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Privacy Policy

What is this document and why you should read it?

We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what we do with it, irrespective of how you interact with us. This privacy notice explains how and why Sam's Classroom (also referred to as “we”, “our” and “us”) collects, uses and stores personal data about individual users of our website www.samsclassroom.com (the “Website”) and those that access our services (whether prospective, current or past) (“you”). We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.


 

Our data protection responsibilities

“Personal data” is any information that relates to an identifiable natural person. Your name, address and contact details are examples of your personal data, if they identify you.

The term “process” means any activity relating to personal data, including collection, storage, use and transmission.

Whether you are a buyer, a professional or a website user (or a combination of those)you are the “controller” of your personal data. This means that we make decisions about how and why we process your personal data and are responsible for making sure it is used in accordance with data protection laws.


 

1. What types of personal data do we collect and who do we collect it from?

The following categories of individuals about whom we process personal data are:

(a) prospective, current or past customers of Sam's Classroom (“Buyers”);

(b) current or past individuals or businesses that register as a Professional on Sam's Classroom to provide a service to Buyers, or businesses who we identify as being of interest to our Buyers and who we may then contact with potential business opportunities relating to our Buyers (“Professionals”); and/or

(c) individuals that access our Website (“Website Users”).

We may collect the following information:

Name; contact information including email address and phone number; demographic information such as your address and postcode; other information relevant to you, records of your transactions with us. We need these details to provide our services to you.

We obtain this personal data from a number of different sources such as from you, our Website, as well as third party sources such as social media.

 

2. How do we use your personal data and why?

We process your personal data for particular purposes, which are relevant to your relationship and engagement with us. We are required by law to always have a “lawful basis” for processing your personal data. We use the personal data we collect for a number of different reasons, including to provide our services to you or with you, to communicate with you, to verify your identity, to make sure our website and services are functioning properly and provide the best services for you, to keep accurate records, to periodically email you with any relevant services and for legal reasons.

 

3. How do we protect your data?

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.
 

4. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and then the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to individual needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites

5. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. 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 statement applicable to the website in question.

 

6. What are your rights to controlling your personal data?

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 contacting us.

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

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held on you, known as a “data subject access request” please contact us at the address above. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

In some circumstances, such as when the data is no longer required or if the use of the data has no legal justification, you have the right to have that data erased, as well as the right to object to our handling of your data. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time when we rely on consent as a legal ground to justify our handling of your personal data. This would not affect the lawfulness of anything done before consent is withdrawn but it would stop us from continuing to use the relevant information.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office about how we manage your data. Here is the link.

7. How long we keep your information

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity and in accordance with legal requirements. We really appreciate it if you let us know if your contact details change.

When your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner.

© The GDPR and Data Protection Compliance Consultancy Limited 2020

If you ask us to stop sending you information, we will keep a record of your contact details and appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted by us.

Where you contribute material to us, e.g. user generated content or in response to a particular campaign, we will only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted unless otherwise stated at the point of generation.

 

8. Your rights in relation to your data

You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal data, and you have a right to ask to access your personal data and to obtain certain information

If there are any discrepancies in the information we provide, please let us know and we will correct them. If you want to access your information, send a description of the information you want to see by post to the address below. We will then ask you to prove your identity before proceeding with your request.

 

9. Changes to our Privacy Notice

Our privacy policy may be updated at any time, so please check it from time to time. We may, for example, change the way we process your information, or there may be a change in law. If we make any significant changes to this notice, we will show this clearly on our website. This notice was last updated in March of 2023.

 

10. Further information

Our web developer, Wix’s Privacy Policy can be viewed here.


 

If you want more information about any of the subjects covered in this privacy notice or if you would like to discuss any issues or concerns with us, you can contact us at:

Sam’s Classroom

31 Whitegate Way

Tadworth

Surrey

KT20 5NR

samsclassroom@outlook.com

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