Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy describes how, where and why we collect, use and share your data. We feel it’s our responsibility to explain all this in a manner that helps you understand it clearly. If you have any questions at all about this, please get in touch using any of the contact methods shown.

We only ask you for information which we genuinely need in order to provide you with a better service, for example, your name, mobile number and e-mail address when you book lessons with us.  Unless legally obliged to do so we will not share your information with anyone, other than for the standard running of our business.

This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the website and/or the provision of our services to you. We aim to make our collection and use of your data as clear and as transparent as possible.

Data Requested From You

In line with our principles, in addition to electronic data automatically collected when you use our website, in order to provide you with our service or to respond to any questions or queries you may have, we may request and collect the following data from you:

(a)     Name;

(b)     Address;

(c)     Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers

This information is used for the purposes of keeping in contact with you regarding your driving lessons and appointments, including text reminders, diary management and accounting for the running of my business. All records are held in secure, cloud-based software called MyDriveTime.

Optional ways your data could be used with your permission are:

* Register you for free Theory test training with TheoryTestPro

* Register you for free confidence building techniques with Confident Drivers

* Test Pass photo on social media and my website

Important Information Regarding Our Website and Services

This privacy policy applies only to this website (driver-skills.co.uk) and does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website. This includes, but is not limited to, any links we may provide, including to social media websites.

Cookies. In order for our website to function properly and to provide you with a pleasant user experience, it is necessary for us to use Cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer by the website. Visitors to our website who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browser preferences to refuse cookies before accessing our website; although the website may then not work properly.

Google Analytics & Social Media. We may use Google Analytics & Social Media to collect standard internet log information about visitors to our website. This is done in order to discover, for example, how many visitors we have to the website. The information is processed in such a way that visitors to our website are not identified; you can read more about the use of Google Analytics or Social Media links and their privacy policies on their websites.

Website Security. We use a third party hosting service to maintain the security and performance of our website, and in order to do this, it is necessary to collect the Internet Protocol (‘IP’) address of visitors to our website.

Civic Allow Cookies.  This is the cookie stored by Cookie Control when a user agrees to have cookies stored on their machine.

Our Use of Your Data

Where you have requested we provide you with a service, we will keep your data only for the purposes of providing that service. For example, where you purchase a service from us, we may e-mail you to ask you if you were happy with the service and if there is anything we can do to improve our service to you. We will never rent or sell any of the data you provide to us, and any third parties we use will only ever process your information for us on a need to know basis and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Third Party Access to Your Data

We strive to keep third party access to your data to a minimum. However, data provided by you to us may in some circumstances need to be passed to third parties whom we use for the running of our business, for example, MyDriveTime who we use to diary appointments and sent automatic reminder text messages. Information passed to third parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that we request. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any data that is processed by third parties for us will be processed within the terms of this privacy policy and in accordance with the GDPR and any other applicable legislation.

Your Access to Your Data which is Held by Us

Under the GDPR you have the right to ask for a ‘Subject Access Request’- being a copy of your personal data held by us. Where we do hold such data on you we will provide you with a copy of the data we hold on you. This will be in a commonly used machine-readable file where you request us to e-mail the information to you. We will also give you a description of the data, tell you why we are holding it and tell you who we could have disclosed it to. We do not charge to provide you with this information.

Where data we hold on you is incorrect we will rectify the data. We will also stop processing data on your request and you may also request that we delete the data held on you, though we may have to retain data for a certain length of time for legal purposes, for example, tax legislation.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Although any changes are likely to be minor, we reserve the right to change and update this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Your continued use of this website after any changes means you are deemed to have accepted any change to the terms of this privacy policy.