Thanks for visiting our website owned by The Learn Centre. This policy explains the what, how and why of the information we collect when you visit our website, or you use our Services. It also explains the specific ways we use and disclose that information.
We take your privacy extremely seriously, and we never sell your data for sales or marketing use. Our aim is to be as clear and open as possible about what we do and why. We aim to respect your privacy and are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your personal information.
Who are we?
The Learn Centre Ltd, 3A Penns Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 2EW
Company Number: 3652566
Tel: 01798 861111
These definitions should help you understand this policy and add clarity to any terms/labels we use. When we say “we,” “us,” “our” and “The Learn Centre” we are referring to The Learn Centre Limited. We are incorporated in England and Wales, we provide training courses, qualifications, memberships, helpdesk support and advice to all stakeholders involved in the payment of employees and the associated legislation.
When we say “Customer,” we are referring to the persons or entity that is registered with us to use our Services. With regards to “Service” we are referring to our products pertaining to payroll stakeholders. When we say “you,” we are referring either to a Customer or to some other person who visits our Website. “Personal Information” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify you directly or indirectly, including, but not limited to, first and last name, email address, occupation or other demographic information.
- Questions, Concerns & Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments, or if you want to update, delete or change any Personal Information we hold, or you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please contact us at the above address
Why we process your personal data
We process your personal data on the basis of Contractual Obligation or Legitimate Interest, but only where necessary for the purpose we collected it for. Where the Learn Centre relies on legitimate interests as a reason for processing data, it has considered whether or not those interests are overridden by the rights and freedoms of employees or workers and has concluded that they are not.
The main reasons for processing your personal data are:
- Performing obligations under a contract with you or a business you may work for in order to deliver the Service that has been purchased.
- Sales and marketing activities such as calls, emails and other types of communications
- Meeting our obligations under your contract. Further information is available in our terms and conditions document on our website.
some cases, the Learn Centre also has a legitimate interest in processing
personal data before, during and after the end of our learning
relationship. Processing your data allows the Learn Centre to, for
- Review learning outcomes and benchmark learners results achieved;
- operate and keep a record of learner performance and related processes and ensure we meet service level agreements, third party agreements such as those with our qualifications awarding body, and provide management information to the business to help us to improve;
- keep appropriate records to validate your attendance and / or qualification status at a later stage
- Understanding how you interact with the website and social media
- Account activity such as, email, written and verbal communications and agreements
- Financial activity, such as billing communications
- To meet legal requirements
- To support and improve our Services and Communications with you
- To transfer your information in the case of a change of control of us
How long we keep your data
The length of time we hold data will depend on your relationship with us and the purpose for which we hold your data.
The Learn Centre will hold your personal and learning data for the duration of your course or courses with the organisation and for a reasonable period thereafter depending upon administration requirements and audit history requirements from appropriate third parties such as awarding bodies. This will typically be 1-6 years. Some parts of the data may be held until expressly asked by you to delete it, for example sufficient information to be able to validate your qualification level if asked to do so by you in the future.
Members and learning customers:
The Learn Centre will hold your personal data for the duration of your membership and for a reasonable period thereafter depending on sales, marketing, administration requirements and audit history requirements from third parties. Some parts of the data may be held until expressly asked by you to delete it, for example sufficient information to be able to validate which courses you attended if asked by you to do so.
Prospects and others:
We will hold your data for up to 2 years after you have last interacted with us, for example by requesting information, visiting our website or opening emails from us.
