- What information does Pearson collect about me?
- How does Pearson collect my personal information?
- What will Pearson do with my personal information?
- Email marketing and opt-out
- How does Pearson keep my personal information safe?
- Will Pearson share my personal information with anyone else?
- What if I am under 18 years old?
- Contacting Pearson
At Pearson, we know that you care how your personal information is used and we appreciate that you trust us to do that carefully and sensibly.
2. What information does Pearson collect about me?
Personal information that we collect may include your name, contact details (phone numbers, email address and addresses) and data about the pages you visit on our site, as well as any other personal information relating to you or a third party that you supply to us
3. How does Pearson collect my personal information?
We collect your information in two ways:
Personal information you choose to disclose. You may, for example, provide us with your information when you post something on our site, when you register for any features on our site that require registration, when you contact us (online or offline) or when you order goods or services from us.
In a separate automatic operation the web server will collect your IP address and browser type and details of the website, mobile app or email communication you came from before entering our site. This information is used to:
- a) work out how many times our site has been visited
- b) record which parts of our site have been visited so we can improve the content and layout of the site
- c) understand the effectiveness of our email communications.
We may from time to time supply this data to third parties in an anonymised form for uses in connection with our site.
4. What will Pearson do with my personal information?
We and our group companies may use your personal information to confirm receipt of your registration and/or online submission; to contact you in the event of the selection by Pearson of your submission.
5. Email marketing and opt-out
We will not send you marketing emails if you have opted out of receiving them. Any marketing emails we send you will include an unsubscribe link at the end of the email. Some Pearson sites also provide contact details you may use if you want to contact us by email, post or telephone in order to unsubscribe. In addition, some Pearson sites have a "My Account" page where you can choose whether or not to receive marketing communications from us.
6. How does Pearson keep my personal information safe?
We seek to protect the safety of all your personal information. Where we use third parties to process personal information, we require them to ensure the safety of your information. We use appropriate security measures on our own systems, but the internet is not a secure medium and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted via the internet.
Any personal information that you voluntarily post on a public area of our site, such as a bulletin board or discussion forum, or an interactive area requiring registration and/or subscription, may be collected and used by others. Please be careful what personal information you disclose in this way. You understand that we cannot control the actions of other users.
7. Will Pearson share my personal information with anyone else?
We will never sell your personal information. We may disclose and share personal information with the third parties listed below. Because the internet is a global environment, you accept and agree that this will include the transfer of your personal information to other countries around the world, including countries outside of the European Economic Area which may not have the same data protection laws as the UK. We may share your personal information:
with our group companies or any entity which acquires any part of our business with our service providers (including, for example, distributors/agents of our products, suppliers who develop or host our sites) with third-party search engines that may index user profile pages and usernames as part of the URL of the user profile page by default if required or permitted by law with relevant third parties (such as your employer, your school, your internet service provider, law enforcement agencies) if we reasonably believe you may be in breach of the law (e.g. if you have posted defamatory content on our sites) with other third parties with your consent.
8. What if I am under 18 years old?
You agree not to misuse any personal information available on our Site or to gather it or use robots or other automated scripts, codes or functionalities to do so.
11. Contacting Pearson
Data Protection Officer
190 High Holborn
or email us at UKDataProtection@pearson.com.
Our “group companies” mean companies which are under common control with Pearson Education Limited by Pearson Plc, including without limitation Edexcel Limited (and its subsidiaries), Fronter AS (and its subsidiaries), Pearson Assessment & Information GmbH, Pearson Education Inc, Pearson College Limited, Pearson Education Deutschland GmbH, Pearson Education Schweiz AG, Pearson Educación S.A, Pearson Education France SAS, Pearson Education Benelux BV, Pearson Education Hellas SA, Pearson Italia SpA, Pearson Education Central Europe Sp Zoo, Pearson Education South Asia Ltd, Pearson Education Asia Ltd, Pearson Education Japan KK, Pearson Education Korea Ltd, Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd, Pearson New Zealand Ltd, Pearson South Africa Pty Ltd, Longman Nigeria plc, Pearson Education de Mexico SA de CV, Pearson Education de Colombia Ltda, Pearson Education do Brazil Ltda.