1. Who We Are.
The Site and Service is operated by Hypersmart Limited a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 06951401 with its registered office at 3 Branklyn Gardens, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 0NA. We are registered with the Register of Data Controllers under number Z3111984.
2. How We Collect and Use Personally Identifiable Information.
If you request to receive company or product information, or request information about specific Services, or provide comments about Services, you will be asked to provide contact information so that we can complete your request. We may also use this Site information to send you additional information about our Services or Courses on the Site that you may be interested in.
Some of the Services require that you become a registered user and create a user account. This will require that you provide certain personally identifiable information, that may include (but not be limited to) your name and email address.
You allow us to use this personally identifiable Site information to register you to use the Services, enrol in Courses, and otherwise provide you with the Services; verify your authority to enter the Site and access the Courses and Services; notify you of updates; improve the content and general administration of the Site and the Services; provide you with notices regarding the Services and other services that you have purchased or may wish to purchase in the future.
You also consent to our providing this personally identifiable to information to Tutors and Tutor Associates as part of the Course Information when you enrol in a Course. It is your responsibility when you enrol on a Course to confirm what uses the Tutor or Tutor Associate will make of your persoanllu identifiable Course Information, topAcademy does not control these uses by Tutors or Tutor Associates.
3.Other Information We Collect and How We Use It.
We may also automatically collect and analyse Site Information about your general usage of the Site, Services and Courses. We might track usage patterns to see what features of the Site, Services and Courses you commonly use, Site traffic volumes, frequency of visits, type and time of transactions, type of browser, browser language, IP address and operating system, and statistical information about how you use the Services and Courses. We only collect, track and analyse such Site Inofrmation in an aggregate manner that does not personally identify you. This aggregate data may be used to assist us in operating the Site and Services and improve our Course offerings.
Tutors or Tutor Associates may collect non-personally identifiable Course Information in connection with your participation in Courses. This Course Information may include, but not be limited to, your interaction with the Tutor, Tutor Associate or other Users, comments you leave on Course forums, answers or essays you submit to satisfy Course requirements, and so forth. As noted above, it is your responsibility to review the Tutor’s policy in connection with all Course Information and decide whether or not you want to provide such Course Information.
We recognise the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s on-line activities and interests. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under 13, we will delete such information. Children under the age of 13 may not register for an account or register for or purchase Courses.Individuals under the age of 18 may only use the Services with the involvement, supervision, and approval of a parent or legal guardian.
5. Disclosure of Information.
We may allow third party contractors who supply services to us or who process information on our behalf (for example our payment provider and Site hosts) incidental access to your information. However, the information is only provided to enable the proper operation of our Service. We may pass aggregate Information about the usage of our Services or Site to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.
We may disclose Information if we are required to do so by Law. We may disclose your information to enforcement authorities if they ask us to, or to a third party in the context of actual or threatened legal proceedings, provided we can do so without breaching data protection laws.
Unless permitted or required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any information you provide to us without your consent.
6. Information Retention.
We retain Site Information and personal data we process on behalf of Users for as long as needed to provide the Services. We will retain and use this personal Site Information as required to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements with Users, and/or the period required by laws in applicable jurisdictions.
7. Your Rights.
You have the right to see any information we hold about you on payment of a statutory fee, which is currently £10.
You have the right to correct any errors in information we hold about you Please inform us about changes to you details so that we can keep our records accurate and up to date.
From time to time, we may send you emails about Course or new or modified Services that we believe might interest you. If you wish to opt-out of receiving these materials, you may follow the unsubscribe procedure provided in the email.
The security of your personal information is vitally important to us. TopAcademy employs procedural and technological measures to protect your personally identifiable information. These measures are reasonable designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. We may use software, secure socket layer technology (SSL) encryption, password protection, firewalls, internal restrictions and other security measures to help prevent unauthorised access to your identifiable information. However, topAcademy cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat these measures or use your personally identifiable for improper purposes. Therefore, you should be aware that when you voluntarily display or distribute personally identifiable information, that information could be collected and used by others. TopAcademy is not responsible for the unauthorised use by thrid parties of information you post or otherwise make available publicly.
9. Links to Other Websites.
The Site, Services and in particular the Courses, may provide links to third party web sites or resources not associated with us and over which we do not have control (“External Web Sites”). Such links do not constitute and endorsement by topAcdemy of the External Websites, the content displayed therein, or the persons or entities associated therewith. You acknowledge that topAcademy is only providing these links as a convenience, and cannot be responsible for the content or upkeep of such External Websites. We are not responsible for the information handling and practice of third party sites and we encourage you to read the privacy policies appearing on those sites.
10. Material Changes.
11. Further Information.
Information about data protection issues, including the Register of Data Controllers, can be found on the Information Commissionerswebsite at http://www.ico.gov.uk.