We capture three pieces of your personal data which you enter into our sign up form:
That is all - nothing sensitive, nothing creepy, just that.
We'll process your personal data in line with all relevant laws including the UK's Data Protection Act, the UK's Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, the EU's EPrivacy Directive, and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
Whatever we 'do' with your data is called 'processing'. We perform two types of processing that we call 'primary' and 'secondary'. By joining Teacher Perks, you agree to give us consent to use the information you have given us in the manner and for the purposes described on this page.
Primary processing relates to the 'administration' of your data.
1. Storing it
Once you've given it to us we will store your data on our own servers in secure databases in secure data centres in the UK.
2. Sorting it
All your personal data we process is marked as either ‘active’, ‘unsubscribed’, or ‘closed’. When you join Teacher Perks you'll be marked as 'active', if you unsubscribe from Teacher Perks and our data processing, you'll be marked as 'unsubscribed'. If we are told you have left teaching altogether, you'll be marked as 'closed'. 'Unsubscribed' and 'closed' individuals’ personal data is no longer included in any secondary processing (see below). Of course, if you'd prefer we don't hold on to your data you can ask us to destroy your data which we would do as soon as we can.
The secondary processing we undertake relates to the things we do to send you occasional information and marketing messages (sponsored by our educational and high street partners) that are relevant to your job role, your school, and your students, or that save you money personally.
We'll send occasional postal correspondence to you and usually address these communications to you using your name (and sometimes your job role).
We'll send occasional emails to your at work school email address if you give us the adequate consent. To do this, we upload your name, email, and job role to our secure sending platform from where the email is broadcast. Sometimes, we might include your name and job role in the subject line and body of the email.
We apply email tracking to many of the emails we send (tracking is very common these days). We track two things: whether an email is opened, and what links are clicked. We do this by adding a small 1px image in each email (called a beacon) and adding some unique (harmless) tracking code to the links in the email. We implement tracking to ensure our emails are effective and provide you with educational value and benefit.
If you engage with an email we send you (by opening it or clicking on a link) we might sometimes pass your name and your school email to the partner who sponsored the email. This is so they can make contact with you in the future should they need to.
3. Our Education Database, Campus
Some of our clients subscribe to our education database software ‘Campus’ which allows them to access a directory of information about the education sector e.g. UK school details and the names of staff at those schools to help them run their education business/charity/agency. This will include the information about you that you have provided to us by signing up for Teacher Perks. We take the protection of your data very seriously and will ensure that your data is only accessed by organisations that meet high standards of data protection.
4. Send perk data
Sometimes, if you access a perk by clicking on the 'Get this Perk' button, we'll send the partner who provides you with that perk your name, your at school email address, and your job role. We'll only do this if you have given us the relevant consent.
You have a legal right to withdraw consent, or object to, our processing of your data for marketing. We'll honour that as quickly as we can, no questions asked. You can do this through any of the following channels:
Data protection law also gives you a number of rights in respect of your data, including the right to access your data and correct any inaccurate information about you. We will respond to such requests as helpfully and as quickly as we can.
If you wish to complain about the way we process your data, we'll do everything in our power to help. You should, in the first instance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:Sprint Media Limited
If you feel we've not been fair and honoured your consent withdrawal, or objection to marketing, if you've asked, or not dealt with your complaint fairly and reasonably, you have the right to complain to the UK's Information Commissioner's Office. Their details can be found on their website here: https://ico.org.uk