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 or WhatsApp), I will store your messages on my phone/PC (along with your phone number/email address). If you contact me using an enquiry form, the information you submit will be stored in my emails and, if the enquiry form is from a link to the Total Drive App, your information will also be stored in the Total Drive App.

When you enquire about lessons, I will ask you for information about yourself and your household, which 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.  Prior to starting lessons, as part of the registration process, I will seek consent from you to:-

    1. issue reports to parents (where a parent is paying me directly for your lessons)
    2. use your contact details (to register you with third parties e.g. for online theory training and/or to record details of your lessons and progress on an App)
    3. use your driving licence number (to reserve/book a driving test)

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 an App (created for driving instructors) to record some of these details. The App also enables me to monitor the progress of learners in their driving lessons (using a 1-5 scoring system against a range of driving skills) and a reflection log. Learners will be given access to the App to view and input too.

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), provide training opportunities or maintain contact with you.

Your data is not used for marketing purposes and, apart from where your consent is sought, is not 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).

If you would like to read more detail about the information I have about you, please read my Privacy Policy. This policy also sets out why I need the information, how I use it, how long I keep it and how it is secured. It also shows how you can see the information I hold about you.

Version: 24.0


Recent Version History (Last 12 Months)

23.1 – January 2023 – Reference to consent sought extended to include using driving licence details, to reserve/book a test, and use of contact details to register for online theory training.

24.0 – December 2023 – Annual Review (No Changes)