Last Updated 6th October, 2017.
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website so you should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
In this Section 1 we have set out:
(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;
(b) the purposes for which we may process personal data;
(c) the legal bases of the processing.
We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, 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 service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
We may process your personal data that is provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data"). The service data may include your name, email address, postal address, service preferences, and basic financial information. The source of the service data comes from you when you provide it to us in the course of a negotiation or sale. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely our interest in the proper administration of our website and business.
We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding products and/or services ("enquiry data") e.g. accessing the details of a perk. The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant products and/or services to you. We may also process information relating to how you have interacted with our website and any marketing we have sent you in order that we may send you relevant communications by email. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website ("transaction data"). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details, and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely our interest in the proper administration of our website and business.
We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters and/or emails sponsored by our partners ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
We may process information that you provide to us when gaining access to a perk ("perk data"). The perk data may be processed for the purposes of passing that data to the partner who provides the perk so they can contact you in the future should they so wish. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business, and communications with users.
We may process any of your personal data identified in the other provisions of this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defence, of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative, or out-of-court, procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 2, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
In this Section 2, we provide you with information about which third parties we may pass your data to.
We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company, and all its subsidiaries) insofar as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as is reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, and managing legal disputes.
We may disclose your personal data to our data centre, telephony, and server administration providers insofar as is reasonably necessary for the safe and efficient storage of your data.
Financial transactions relating to our website and services may be handled by our payment services providers, PayPal and Stripe. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments, and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find our payment provider’s privacy policies in the following places:
We may disclose your personal data while using our internal productivity and communication applications insofar as is reasonably necessary for the purposes of proper administration of our website and business.
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
We may disclose your name, email address, and job role(s) to our high street and education partners for whom we promote communications, and in whose sponsored email communications you have shown an interest, by either opening or clicking on them.
We may disclose your name, email address, and job role(s) to our perk partners if you have accessed one of their perks and provided us with the adequate consent to do so.
We may disclose your name and job role(s) to our Sales and Marketing software users ("Campus partners").
In this Section 3, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
Some of the internal productivity and communication application providers that we use in our daily work hold data outside the EEA. Xero (our accountancy software provider is based in New Zealand but holds data in the United States), Atlassian and Trello (our developer tools), and Slack and Help Scout (our communication tools) are all based in the United States and hold data there. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the EU-US Privacy Shield.
You can find information about their privacy policies in the following places:
Trello: https://trello.com/privacy Slack: https://slack.com/privacy-policy
Help Scout: https://www.helpscout.net/company/privacy
This Section 4 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
The periods for which we keep your information depend on the purpose for which your information was collected and the use to which it is put. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests, or the vital interests of another natural person.
We will take appropriate technical and organisational precautions to secure your personal data and to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal data.
We will store all your personal data on secure servers, personal computers, and mobile devices, and in secure manual record-keeping systems.
Any passwords you provide us will be stored by us in encrypted form.
Data relating to financial transactions that is sent from your web browser to our web server, or from our web server to your web browser, will be protected using encryption technology.
You acknowledge that the transmission of unencrypted (or inadequately encrypted) data over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of that data sent over the internet.
In this Section 6, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority;
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data has been unlawfully processed. However, there are certain general exclusions of the right to erasure. Those general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. In the UK the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office - https://ico.org.uk.
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
Our website and services are targeted at persons over the age of 13. If we have reason to believe that we hold personal data of a person under that age in our databases, we will delete that personal data.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
(a) Necessary cookies
We use these cookies help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to pages which require visitors to create an account and login. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
|COOKIE NAME||SET BY||EXPIRY||PURPOSE|
|laravel_session||teacherperks.co.uk||Session||Manages your session when browsing the website|
|TPSIGNUP||teacherperks.co.uk||12 months||Used to enable members to access their perks|
|COOKIE NAME||SET BY||EXPIRY||PURPOSE|
|XSRF-TOKEN||teacherperks.co.uk||Session||Keeps our site safe by preventing cross-site scripting attacks|
|COOKIE NAME||SET BY||EXPIRY||PURPOSE|
|cc_cookie_id||teacherperks.co.uk||Persistent||Allows us to track your usage of our website|
(d) Functionality cookies
|COOKIE NAME||SET BY||EXPIRY||PURPOSE|
|__distillery||teacherperks.co.uk||12 months||Relates to the playback of video in our site which is hosted by our video hosting provider, Wistia|
|muxData||teacherperks.co.uk||Persistent||Relates to the playback of video in our site which is hosted by our video hosting provider, Wistia|
|perk-state||teacherperks.co.uk||12 months||Helps remember what perk tab you were last viewing so you can return to it easily|
We use third party vendors, including Google and Facebook, to serve ads to you based on your visits to our website and other sites.
You can find their privacy policies in the following places:
|COOKIE NAME||SET BY||EXPIRY||PURPOSE|
|test_cookie||.doubleclick.net||Session||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies|
|IDE||.doubleclick.net||Persistent||A Google advertising cookie used to serve you information about us on Google’s advertiser network|
|fr||.facebook.com||3 months||A Facebook advertising cookie to serve you information about us on Facebook|
|COOKIE NAME||SET BY||EXPIRY||PURPOSE|
|_ga||.teacherperks.co.uk||24 months||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website|
|_gid||.teacherperks.co.uk||24 hours||Used by Google to distinguish users|
|_gat||.teacherperks.co.uk||Session||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate|
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);
(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and- privacy (Edge).
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.
When we send marketing emails promoting Sprint Education’s products and services we employ a common software technology called beacons. Beacons are tiny 1px x 1px graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track if you have opened a marketing email. We use these in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. They allow us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications, and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We also combine the information gathered by beacons in emails to our customers' personal data. If you would like to opt-out of these emails you can do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of each email we send you.
When we send marketing emails promoting Sprint Education’s products and services we personalise each link in each email with unique code to enable us to track whether the recipient has clicked on the link in the email. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications, and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We also combine the information gathered by beacons in emails to our customers' personal data. If you would like to opt-out of these emails you can do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of each email we send you.
This website is owned and operated by Sprint Media Limited.
We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 6177833, and our registered office is B1 The Courtyard, Tewkesbury Business Park, Tewkesbury, GL20 8GD.
Our principal place of business is B1 The Courtyard, Tewkesbury Business Park, Tewkesbury, GL20 8GD.
You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address given above;
(b) by telephone, on 01684 297374 or the contact number published on our website from time to time;
(c) by email, on firstname.lastname@example.org or using the email address published on our website from time to time.
We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner's Office. Our data protection registration number is ZA143246.
Our data protection officer's contact details are: Guy Lewis (email@example.com), Sprint Education, B1 The Courtyard, Tewkesbury Business Park, Tewkesbury, GL20 8GD.