Learn-Englishonline.co.uk Privacy Policy

Who we are

My name is Colin Roe, I teach English as a second language, I am an independant teacher so details are seen only by myself and my wife who acts as administrator! You can contact me via E-mail colin@learn-englishonline.co.uk

Our website address is: http://www.learn-englishonline.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We only collect the personal data you provide if/when you submit a contact form or E-mail me. This is only kept in order to respond to your enquiry and to set up classes should you wish to do so.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We collect names and contact details in order to respond to your enquiries and to set up English lessons if you require this. I will keep contact form entries for 3 months unless you choose to have lessons with me in which case I will keep them while we are having lessons and for 3 months from when lessons finish.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We don’t use any analytics.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone else.

How long we retain your data

We keep comments forms entries and initial E-mail enquiries for 3 Months. If you start lessons with us we keep your details for as long as you are having lessons and for 3 months from the end of those lessons. We will keep a copy of any invoices or receipts for 7 years for tax purposes. We will delete any details If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

we use Greengeeks web hosting based in USA but GDPR compliant you can see their privacy policy here for full details.


Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any privacy specific concerns please contact Colin Roe colin@learn-englishonline.co.uk

Additional information

How we protect your data

The website is encrypted, The limited contact details we hold are stored on the greengeeks server and also on a password protected home computer, security systems are always kept updated.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the unlikely event of a data breach we will take appropriate measures to secure data and report to the ICO (Information Commissioners Office)within 72 hours as per regulations.