Privacy Notice

At Class of Your Own, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Who to contact Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to The Data Protection Officer, Class of Your Own Ltd, The Institute, St Nicholas Hall, Wesley St, Sabden, Clitheroe, BB7 9EH Alternatively, you can telephone 01282 680946.

Who are we?

We’re Class of Your Own Ltd, a social business, with social purpose objects and restriction on distribution of profits. Our aim is the achievement of our vision and mission through the delivery of the DEC learning programme, with corresponding increased positive social outcomes. We work in partnership and collaboration with schools, government and industry organisations to this effect, inspiring all young people to reach their full potential through world class education and opportunity. We operate across the UK and, through partnerships, in some non EEA countries, such as Australia. Class of Your Own Ltd is the Data Controller. This means that we determine the reason and the manner in which your personal information is processed. Data is processed by employees of Class of Your Own Ltd and stored and processed by third-party services such as Capsule CRM, Microsoft and MailChimp.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about delivering Design Engineer Construct and related services, to make general enquiries about working with us or to request access to our resources. What type of information is collected from you? Personal data (or information) is data that can identify you either alone or in combination with other information we hold. The personal information we collect might include your name, address, job role, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • administer all aspects related to delivery and management of the DEC learning programme;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • dealing with entries into a competition;
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • notify you of changes to our services;
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about events, new opportunities and services offered by our partner organisations
  • apply for and manage funding
  • process job applications and work experience

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. We will share your information with others only when necessary for the purpose of delivering DEC or other services, for example passing contact details between adopters and adopted schools. Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third-party service providers for the purposes of completing tasks and managing data on our behalf (for example our website and community portal). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • withdraw consent to for us to process your personal information
  • request access to the personal information we hold about you
  • prevent us using your personal information for marketing purposes
  • ask us to erase personal data if the reason we hold and use it is no longer valid and to correct inaccurate or incomplete data
  • restrict the circumstances in which we process your personal information
  • prevent processing likely to cause damage or distress to you
  • be notified of a data breach if judged likely to result in a risk to your rights and freedoms
  • make a complaint to the UK authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about the work we do, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: or telephone on 01282 680946.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: or write to us at: Class of Your Own Ltd, The Institute, St Nicholas Hall, Wesley St, Sabden, Clitheroe, BB7 9EH You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Class of your Own hold about you. We will respond as soon as we can and not longer than 30 days after you ask for the information. Please contact our Data Protection Officer.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. We take special care with information relating to people under the age of 16. Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the Design Engineer Construct and COYO Community websites use cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website. In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under and approach us directly please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information for any purpose. We expect your school to take responsibility for making sure that your parents agree that we can collect and use your data for the delivery and publicity of Design Engineer Construct.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you are agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.