This Privacy Notice sets out the information that I collect, generate and hold that identifies you.
If you browse my website (which uses the secure https protocol), I will see what pages you visit (but only identified by your IP address).
Whenever you contact me (by email or any messaging service e.g. Text, WhatsApp, Facebook), I will store your messages on my phone/PC (along with your phone number/email address).
When you enquire about lessons, I will ask you for information about yourself and your household, that forms part of a health risk assessment. If this leads to you wanting to arrange lessons, I will ask you for more information (the details already recorded on your Driving Licence, as well as your contact details, if not already known) and ask you to agree to my terms of business.
Once you have started lessons with me, I will create other information about you (dates and times of lessons and dates and amounts of payments made for lessons). This information is held on my computer but also included on a paper “Driver Record”. The Driver Record also helps me to monitor your progress in driving lessons (using a 1-5 scoring system against a range of driving skills).
Whenever you are in the car, with the engine running or the ignition switched on, a dashcam will usually be recording. While it will be primarily recording activity out the front and rear windscreen, it may also capture images and voices of occupants in the car.
All the information I collect, generate and hold about you is either needed for me to fulfil my contract with you (in providing driving lessons), satisfy a legal obligation (e.g. my accounts) or maintain contact with you.
Your data is not used for marketing purposes or shared with anyone else, except if requested by the Police, DVSA, AA Driving School Accident Management or insurance company (where you were the driver at the time of an incident and this may include any dashcam footage) or to arrange free online theory training (with your consent) with a third party supplier.
April 2018 – Original Version
June 2019 – Clarification that email addresses are shared to arrange free online theory training (but this is done with the learner’s consent).
September 2019 – Following the purchase of a new dashcam in August 2019, the privacy notice highlights that the new recording device may capture images and voices of the occupants in the car.
January 2020 – Notice updated to reflect that my website has now moved to the secure https protocol and the reference to online theory training is made generically (rather than the specific name of the current provider, as this may change from time to time).
April 2020 – Clarifying that some personal details (e.g. phone number or email address) is used to maintain contact.
20.3 – New version numbering. Reference to new “Health Risk Assessment” information obtained at enquiry stage.