We are committed to keeping safe and secure any personal and identifiable information obtained about users and to provide a safe learning environment for children. This site has been set up to allow children to continue learning while the schools are closed. The content is suitable for the age groups specified in each area and has been put together by your teachers. However, because the target users are under the age of 13, individuals are manually registered to prevent the collection of real names and email addresses at this point.
- The site only collects minimal personal information in order to register a user and submit work to a child’s relevant teacher.
- We recommend that users do not use their full name as their username and can use a ‘nick’ name or made up name to further protect their privacy.
- No information is sold or passed on to any third party.
- Registered users can have their personal details erased at any point but they will no longer have access to the resources.
What personal information does this site collect?
The personal information we collect about children may include: first name and class. In addition, we collect usernames (not real name) and passwords in order to register users.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
How do we collect and process information?
Information is collected directly from posted comments and through the ‘Submit your work here’ form.
How do we use your information?
The information collected may be used for the following purposes:
- To forward submitted work to the relevant class teacher.
- Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
- Comments are review prior to posting on the website to scrutinize for personal details and prevent messages being displayed that contain personal information.
How can I withdraw consent to use/store my personal details?
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data that is held about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Consent may be withdrawn at any time. Please contact us via the ‘Submit your work here’ link to request this.
For how long is your information held?
Information is kept to provide access to the site and to support educational purposes. Information is kept until the registered users account is deleted or deletion is requested by the registered user or parent/carer of the registered user.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.