Privacy Policy

General

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The Root Of It and associated brands process data to enable us to deliver training. The company needs to keep certain information on Learners and Centres in order to lawfully carry out its day to day operations, to meet its objectives and to comply with legal obligations.

The organisation is committed to ensuring any personal data will be dealt with in line with the aims of GDPR. To comply with the law, personal information will be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. 

For regulated qualifications, data is shared with both the awarding body and in England, the Education Skills and Funding Agency in order to administer the provision and assessment of the qualification. For funded training, data is also shared with the funding bodies in order to be able to evidence and claim funding.

Full details on how we use and protect your data are available in on our Data Protection Policy.

Customers are encouraged to email info@rootofit.com if you believe any data to be incorrect, unfair, misleading or inappropriate.

The Data Protection Officer for the company is Richard Curtis and he can be contacted directly on richard.curtis@rootofit.com.

Individuals have a right to access certain personal data being kept about them on computer and certain files.  Any person wishing to exercise this right should apply in writing to Richard Curtis, The Root Of It, 3 Merridale Road, Southampton, SO19 7AB.

Media

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.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.