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Tutoristic has developed this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to the privacy of your data and we strongly believe that your personal data should stay private. All our activities with reference to your data are governed by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Tutoristic is committed to safeguarding the privacy of your data whilst providing you with a personalised and valuable service. This Privacy Policy explains when and how personal information is collected, used, disclosed and protected with respect to Tutoristic. By using Tutoristic, you consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy, as modified from time to time by us. Please carefully revisit this Policy periodically to review any changes made to it.

 

What is Personal Information? 

Personal information is defined as data that specifically identifies an individual such as a username, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other external account, and information about that individual’s activities when directly linked to that person such as knowledge about his or her use of Tutoristic. Personal information also includes demographic facts such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such data is linked to other personal information that identifies you individually.

As personal information is what makes you unique, it does not include “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of places, products, services or customers, from which individual customer identities have been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service. Aggregate data helps us understand trends better, so that we can consider new features and improvements to tailor Tutoristic to the benefit of our users’ needs. We may collect credit or debit card information to process payments but we do not store those details.

 

Personal Information We Collect

We collect personal information in a number of ways when you visit our web site. For example, we collect personal information when you:

  • register and set up an account;
  • sign up to any of our e-mail newsletters;
  • post a review or;
  • contact us by e-mail for any reason.

When you visit our web site, some information is also automatically collected, such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and timestamp. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with, or link it to, any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.

 

How We Use Personal Information?

Generally, we use personal information to process your requests and provide you with services or to inform you about other products/services we think will be of interest. When we use personal information in our marketing efforts, we provide you with options (See Controlling Your Personal Information below) and do not disclose the information to third parties except as described in this Policy. Personal information provided online may be linked together or merged with other personal information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services and those of our partners. In addition, if we receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, we may combine this information with the other personal information we maintain about you. In either case, this Policy governs this information.

Browser-type related information, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp data help us diagnose problems with our server, administer Tutoristic, and otherwise provide the highest possible level of service to you. In addition, we use this information to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in, and use of, the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, their advertising banners.

Additionally Tutoristic uses the information obtained from cookies (see the Cookies section below) for several purposes. The cookies enable us to understand your own personal preferences and tailor your experience on Tutoristic by using those preferences. Tutoristic also uses cookies to track user trends and patterns. The information which Tutoristic receives from cookies enables us to modify and improve Tutoristic to meet the needs of our users, including you.

When users provide Tutoristic with registration information such as name, email address and postal address, this data can be matched with cookie data, if cookies have been set to be received. This means Tutoristic is able to match an identifiable user with specific usage of Tutoristic. This information would be used by Tutoristic only.

 

Controlling your Personal Information

You should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., username, e-mail address) via reviews, comments, messages, discussion forums, postings, or in other areas of the Tutoristic, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Tutoristic. Please do not post any personal information on Tutoristic or in other areas that you expect to keep private.

As a registered Tutoristic user, you can modify your personal information at any time by accessing the “Edit Profile” section of the site. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us you can change your notification settings within the “My Profile” section of the site. Also, upon your request, Tutoristic will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally remove you and your personal information from the site; however, it may be impossible to remove your entry without some residual information being retained by Tutoristic. Registered users who wish to close their account should contact admin@tutoristic.co.uk

 

Sharing of Personal Information

We do not sell, rent or share personal information with third parties without your prior consent except in the limited circumstances described in this policy. We may share personal information with third-party vendors who assist us in performing functions necessary to operate our business. These functions may include, without limitation, website hosting, credit card transaction processing and data entry. We limit the information shared with our third-party vendors to that which we believe is necessary to carry out those functions. Moreover, we require them to comply with our privacy practices, and not to use the information for other purposes except as required by law.

In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorised to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Tutoristic, our users, our employees or the public. Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition but they will be legally bound to keep the information secure and only to use it consistent with this policy in the event of the deal proceeding. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal information when posting reviews or other content onto Tutoristic, this information may be collected and used by others. You agree that we bear no responsibility for any such disclosures. We recommend you be cautious in giving out personal information to others in public online forums.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser and identify you as a unique user. This allows you a more personalised service when you revisit us. The cookie allows us to find out about your last visit.  We use cookies to refine our site and simplify the user experience. For example, the use of cookies allows registered users to enter our site without explicitly typing in their username/email address and password every time.

Some third parties may use the cookie technology when associated with our site, which will also send these third parties (such as Google through their Google Maps program) some information including your IP address, your ISP, and the browser used when you visit our site.

Google is a third party vendor, who uses cookies to provide services on our site. This process is usually used for geo-targeting purposes only and/or for showing relevant content based on specific topics that you, as web user, is searching.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you’d prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies (details can be found at www.aboutcookies.org). You should be aware that if you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that our website will be as functional as if you do receive cookies.

 

Security

Tutoristic is concerned for the security of data. Your Tutoristic account is password-protected. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential.

Tutoristic tries very hard to protect our users’ information. We use industry standard measures to protect your information that is stored within our database. Access to your information is limited to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service and administrative personnel. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Tutoristic is constantly reviewing the security measures required to prevent third parties or any unauthorised identity from accessing any data that it holds.

 

Global Access to Personal Information

Please be aware that if you do post personal information on our website it is accessible worldwide including countries that do not have adequate data protection laws by EU standards.

 

Links to Other Websites

Links from our website to third parties or to other sites, are provided for your convenience.  Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy, so we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of websites to which we link and we recommend you read them before disclosing any personal information.

 

Your Comments or Concerns

We always welcome feedback from our users. If you have any comments or concerns about this privacy policy or would like to contact us for any reason, you may reach us at admin@tutoristic.co.uk.

 

Terms and Modification to this Privacy Policy

By using the website, you signify your agreement to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Tutoristic may modify this Privacy Policy at any time and you should check our Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it, since your continued use of website is deemed to constitute your consent to any changes to it.