Above & Beyond Education are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our community, our partners and the visitors to our website and social media pages.
We particularly want to ensure you understand how and why we collect and use your personal
information, and your rights to control what we do with it.
What Personal Data Do We Collect ?
We collect the following personal information about you:
Personally Identifying Information
This includes your full name, address, telephone number, email address, registered teacher
number, DBS number, your profile picture.
Indirectly Identifiable Personal Information
We also process information that by itself does not permit your direct identification but
when combined with other information, could mean you are identifiable.
This category mostly involves online identifiers such as cookies and your computer’s IP
A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, and is used to collect data
about how you navigate and interact with our site and its pages. An IP (Internet Protocol)
address is an identifier of your computer when it is used to connect with the internet.
This type of personal data cannot directly identify you, but that could still be possible if it
were associated with other pieces of information. We treat these types of information in
the same way that we treat personal data that is directly identifying.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your
browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies may affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. If you are not sure whether you need them or not, it is recommended that cookies are not disabled in case they are essential to provide a service that you use.
How Do We Collect Your Personal Data ?
We collect personal data about you in the following ways:
- when you visit and browse our website;
- when you correspond with us;
- when you register with us;
- when you participate in a discussion board or other social functions through our services;
- when you subscribe to one of our services;
- when you apply for a job posted on our platform;
- when you enter a competition, promotion or survey;
- when you meet us, for example at industry events;
- when they are provided by third parties who have your consent to pass us your
- through publicly available sources through which you have shared your personal
data, such as a Twitter feed or Facebook page
This list is not exhaustive, and, in specific instances, we may need to collect additional data
for the purposes set out in this Policy. Where this is the case, we will always inform you
What Do We Process Your Personal Data For?
To Provide Our Service to You
We process personal data in order to provide and manage our service to you, to ensure our
platform’s security and protect your confidentiality, and to communicate with you.
We require your registered teacher number and DBS number, and where appropriate
liability insurance details, as part of our legitimate interest to verify your identity and validate your credentials to becoming, and continuing to be, a member of the community.
Where we ask you to provide personal information, for example by filling out a registration form on our website, we will only use that information for the purpose for which it was
given, such as to process your application.
We use Stripe to process and manage your payments as a member. They manage a Privacy
Centre where you may find more details on how the process your personal data here.
For Our Website’s Function
Through our legitimate interest to ensure we provide the best possible services to our
members and community, we use online identifiers collected through our website to enable
it to function smoothly and deliver an optimum experience.
Once you are registered with us, we will use your personal details to provide you information on our services. You may stop us from sending you further marketing information at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link you will find in every email we send, or by contacting us through the details at the end of this Policy.
If you are not a registered user, with your consent we will use your details to provide you with marketing information that we think will interest you. You can withdraw your consent for us to use your personal information for this purpose at any time.
We will always honour your request that we stop sending you marketing information without undue delay, and if there is no further purpose to retaining your details, we will also erase them. However, where you are an existing member, we may continue to communicate with you for other purposes relating to the services we provide.
With your consent, we use online identifiers to understand how you navigate around our
site, for example the pages you visit, how much time was spent there, and other statistics in
order to help us improve our website and your experience.
How Do We Store Your Personal Data ?
We only use trusted partners to store your personal data, detailed below, who are legally bound to meet comprehensive provisions for security and confidentiality within their systems and process as directed by data protection law.
Personal data that you provide us are stored securely on servers hosted by WordPress, whose security policies and processes can be found here.
Personal data that are processed for our marketing programmes are stored by Sendinblue, details on their storage and security can be found here.
Personal data relating to payments for our services are stored by Stripe. Information on
their storage and retention policy may be found here.
How Long Do we Store Your Personal Data For ?
We will not store your personal data for any longer than is needed for the purpose you
Your DBS and registered teacher number are stored for the duration of your membership
with us, to ensure that you remain eligible to be a member of our community.
Personal details submitted in relation to job postings are not stored beyond the time they
are visible to the community.
Your personal data may be included in discussion threads that we store indefinitely as a
reference and archive service to the community.
If you wish to remove your data from these threads, then please contact us using the details at the end of this Policy.
If you opt in to receive marketing communications, or where it is in our legitimate interest to send you marketing communications, we will continue to store your information for as long as you do not withdraw consent or object.
If there is then no other purpose to holding your data, it will be erased.
How to Access and Control Your Personal Data
You have the following rights surrounding access and control of your personal data:
- the right to ask for a copy of the personal data that we hold about you;
- the right to request that we delete personal data held about you;
- the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data
that we hold about you;
- the right to request that we transfer the data we have collected to another
- the right to opt out of any marketing communications that we may send you, and
to object to us holding your personal data if we have no legitimate reasons to do so
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the details set out below.
Sharing Your Personal Data
We will not pass your personal data to anyone else without first obtaining your consent, unless there is some circumstance by which we are required to do so by law.
Our community encourages interaction and participation, and our services include functions to enable our members to share information amongst themselves.
Whilst the security and confidentiality of our members and the community is of paramount importance to us, we cannot be held responsible for what happens to your personal data if you have voluntarily or inadvertently made it available to others on our platform.
Please be mindful of what information you share about yourself, especially in ways you may not have thought about, for example what you allow to be visible around you when you
participate in video calls, or what you disclose through our chat functions.
Making a Complaint
If you feel that your personal data has not been handled correctly, or you are unhappy with our response to any requests you have made to us regarding the use of your personal data,
you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
You can contact them by calling 0303 123 1113, or visit www.ico.org.uk/concerns.
How to Contact Us
data and your rights to control it.
If you have any questions that haven’t been covered, please contact our Data Protection
Officer who will be pleased to help you: