By using the TutorCruncher and TimeCruncher website and services (herein after the “Services”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service"). TutorCruncher Ltd (Company No. 08385970) is registered in England and Wales at The Food Exchange, New Covent Garden Market, London, SW8 5EL.
TutorCruncher reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service, at any time. TutorCruncher will make reasonably efforts to inform you about any changes to these terms of service.
These terms of service apply to any person (such as a self-employed tutor) or business (such as an agency) with a TutorCruncher company account ("you"). Some clauses relate to both you and any user who you intentionally or unintentionally give access to TutorCruncher (herein after "your users").
Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools, new functionality, website features or other resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service.
Section A: Account Terms
Section B: Payments and Refunds
Section C: Fee Calculations
Section D: Cancellation and Termination
Section E: Liability
Whether you are an end user (an individual) or agency/business:
If you are an agency/business:
Section F: Control, Copyright and Content Ownership
Section G: How We Use Your Information (Data Protection)
Section H: General Conditions
Authorised by the Board of TutorCruncher with effect July 2021
TutorCruncher is the controller of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Statement, unless expressly specified otherwise. In other words, this Privacy Statement applies principally to all those occasions where TutorCruncher is determining the purposes and means of the processing of your Personal Data.
As an Account holder or authorised user, for content and data that you upload, or make available through our cloud and platform services, you are responsible for ensuring that such content is fully in accordance with our Terms of Service so that such content does not offend or violate another user’s privacy.
In terms of the relevant laws that apply to our business and your Personal Data, TutorCruncher adheres to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the “EU GDPR”) as it applied in full prior to 1 January 2021 (and continues to apply to Personal Data belonging to persons who are located in the EU today). We also comply with the retained version of the EU GDPR as it applies from 1 January 2021 in the UK (as amended and updated from time to time) (the “UK GDPR”).
Outside of the UK and EU we recognise the need to be in tune with data protection law overseas, where we may have now, or in future, customers or business operations. (including but not limited to relevant laws in Canada, Australia, India and Switzerland). We continue to monitor relevant privacy laws in these territories and will take local expertise into account as and when required.
For the avoidance of doubt, this Privacy Statement does not apply to the extent we process Personal Data in the role of a processor on behalf of our customers, including where we offer to our customers various cloud products and services through which our customers (and/or their affiliates): (i) create their own websites and applications running on our platforms; (ii) sell or offer their own products and services; (iii) send electronic communications to other individuals; or (iv) otherwise collect, use, share or process Personal Data via our cloud products and services.
For detailed privacy information related to where a TutorCruncher customer such as a tutoring agency and/or a customer affiliate who uses the TutorCruncher cloud products and services is the controller, please reach out to the respective customer or agency directly. We are not responsible for the privacy or data security practices of our customers, which may differ from those set forth in this Privacy Statement.
Processing activities covered
This Privacy Statement applies to the processing of Personal Data collected by us when you:
1. Visit our websites that display or link to this Privacy Statement
2. Visit our branded social media pages
3. Visit our offices
4. Receive communications from us, including emails and phone calls
5. Use our cloud products and services as an authorized user where we act as a controller of your Personal Data (for example, as an employee of one of our customers who provided you with access to our services)
Our websites and services may contain links to other websites, applications and services maintained by third parties. The information practices of such other services, or of social media networks that host our branded social media pages, are governed by third parties’ privacy statements, which you should review to better understand those third parties’ privacy practices.
What Personal Data do we collect?
The Personal Data that we collect directly from you includes the following:
1. If you express an interest in obtaining additional information about our services, request customer support, use our "Contact Us" or similar features, register to use our websites, or download certain content, we may require that you provide to us your contact information, such as your name, job title, company name, address, phone number, email address or username and password
2. If you use and interact with our websites or emails, we automatically collect information about your device and your usage of our websites or emails through cookies, web beacons or similar technologies, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or other identifiers, which may qualify as Personal Data
3. If you use and interact with our services, we automatically collect information about your device and your usage of our services, through log files and other technologies, some of which may qualify as Personal Data
4. If you voluntarily submit certain information to our services, such as filling out a survey about your user experience, we collect the information you have provided as part of that request and
5. If you visit our offices, you may be required to register as a visitor and to provide your name, email address, phone number, company name and time and date of arrival.
6. If you provide us or our service providers with any Personal Data relating to other individuals, you represent that you have the authority to do so and acknowledge that it will be used in accordance with this Privacy Statement. If you believe that your Personal Data has been provided to us improperly, or to otherwise exercise your rights relating to your Personal Data, please contact us by using the information set out in the “Contacting us” section below.
What device and usage data we process
We use common information-gathering tools, such as tools for collecting usage data, cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to automatically collect information that may contain Personal Data from your computer or mobile device as you navigate our websites, our services or interact with emails we have sent to you.
Device and usage data
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically on connection with the use of the website by individual users. This information may include IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, the pages and files viewed, searches, operating system and system configuration information and date/time stamps associated with your usage. This information is used to analyze overall trends, to help us provide and improve our websites and to guarantee their security and continued proper functioning.
In addition, we gather certain information automatically as part of your use of the cloud products and services. This information may include IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, the pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take, operating system and system configuration information and date/time stamps associated with your usage. This information is used to maintain the security of the services, to provide necessary functionality, as well as to improve performance of the services, to assess and improve customer and user experience of the services, to review compliance with applicable usage terms, to identify future opportunities for development of the services, to assess capacity requirements, to identify customer opportunities and for the security of TutorCruncher generally (in addition to the security of our products and services). Some of the device and usage data collected within the services, whether alone or in conjunction with other data, could be personally identifying to you. Please note that this device and usage data is primarily used for the purposes of identifying the uniqueness of each user logging on (as opposed to specific individuals), apart from where it is strictly required to identify an individual for security purposes or as required as part of our provision of the services to our customers (where we act as a processor).
Cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies on our website and in email communications
When you visit our websites, we or an authorized third party may place a cookie on your browser and/or device, which collects information, including Personal Data, about your online activities over time and across different sites. Cookies allow us to track usage, determine your browsing preferences and improve and customize your browsing experience.
We also use web beacons on our websites and in email communications. For example, we may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of our websites. Such technologies are used to operate and improve our websites and email communications.
|Type of Cookies||Description||Managing Settings|
|Required cookies||Required cookies are necessary for basic website functionality. Some examples include: session cookies needed to transmit the website, authentication cookies, and security cookies.||If you have chosen to identify yourself to us, we may place on your browser a cookie that allows us to uniquely identify you when you are logged into the websites and to process your online transactions and requests. Because required cookies are essential to operate the websites, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.|
|Functional cookies||Functional cookies enhance functions, performance, and services on the website. Some examples include: cookies used to analyze site traffic, cookies used for market research, and cookies used to display advertising that is not directed to a particular individual.
Functional cookies may also be used to improve how our websites function and to help us provide you with more relevant communications, including marketing communications. These cookies collect information about how our websites are used, including which pages are viewed most often.
We may use our own technology or third-party technology to track and analyze usage information to provide enhanced interactions and more relevant communications, and to track the performance of our advertisements.
For example, we use Google Analytics ("Google Analytics"), a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can learn about Google’s privacy practices by going to www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
|You can choose to opt out of functional cookies. To change your cookie settings and preferences, including those for functional cookies, click the Cookie Preferences link in the footer of the page.
To opt out from data collection by Google Analytics, you can download and install a browser add-on, which is available here.
To learn how to control functional cookies via your individual browser settings, click here.
|Targeting or Advertising cookies||Targeting or advertising cookies track activity across websites in order to understand a viewer’s interests, and to direct specific marketing to them. Some examples include: cookies used for remarketing, or interest-based advertising.
|To opt out of any advewrtiusing cookies, please visit the opt-out pages of the Network Advertising Initiative.|
Notices on behavioural advertising and opt-out for website visitors
As described above, we or third parties may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser when you visit our websites for the purpose of serving you targeted advertising (also referred to as “online behavioral advertising” or “interest-based advertising”). To learn more about targeted advertising and advertising networks or opt out, please visit the opt-out pages of the Network Advertising Initiative.