How we Collect Information About You
a. About You: When you sign up for and use the website or Service, consult with our customer service team, send us an email, post on our blog, or communicate with us in any way, you are voluntarily giving us information that we collect.
b. Automatically: When you browse our website or use our Service, we may collect information about your visit to our website, your usage of the Service, and your web browsing. That information may include your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, your browsing activity, and other information about how you interacted with our website or Service
c. IP address lookup: We use third parties to provide information about visitors to our websites. When you visit our website we will record your IP address. This address will be matched against public and proprietary IP address databases to provide us with information about your visit. This information may identify the organisation to whom the IP address is registered but not individuals. In some limited cases i.e. single person companies, it may be possible to identify personal data from publicly available ICANN data.
f. Who will see your data: Your data will be seen and used by employees of The Learn Centre. We operate a role-based access policy for personal data. What this means, is that an employee will only have access to personal data, if they need that access to do their job. Your data may be shared with third parties to allow the fulfilment of contracted goods or services. For example, if you do a qualification with us some data will be shared with the Awarding Body Pearson BTEC. It will not be shared with third parties for marketing purposes. When we do have to share information with third parties, we take steps to protect your information by requiring these third parties to use the information we transfer to them in a manner that is consistent with this policy.
Some processing of your data is done to perform our contractual obligations, and related communications to you, and are conditions of doing business with us.
You may express preferences in terms of what marketing communications you receive, including unsubscribing from some or all such communications.
Data Collected about Other Individuals
As you use our Service, you may import Personal Information into our system about other individuals - for example you may register other people from your company to access your membership privileges. You are responsible for making sure you have the appropriate legal permission for us to collect and process information about those individuals as outlined in our terms and conditions.
Public Information and Third-Party Websites
a) Blog and news articles. We have public blogs and news articles on our website. Any information you include in a comment on our blog or news articles may be read, collected, and used by anyone. If your Personal Information appears on our blogs and you want it removed, please contact us.
b) Social media platforms and widgets. Our website includes social media features, such as the LinkedIn share button. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you are visiting on our Website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. We also maintain presences on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.
We may, from time to time, offer surveys, contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions on our websites, software or through social media (collectively “Our Promotions”). Participation in Our Promotions is completely voluntary. Information requested for entry may include personal information such as your name, address, phone number, email address, username, and similar details. We use the information you provide to administer Our Promotions. We may also, unless prohibited by the Promotion’s rules or law, use the information provided to communicate with you, or other people you select, about our Services.
You have certain rights given to you by law, that means you have an amount of control over your personal data that we process.
- Access to Your Personal Data: This right allows you to confirm that your personal data is being processed and to allow you to check if the processing is lawful.
- Correcting Any Mistakes: The right of rectification allows you to instruct an organisation that is processing your personal data, to rectify any mistakes.
- Right to be Forgotten: You have the right to instruct an organisation to erase your personal data.
- Stop Processing: The right to stop the processing of your personal data
- Moving Data: The right to data portability means that under certain circumstances you will be able to ask for your personal data to be transferred from one organisation to another.
- Right to Object to Direct Marketing: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing.
- Object to Profiling: Under certain circumstances, you are able to object to profiling and/or automated decision making.
Right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO): If you are not happy with an aspect of how The Learn Centre are processing your data, you can lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority, which is the ICO. (www.ico.org.uk)
Before it gets to that situation, please make sure you contact Us.
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access any of our websites.
This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site(s).
Your use of our site(s) means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.
- You may use our site(s) only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site(s):
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
- You also agree:
- Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt our site(s), the server on which our site(s) is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site(s).
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site(s), including, without limitation chat rooms and bulletin ("interactive services"). Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site(s), and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by any user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site(s) (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts).
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- Promote sexually explicit material.
- Promote violence, discrimination or any illegal activity;
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Be threatening or abuse or invade another’s privacy.
- Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
Suspension and Termination
- We will determine, in our sole discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site(s).
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site(s).
- Issue of a warning to you.
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- Further legal action against you.
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
- We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
Changes to the Acceptable Use Policy
We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.
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Your web browser can choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most web browser software is initially set up to accept them.
We may offer cookies to you and you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies if you do not wish to receive them. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to aboutcookies.org. We use the following categories of cookies:
- Essential cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms.
- Analytical cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Marketing cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.
By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our use of these cookies that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests, and further help us to improve the site.
Cookies In Use on This Site and how they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks
- Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More about our Cookies
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Tailoring content to your needs
- Remembering if we have already asked you certain questions (e.g. you declined to use our app or take our survey)
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Site Improvement Cookies
We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.
Visitor Statistics Cookies