GDPR Privacy Notice

What is Blippit?

Introduction

‘Blippit’ is an education technology brand, owned by Get Logged In Ltd.

What do we do?

We provide web based software, support, training and resources (Blippit) to enhance curriculum learning and promote inclusion through social media (Blippit Social).  We also provide and run the Social School Award which is a self assessment certified CPD opportunity for schools using social media.

Blippit is a collection of web based creativity and learning tools.  Our  curriculum tools are the ‘App Maker’, ‘Blocks’, ‘PureCode Python’, ‘Spotlight’.  Our content management tool for schools using Facebook is the Blippit Social Facebook app which is provided as part of our Blippit Social service to schools.

What information will be shared?

At Blippit we are not required to, nor do we,  share data with third parties on schools, users or companies to provide our services.

Blippit provides it’s services and tools largely across the UK which is where all  data is stored for the delivery and management of the core Blippit service.

Where we partner with governments for specific projects we will meet data and performance requirements by hosting all aspects of the service within the client country. If this is not possible due to infrastructure limitations we get consent to use the next best location available for you.  The Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates use Blippit tools that are managed, hosted and maintained within the UAE using Government infrastructure.

How will my information be used?

Your information will be used to:

  • give you the correct functionality and privileges in our products
  • for billing purposes as required
  • to receive service updates and guidance email content

We process the information that you give to us at registration in order to provide the Blippit service and enable billing as required. We may correct obvious type errors or inaccuracies to improve data quality.

All users/customers proactively have to agree to allow us to process data pertaining to their registration and use of Blippit tools/services.

The lawful basis for processing personal data for Free Blippit users comes under legitimate interests.  We identify a free user as a real school and potential customer on our database.  Free users receive no more than 6 tips and ideas emails over coming months to help guide them in their use of Blippit.  To help users (administrators) unsubscribe from receiving these advice emails a link is provided in any email correspondence.

We operate only two email lists and each can be unsubscribed from at any time by the recipient.  Once a Blippit account expires you are removed from our mail lists automatically and won’t hear from us again unless re-activated within 12 months by renewing your Blippit subscription.

When a school upgrades to a paid account, we use the contact data under a lawful contract basis to inform billing and service support.  All users/customers are their own data controllers who can update, delete, modify this data at any time.

There are benefits to integrating Blippit with Office 365 or Google Edu platforms for faster sign-on.  You give us your school tenancy ID value and we connect having received your consent.  We process the email IDs to create Blippit accounts automatically.  We have no access to any other personal data. These integrations are reversible if school requests a change.

We process that which you give to us directly at registration in order provide the Blippit service and enable billing as required. We may correct obvious typos to improve data quality.  As a free or paid user of Blippit, your email is used by us to send service updates, tips and guidance for using our product. We operate two mail lists. The mail lists can be unsubscribed from at any time.  Once your account expires you are removed from our mail lists automatically unless re-activated within 12 months by renewing your Blippit subscription.

There are benefits to integrating Blippit with Office 365 or Google Edu platforms for faster sign-on.  You give us your school tenancy ID value and we connect having received your consent.  We process the email IDs to create Blippit accounts automatically.  We have no access to any other personal data. These integrations are reversible if school requests a change.

What is personal, sensitive and anonymised information?

Blippit does not use, control or process any Special Category data as described under GDPR.

 

How long is your information stored?

Blippit will only store registration and user information while you are an active user on our platform.  We will follow established best practice and completely delete your data within 12 months of your subscription ending including any work projects.

File Type Description Retention Period
Email Billing, support and sales related Emails held in Microsoft Outlook 365 that haven’t been exported or moved elsewhere. 2 years year from the date received and then deleted.
Data record (fields as listed above under “What data will be shared”) Database records containing the fields required by UK revenue reporting Customer records need to be retained for 6 years
Hard copy file Copy forms  and other paperwork regarding account billing These need to be retained for 6 years

How will your information be protected?

Your information will only be accessible by staff at Blippit. Your data will not be stored outside the European Economic area and it will be stored and used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.  Special projects for governments will mean that data is stored in the country where the service is consumed and data will be stored in that country unless otherwise specified.

Further Information

If you would like more information concerning Blippit and its work then please contact support@blippit.co.uk

Your rights

You have the right to remove your consent from Blippit at any point. If you do remove your consent for Blippit to share your information then we will not be able to provide a full and efficient service that will meet the terms and terms and conditions of use requirements. To remove your consent you must contact Blippit Support on support@blippit.co.uk

If you would like to request a copy of the information Blippit holds on your school then please make your request in writing to support@blippit.co.uk

If at any point you believe the information Blippit process regarding your school is incorrect you can request to see it, have it corrected or deleted. Where possible we will seek to comply with your request but we may need to hold or process information in connection with one or more of our legal functions such as UK revenue reporting.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your school data, you can contact use Support via support@blippit.co.uk  who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) here.