To manage the use of targeting and advertising cookies on this website, click the Cookie Preferences link in the footer of the page or consult your individual browser settings for cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, click here. Various browsers may also offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 local storage.
Opt-Out from the setting of cookies on your individual browser
In addition to utilizing the user preference center, where available, you may opt-out from the collection of non-essential device and usage data on your web browser (see the "What device and usage data we process" section, above) by managing your cookies at the individual browser level. In addition, if you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising click here (or, if located in the European Union, click here).
While some internet browsers offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked, these features are not yet uniform and there is no common standard that has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators.
In light of recent changes to cookies practices in 2021 (with respect to the disablement of third party cookies on some browsers) we include below an updated list of the more popular browser types with hyperlinks showing how to adapt their cookie settings accordingly:
Telephony log information
If you use certain features of our services on a mobile device, we may also collect telephony log information (like phone numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls), device event information (such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser language), and location information (through IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide us with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and cell towers).
Video-Conference data and images
TutorCruncher understands the importance of modern video communication tools which help support the agencies, tutors and users who use our services. It is important to remember that TutorCruncher does not directly provide or own the communication tools used in the delivery of the tutoring services, so it is important you are aware of the approaches to image-use and personal data inputted by the various video-call providers. We link below to some examples of their approaches to data privacy:
Purposes for which we process Personal Data and the legal bases on which we rely
We only hold and process Personal Data when the law allows us to. We set out below a visual depiction of the six core “legal bases” which allow us to process Personal Data under UK GDPR and EU GDPR followed by a short assessment of the most relevant to TutorCruncher’s operations:
Who do we share Personal Data with?
We may share your Personal Data as follows:
Daily.co – real-time video and audio API (https://www.daily.co/privacy)
Bramble – online tutoring (https://about.bramble.io/help/privacy-policy.html)
Groupworld – classroom software/online tutoring: (https://www.groupworld.net/privacy.shtml)
Blutick – mathematics tools powered by AI (https://blutick.com/gdpr/)
BitPaper – collaborative/whiteboarding tools (https://www.bitpaper.io/privacy-policy)
For these integrated partners, we may share information about a particular agency or account holder, along with a small amount of detail about those users availing of a particular tool (name and email address typically) under that account;
Sharing and Overseas Transfers of Personal Data
Where we store your Personal Data
TutorCruncher processes and stores the Personal Data described in this Privacy Statement inside the UK mostly but also in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and elsewhere. We have a presence in Australia, Canada, India and Switzerland, and our international reach is likely to continue to grow as new markets, customers, and opportunities arise. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement, EU GDPR, UK GDPR plus any localised data protection laws which apply in specific jurisdictions (recognising that our compliance with UK GDPR provides us with a highly regarded benchmark from which to build upon as we grow).
Where we engage in some international transfers of Personal Data (those which would be considered to be outside the EEA and UK) we shall continue to make sure that appropriate safeguards are in place, such as the deemed application of standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission. We shall continue to use these (or deem their application where relevant) and will also monitor the development of UK related standard contractual clauses by the ICO as and when appropriate and applicable.
How long do we keep your Personal Data?
We may retain your Personal Data for a period of time consistent with the original purpose of collection as above. We determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data on the basis of the amount, nature and sensitivity of Personal Data processed, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of Personal Data and whether we can achieve the purposes of the processing through other means, as well as on the basis of applicable legal requirements (such as applicable statutes of limitation).
As a general rule in respect of Personal Data held on the TutorCruncher platform, we aim to retain such data for the duration of the contract held with a particular customer and for up to one year after the contract, after which time the Personal Data in question will be deleted.] There will be exceptions of course to this general rule for Personal Data required to be held for different legal purposes (such as board records, employee data, tax information).
After expiry of the applicable retention periods, your Personal Data will be deleted. If there is any data that we are unable, for technical reasons, to delete entirely from our systems, we will put in place appropriate measures to prevent any further use of such data.
