relevant information. We will inform you of such information by email or telephone. Where it is difficult or not practical for us to notify each data subject individually, we will properly and effectively issue a public notice. We will also report the handling of such Data Breach Incident to the relevant authorities in accordance with regulatory requirements.
A cookie is a piece of information that web servers send to your browser file when you access a website, then when you come back to a Website again, that website will detect whether you have cookies on your browser file. We occasionally issue session cookies when strictly necessary for the operation of the website (e.g., logging into our member account area). These cookies do not hold any personal information.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better service, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies upon each visit to our Website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
You can find out more about what cookies are, how to control them and delete them here. Google Analytics and third-party services such as Google Maps, Twitter and Facebook may issue cookies. Further information on Google Analytics and Privacy can be found here.
5. Your rights in relation to your personal information
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal information, you, as the data subject, have the following rights:
- Right of access - You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you.
- Right of rectification - You have a right to correct personal information that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to request deletion - You have the right to request for your personal information to be deleted in the following circumstances:
- If the purpose for such processing has already been achieved, is no longer achievable, or if the personal information is no longer necessary for such purpose.
- If you no longer use our products or services or if we no longer provide you with our products or services.
- If we collected and used your personal information without your consent, or if you choose to withdraw your consent.
- If our processing of your personal information violates any laws or regulations, or breaches our agreement with you.
- Any other circumstances prescribed by applicable laws.
- Right to object - You have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
- Right to data portability – You have the right to move, copy or transfer your personal information for your own purposes across different services (e.g., from us to a different service provider).
- Right to change the scope of consent or withdraw consent – You have the right to change the scope of your consent or withdraw your consent at any time.
Please contact email@example.com if you would like to exercise any of these rights For security, you may be required to submit written requests or prove your identity by other means. We may ask you to verify your identity before handling your request.
We will generally reply to you within thirty (30) days upon verification of your identity, and will inform you if we require additional time to process your request.
Please note that we will reject your request under the following circumstances:
- If we are required by laws or regulations;
- If we are required to safeguard national security;
- If we are required to safeguard public security, public health or major public interests;
- If we are required as a result of criminal investigations, prosecutions, trials and enforcement of court decisions, etc
- Where you are abusing your rights;
- In order to safeguard the life, property, and other important legal rights and interests of you or other individuals;
- Where doing so will cause serious harm to your legitimate rights and interests, or those of other individuals or organizations; or
- If we are required to safeguard trade secrets.
6. Third party sites
The Website may from time to time, contain links to other websites, such as our affiliates, advertisers, or other third parties. Certain functions and features on our website (such as the payment function) and services may be provided by third parties (such as payment service providers). When you access or use such third-party services, or when you click on the link to third-party websites, your personal information may be collected directly by such third-party service providers.
As these third-party websites and third-party services are not owned or operated by us, we do not assume any responsibility or liability for such third-party service providers, or the collection of your personal information by such third-party service providers. Your access to such third-party websites and third-party services, and provision of personal information to these third-party service providers are entirely at your own risk. Please check the privacy policies that apply to such third-party websites and third-party services carefully before you provide any personal information to such third-party service providers.
By accessing or using third-party websites and/or third-party services, or providing your personal information to third-party service providers, you acknowledge and agree that:
- You have read and understood such third-party service providers’ privacy policies, and consent to the collection, use, disclosure and/or processing of your personal information by such third-party service providers pursuant to their privacy policies;
- We do not control such third-party service providers, and the manner in which and purposes for which your personal information may be collected, used, disclosed and/or processed is determined solely by such third-party service providers as data controllers (as defined under applicable data protection laws); and
To the maximum extent permissible by law, we shall not be liable for any liabilities, losses or damages that may be incurred by you as a result of your use of any third-party websites and/or third-party services, or the collection, use, disclosure and/or processing of your personal information by any third-party service providers.
7. How we process the personal information of minors
A child is any person below the age of 18 or as prescribed under the applicable laws.
We will only collect the personal information of children with their parent’s / guardian’s consent. If you are the parent / guardian of a child, by providing the personal information of such child to us, you hereby consent to our processing of such personal information.
If we discover a child’s personal information has been collected without his/her parent’s / guardian’s consent, we will delete the relevant personal information as soon as possible.
8. Changes to this Privacy Notice
The terms of this Privacy Notice may be revised from time to time and we will use commercially reasonable methods to notify you of such revisions, such as by posting a revised version of this Privacy Notice on our Website or by notifying you of the revision via email if you have provided your email address to us. This Privacy Notice was last updated on the date set out above.
If you have any questions in relation to our use of your personal information or this Privacy Notice, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide proof of your identity, as well as your contact details. We will generally reply to you within thirty (30) days upon verification of your identity, and will inform you if we require additional time to process your request.
This Privacy Notice was last updated on: 25/09/2023