Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of information:

(a) the email address, username and password you provide for the purpose of registering with the website, should you wish to register. Registration is optional. We do not require you to select a username that reflects your real name; you are free to select any username you wish that is not already taken and which otherwise complies with the website terms and conditions. Your password will be stored in encrypted form and will not be accessible to anyone in plain text form. Your email address is only gathered and stored by us to enable us to confirm your registration if any and to enable you to later change your password if you forget it, and for the purposes detailed below. Your IP address is also stored when you login to your user account.

(b) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views) is stored in our web server logs. This information is collected for statistical purposes only, including to find out how many people visit the website, to determine which content is popular and to help us improve the quality of the information we supply to users, and is not linked to any information which is personally identifiable.

(c) information is automatically collated by your use of the website for the purposes of enhancing your future learning, to show you your personal learning progress and to enhance the overall learning performance of all users. Information so collated which is used to enhance your own learning performance and to show you your personal learning progress will not be accessible to any other user. Information so collated which is used to enhance all users learning experience is only gathered in a statistical and anonymous fashion, and is not linked to any information which is personally identifiable.


A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website.  We will use session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website and enable us to score test results for anonymous users.  We will use persistent cookies to cache your web browser's local time zone offset from GMT. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.  Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at:

Our advertising partners or payment providers may also send you cookies.

We may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website.  These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.  To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using various cookies, including but not necessarily limited to the DoubleClick DART cookie.  You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at:  You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at:  However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability and functionality of many websites, including this one.

Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(e) where you have specifically opted-in, to send to you newsletters and/or other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require newsletter or marketing communications);

(f) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

We have no interest in using any of the information we collect to try to personally identify you.

Where you submit information for publication on our website, we may publish and otherwise will use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us. Any comments you submit to the website in relation to various content via a comment form will be tagged with your username and a timestamp indicating when the comment was made. The comment text, your username and the timestamp only, will be visible to all users, unless otherwise indicated at the time you submit the comment.


We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. You expressly agree to such international transfers of personal information.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. If you submit comments for publication containing any personal details, such as your name, address, telephone number etc., you should be aware that you are publishing this information worldwide on the internet. We would discourage you from submitting comments containing any personal information.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. 

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email to

Date of coming into force of this Privacy Policy: June 1, 2009.

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