Last updated: 29 January 2016

theskills.academy (collectively the "Site") is operated by Maths Doctor Tuition Limited, a company registered in England under company number 09592720 with a registered office at Brunel Road, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XS, United Kingdom ("Digital Education", "we", "us", "our"). You can contact us using the following email address: hello@theskills.academy.

Coverage of the privacy policy

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we gather when you are registering, accessing, using or participating in our Site and the products, software and services ("Services") available on the Site, including without limitation access to the Services by or through the Site, any third party integration of the Services, and any software owned, operated or licensed by us or when you when you are accessing, using or creating any content via the Site.

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to us or on the Site. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as promptly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at hello@theskills.academy

Personal information we collect

We receive and store any information you provide to us. For example, we collect, Personal Information such as your name, email address and institutional or organizational affiliation in order to create an online account. We also receive and store information you provide to us that is contained in submissions, including without limitation, audio content, video content, whiteboard postings, figures, datasets and media you submit to the Site (altogether "Submissions"). We will also collect your payment details where you choose to purchase materials through our Site. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to register with us or take advantage of some or all of the Services featured on the Site. In this privacy policy, we may refer to your Personal Information and Submissions together as "Your Information".

You should only provide Personal Information about yourself on the Site. If you share any Personal Information with us about other people, you must make sure that you have their consent to doing so. If you share any Personal Information with us about children, you must be their parent or legal guardian.

We may use Your Information for the following purposes:

  • processing your competition entry, registration and facilitating your participation in the Site (including use of the interactive features);
  • enabling you to communicate with other registered users (including tutors) as well as enabling other social and networking communications (such as audio or video tutorial sessions);
  • monitoring compliance with the Terms of Use and complying with applicable law or regulations and Maths Doctor Tuition policies;
  • investigating any complaints about the use of the Site;
  • processing of payments related to material that you purchase; and
  • for our internal Group business purposes (including recording keeping and accounts).
  • enabling communications with you, including providing you with invitations and/or information about Maths Doctor Tuition products and services;

If you do not wish your contact information to be used for other Maths Doctor Tuition communications, please email us at hello@theskills.academy or click unsubscribe in any email communication.

Non-personal information we collect (use of cookies)

We collect certain aggregated and non-personal information when you visit our Site through the use of cookies. Aggregated and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us information such as how many users visited our website and which pages were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our Site to our visitors.

Information we share

We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our visitors, except as described here. Certain information, including your profile information, will be publicly available. You should not include in your profile any information that you do not want others to see. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit to this Site and, by providing such Personal Information, you are agreeing that it may be freely copied and used (or reused) by us and others as set out in the Terms of Use. As such, you should not include any Personal Information in your Submissions that you do not want to be used in this manner. We may also share aggregated and non-Personal Information with our partners, content providers or other third parties. We may share Your Information with affiliates of Maths Doctor Tuition Limited (i.e. companies in our group, including Holtzbrinck companies) for the purposes outlined above. This will include keeping you up to date with details of our products and services which we think may be of interest to you. This may include information about our different brands where appropriate.

We may also share Your Information with other carefully selected organisations (i) whom we think may be of interest to you for their marketing purposes and/or (ii) whom are our recommended tutoring business in order to arrange directly with you specific services which you have requested. We will only send you (or allow such third parties to send you) such information by telephone, email or SMS where you have consented to this.

We may also share Your Information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorised by us to use or disclose Your Information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose Your Information: (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process; (ii) to law enforcement agencies following an appropriate request; or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

You understand and agree that the Site and Your Information may be hosted, maintained and accessed globally (including outside the EEA and in the US and including in countries that may not have data protection laws). We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided through our Site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy

How we protect personal information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect Your Information against loss, misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your password and other Site registration information at all times.

Contacting you

We may contact you, by email/SMS to communicate with you about your use of the Service. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make emails more interesting and improve our service. If you do not want to receive emails/SMS, please tell us at hello@theskills.academy. If you would like to update your contact information and preferences, you can do so in the Members Area of the site. Alternatively, you may email us at hello@theskills.academy. If you would like your information removed from our mailing list, you may email us at hello@theskills.academy or call +44 (0)20 3476 4853

Updates to our privacy policy

This Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a prominent notice on this site to notify you of any significant changes to our Policy and indicate at the top of the Policy when it was most recently updated. Your continued use of the Site will indicate your agreement to the new Policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you, please contact us by:

Sending an email to: hello@theskills.academy By Writing to: The Skills Academy, 17 Old Court Place, London W8 4PL