Your rights relating to your Personal Data
You have certain rights relating to your Personal Data, subject to local data protection laws. Depending on the applicable laws and, in particular, if you are located in the EEA, these rights may include:
How to exercise your rights
To exercise your rights, please contact us by using the information in the “Contact us” section, below. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month and will contact you if we need additional information from you in order to honour your request. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month, taking into account the complexity and number of requests we receive. If you are an employee/contractor/client/student/affiliate of a TutorCruncher customer, we recommend you contact your company’s system administrator for assistance in correcting or updating your information.
Some registered users may update their user settings, profiles, organization settings and event registrations by logging into their accounts and editing their settings or profiles.
To update your billing information, discontinue your account and/or request return or deletion of your Personal Data and other information associated with your account, please contact us by using the information in the “Contacting us” section, below.
Your rights relating to customer data
As described above, we may also process Personal Data submitted by or for a customer to our cloud products and services. To this end, if not stated otherwise in this Privacy Statement or in a separate disclosure, we process such Personal Data in the role of a mere processor on behalf of a customer (and/or its affiliates) who is the responsible controller of the Personal Data concerned (see the "Responsible TutorCruncher entity" section above). We are not responsible for and have no control over the privacy and data security practices of our customers, which may differ from those set forth in this Privacy Statement. If your data has been submitted to us by or on behalf a TutorCruncher customer and you wish to exercise any rights you may have under applicable data protection laws, please inquire with the applicable customer directly. Because we may only access a customer’s data upon instruction from that customer, if you wish to make your request directly to us, please provide to us the name of the TutorCruncher customer who submitted your data to us. We will refer your request to that customer, and will support them as needed in responding to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Your preferences for email marketing communications
If we process your Personal Data for the purpose of sending you marketing communications, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our marketing emails. Additionally, you may unsubscribe by contacting us using the information in the “Contacting us" section, below. Please note that opting out of marketing communications does not opt you out of receiving important business communications related to your current relationship with us, such as communications about your subscriptions or event registrations, service announcements or security information.
If we process your Personal Data for the purpose of sending you marketing communications, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications from TutorCruncher by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of TutorCruncher marketing emails.
Please note that opting out of marketing communications does not opt you out of receiving important business communications related to your current relationship with us, such as communications about your subscriptions or event registrations, service announcements or security information.
How we secure your Personal Data
We take precautions including organizational, technical and physical measures to help safeguard against the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration and unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, the Personal Data we process or use.
In the event there is an occasion in future where there is an unauthorised use or breach with respect to Personal Data, TutorCruncher shall comply with UK GDPR expectations and timelines (including a 72 hour investigation and reporting window) in order to mitigate the risk to any individuals affected.
While we follow generally accepted standards to protect Personal Data, no method of storage or transmission is 100% secure. You are solely responsible for protecting your password, limiting access to your devices and signing out of websites after your sessions. If you have any questions about the security of our websites, please contact us by using the information in the “Contacting us” section, below.
Changes to this Privacy Statement & Privacy Updates
We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes in our practices, technologies, legal requirements and other factors. When embarking on a new product feature, or taking on a new third party partner, or expanding into new territories, we endeavour to capture and determine the level of privacy risk via proportionate internal consideration and screening exercises. That will then inform any updates to this Privacy Statement or to our business practices which may be required.
If we do feel changes are necessary, we will update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Statement. If we make a material update, we may provide you with notice prior to the update taking effect, such as by posting a conspicuous notice on our website or by contacting you using the email address you provided.
We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to stay informed about our collection, processing and sharing of your Personal Data.
Contacting us and others
To exercise your rights regarding your Personal Data, or if you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement please fill out this form or mail us at:
Data Protection Officer, TutorCruncher, The Food Exchange New Covent Garden Market SW8 5EL United Kingdom.
We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any complaint or concern about privacy. If, however, you believe that we have not been able to assist with your complaint or concern, you have the right to formally write to the Information Commissioner's Office at www.ico.org.uk, or to the relevant data protection supervisory authority in your country of residence. The ICO can be contacted at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. They can be contacted by telephone on 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545 745.