Our privacy policy tells you what we do with your personal information, why we use it, who we share it with and how long we keep it. As it’s your information, you have the right to know what happens with it. What kind of information we hold about you, and how long we keep it, will depend upon your relationship with us and the reasons why we have it. Personal information is information that could identify you. This could be anything from an email address to a job application. We have to have a valid reason to use your information. You might give us this information yourself, for example if you subscribe to our newsletter, attend our events, ask us to ship you materials or use our online learning tools.

You have the right to ask us what information we hold about you, tell us if it needs updating, or object to our use of your information. Your rights are important and are explained in full in this privacy notice. We aim for the highest standards when using information about you, but if you think we got something wrong, you have the right to complain to us about this. For full details on how we use your personal information, your rights, and how you can contact us, please see the relevant section below.


Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

►   You have made an enquiry to us.

►   You have contacted us to provide us with information.

►   You wish to attend, or have attended, one of our events.

►   You subscribe to our e-newsletter.

►   You subscribe to our e-learning software.

►   You have agreed to take part in research.

We also receive personal information indirectly, for example in the following scenarios:

►   Your personal information is contained in communications from third parties.

►   Your school enters your name into our e-learning software.

►   An employee or colleague of ours gives your contact details as an emergency contact or a referee.


If you sign up to our e-newsletter, attend one of our conferences, complete a survey, or use our e-learning software as a teacher or administrator, we may collect the following information:

►   Name and job title.

►   Contact information including email address.

►   Demographic information such as postcode, educational preferences and interests.

►   Other information relevant to education research and development, and teacher training.

If you use our e-learning software as a student, we may collect the following information:

►   Your name.

►   Your class (i.e. teaching group).

►   Your performance in digital Latin resources, as you complete our online activities.

Our e-learning software doesn't use or store student email addresses. We aim to ensure that we only store data which is necessary to operate the e-learning service.


We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

►   Internal record keeping.

►   We may use the information to improve our resources and services.

►   We may periodically send promotional emails about new resources, training events or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided.

►   From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for education research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

If you are a student using our e-learning software, we may use your information for the following reasons:

►   To help you and your teacher understand what you are doing well and what you need to improve.

►   To organise and manage your account.

►   To analyse which activities may be too hard or too easy.

►   To conduct education research.

►   To customise the software to suit your preferences.

►   To detect and prevent fraud.

If you are a teacher or administrator using our e-learning software, we may use your information for the following reasons:

►   To enable you to organise and manage your account, and to help you to do so ourselves.

►   To contact you about your account.

►   To conduct education research.

►   To customise the software to suit your preferences.

►   To detect and prevent fraud.


When you call us, we collect Calling Line Identification (CLI) information. This is the phone number you are calling from (if it’s not withheld). We hold a log of the phone number, date, time and duration of the call, but do not audio record the call itself. We may use the number to call you back if you have asked us to do so, if your call drops, or if there is a problem with the line. We may also use it to check how many calls we have received from it.

We don’t audio record any calls, but we might make notes to help us answer your query.

We’ll monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. You must ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.


Your information is accessible only to our staff (i.e. the staff of Hands Up Education CIC) and, in the case of users of our e-learning software, to teachers and administrators of the school (or institution) who have administrator privileges within the software.


In the case of marketing contacts, we review information held annually. We aim to remove contacts promptly upon request or when it is apparent that the person we are contacting is no longer interested in our communications.

For users of our e-learning software, we will delete personal information in inactive accounts six months after their expiry date, unless otherwise requested to do so.

We may retain personal information for longer if we are required to do so in order to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements.


We will not share your information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.

We use data processors who are third parties who provide elements of services for us. For example, we may use a shipping company to send you materials in the post and to do so we will need to pass on to them your name and address. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.

In some circumstances we are legally obliged to share information, for example under a court order. In any other scenario, we’ll satisfy ourselves that we have a lawful basis on which to share the information and document our decision making.


Particular care has been taken to ensure that we gather as little identifiable information about children as possible. Schools using our e-learning software provide only the name and class (i.e. teaching group) of students. This information is only available to our staff (i.e. the staff of Hands Up Education CIC) and to teachers and administrators of the school (or institution) who have administrator privileges within the software.

Schools are at liberty to enter alternative names for students should they prefer, and the names of teaching groups need not make any reference to year group.

Schools should only subscribe students to our e-learning software when they are confident that it is in the interests of their students' education and, in the case of children under 13, when they have the consent of the students' parents to do so.

The log-in and password recovery system of our e-learning software has been purposefully designed not to make any use of, or permit, student email addresses.


Under data protection law, you have rights we need to make you aware of. The rights available to you depend on our reason for processing your information.

Your right of access

You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. There are some exemptions, which means you may not always receive all the information we process. You can read more about this right here.

Your right to rectification

You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. This right always applies. You can read more about this right here.

Your right to erasure

You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. You can read more about this right here.

Your right to restriction of processing

You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances. You can read more about this right here.

Your right to object to processing

You have the right to object to us processing (using) your personal information at any time. This effectively means that you can stop or prevent us from using your information. However it only applies in certain circumstances, and we may not need to stop processing your information if we can show that there are strong and legitimate reasons for us continuing to use your information. You can read more about this right here.

Your right to data portability

This only applies to information you have given us. You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or give it to you. You can read more about this right here.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. We have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at contact@hands-up-education.org if you wish to make a request, or call us on +44 (0)1223 782 588.


We work to high standards when it comes to processing your personal information. If you have queries or concerns, or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at contact@hands-up-education.org.

If you remain dissatisfied about the way we process your personal information, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk).


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


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The purpose for implementing the above is to maintain and monitor the performance of our website and to constantly look to improve the site and the services it offers to our users. The lawful basis we rely on to process your personal data is either Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, for example when you ask us to send your our e-newsletter, or Article 6(1)(b) when you ask to use our e-learning software, or Article 6(1)(f) which allows us to process personal data when it’s necessary for our legitimate interests. For example in order to maintain the integrity of our IT systems and the continuity of our business.


Our website contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest. For example, they may help you learn about the ancient world or provide information about useful organisations. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


In addition to your rights explained above, you may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

►   whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

►   if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at the address given below, or emailing us at contact@hands-up-education.org.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and, for citizens of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email contact@hands-up-education.org or write to Hands Up Education, 133 Bradley Road, Little Thurlow, CB9 7HZ, UK.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


We keep this privacy notice under regular review to make sure it is up to date and accurate.