Who we are
Your privacy is important to Edit Academy.
Protecting your personal information
Your personal data is protected by General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). You can find the details for the UK Information Commissioner at https://ico.org.uk/ .As a registered data controller, we are required to take appropriate technical measures to protect your personal information including making a regular backup of our system and data. We have security measures in place to make sure any personal information we collect is secure. Even though we take appropriate technical steps to protect your security, you should remember that data transmission over the internet cannot always be guaranteed as 100% secure so you use the website at your own risk.
What we collect
We collect personal data about you when you enroll as a learner, or to book an appointment. At enrolment, we may ask you for sensitive personal data and for your consent to use it for a specific purpose. If you do not wish to provide this information, you may select the Not Known/Not Provided or Prefer not to say option. We may share some of your personal data with the Awarding Organisation and where relevant with the Skills Funding Agency through their Learner Registration Service. If government funding is available for your course, we collect personal data from you to see if you can have that funding. When you access your course materials we collect information about how you use those materials. You may provide us with further personal data if you use one of our learning or communications facilities or use one of our online skills tests.
Purpose and disclosures
We use your personal information to deal with your queries, to provide you with the services you request, to determine whether you are eligible for government funding (if available), customer feedback and for general statistics and research. Depending on the preferences indicated by you:
- we may use your personal data to contact you about developments and offers including new courses. We will contact you by email/sms/ telephone or post
- Edit Academy may disclose your personal data to your sponsor, if you are being sponsored by your employer or by a trade organisation or other group.
- we may disclose your information to certain government agencies in connection with the funding of your course (if applicable)
Following registration and enrolment, either at the academy or online, all of our approved service providers may require access to your name, date of birth, address, username, learner reference number and details of which Edit Academy courses you have enrolled on in the past. You can request that:
- your details will be used for marketing purposes; only from our academy- we will not pass your details to 3rd parties
- we can provide you with a copy of the information we hold about you (we may charge you a small fee);
- we correct inaccuracies in your information.
You may also turn cookies off in your browser. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use certain features on the website.
The information we collect during registration or enrolment When you register with us, you (or the person registering for you) must tell us:
- your full name
- email address
- your date of birth (security question)
- in which region of the UK you are based
- where you heard about us.
As a client or model we will collect personal sensitive data, including information about medical conditions and medications to ensure your suitability for treatment. This information is confidential and shall only be used for the purpose that it was collected. Failure to disclose medical conditions and medication may lead to contraindications and contra actions post treatment.
We also ask for your company name but you do not have to provide this information if you do not wish to.
Following registration via the Website, we, or our Agents (where you have been introduced to the Website via an Agent), may request additional personal data from you in order to further support your learning. You do not have to provide this information, but if you do not, you may not get the most out of your learning.
The information we collect when you access Course Materials We collect information about how you use Course Materials to monitor your learning and improve our users’ learning experience.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We will not share your details with 3rd parties other than those mentioned under disclosures, or with medical professionals should your require medical assistance at any point.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
For insurance purposes and in line with our academy rules we will retain personal information for at least 6 years.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.