Privacy Policy – Archived

Please note that this privacy policy, published in September 2018, has been replaced by a new privacy policy in July 2020 that can be viewed here. The below is stored for reference purposes only.

Below, we’ve summarised our privacy policy in plain language, and provided the technical legalistic version.

The easy-read version

Teacher Tapp collects data with the aim of helping the schools community get smarter and finding the answers to questions we’ve long wanted to know.

We aim to do this in a fair, transparent and ethical way.

Your personal information will not be passed to a third party organisation.

Any information we gain about you is available for you to see. Under the Data Protection Act you can ask to see what information we hold about you, request changes to the data, or instruct us to delete it.

Why we collect your information

We collect your email address as a form of personal identification in case you change your phone and in case we need to contact you about  the app. We collect your school name and postcode as a way of capturing information about your location and school type.

Through the app we also collect information about your opinions so we can share teachers’ collective views on issues. Results of questions are available each day on the app. We also publish a free weekly blog analysing results.

We allow organisations to sponsor questions and analyses. When working with these organisations we have strict rules around how they can ask questions, and we only provide data at the aggregate level in the same way that we publish our blogs. Personal data is never sold to third party organisations.

Storing your information

We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure. Your personal information is kept separately from app question answers. We have strict controls over who can see the data.

We keep the answers to questions so we can analyse trends over time. For example, are people who teach in lots of classrooms more likely to leave their school? Or, do teachers in outstanding-rated schools go to the pub together more often? (So far our research says this is correct!)

We operate on the basis of consent given at the time of sign-up. If you wish to withdraw consent please remove the app. You can also instruct us to delete your data by emailing

Your rights

If you have any further questions, comments, ideas, surprises, requests, gifts to give us, please send us an email.

You are also able to complain to the Information Commissioners’ Office if you believe we are doing something wrong but we’d prefer it if you emailed us first. We do really want to get this right and are happy to correct mistakes.

Who owns Teacher Tapp?

The Teacher Tapp website and app is owned and operated by Education Intelligence Limited, a registered company set up by Becky Allen, Laura McInerney and Alex Weatherall as part of the Teacher Tapp experiment and for the purpose of incubating smart ideas about education. There are no outside controlling entities.

Education Intelligence Ltd is the controller of all data from the app.


Privacy Policy


1.1   This Privacy Policy details how we, Education Intelligence Limited, trading as Teacher Tapp collect, use and process personal data provided to us. This Privacy Policy affects your legal rights and obligations so please read it carefully. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy, do not use our app and do not provide us with any personal data. If you have any questions, you can contact us at

1.2   We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time at our discretion. If we do so, and the changes substantially affect your rights or obligations, we shall notify you if we have your email address. Otherwise, you are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy so that you are aware of any changes to it.

1.3   We are the controller of your personal data.

Collecting and using your data

2.1   In order to download the app, you must provide us with your name and email address, together with the name and postcode of the school where you teach.  We will use your name and email address to allow you to access the app and in case you change the device you use to access the app.  We will use the name and postcode of the school to find your school on our database, and then link that school’s data to your account. You must not register under someone else’s name.   No other personal data is required.

2.2   We may also use your personal data for our legitimate interests, including dealing with any customer services you require, enforcing our Conditions of Use, for regulatory and legal purposes, for audit purposes and to contact you about changes to this Privacy Policy.

2.3   If you contact us by email or post, we may keep a record of the correspondence and we may also record any telephone call we have with you.

2.4   Your email address is held in a separate database from your responses to the in-app questions.

Who do we share your data with?

3.1   For our legitimate interests, we may share your personal data with any service providers, sub-contractors and agents that we may appoint to perform functions on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions, including IT service providers, accountants, auditors and lawyers. We shall provide our service providers, sub-contractors and agents only with such of your personal data as they need to provide the service for us and if we stop using their services, we shall request that they delete your personal data or make it anonymous within their systems.

3.2   In order to comply with our legal obligations, under certain circumstances we may have to disclose your personal data under applicable laws, regulations and/or in response to a court order, for example to protect a third party’s rights, property, or safety.

3.3   For our legitimate interests, we may also share your personal data in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by or into another company.

Where we hold and process your personal data

4.1   We currently hold all personal data within in the UK. However, some or all of your personal data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (the EEA) for any reason, including for example, if our email server is located in a country outside the EEA or if any of our service providers are based outside of the EEA. If we do store or transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under applicable laws.


5.1   We shall process your personal data in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

5.2   However, you acknowledge that no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take these steps to secure your personal data, we do not promise that your personal data will always remain completely secure.

Your rights

6.1   You have the right to obtain from us a copy of the personal data that we hold for you, and to require us to correct errors in the personal data that we process for you if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. You also have the right at any time to require that we delete your personal data. To exercise these rights, or any other rights you may have under applicable laws, please contact us at . You agree that if we are required to delete your personal data, you shall no longer be entitled to access the app.

6.2   Please note, we reserve the right to charge an administrative fee if any request you make under this provision is manifestly unfounded or excessive.

6.3   If you have any complaints in relation to this Privacy Policy or otherwise in relation to our processing of your personal data, please contact us first.  Otherwise, you can contact the Information Commissioner, see

Retention of personal data

7.1   We retain your personal data in accordance with applicable laws.  Therefore, if you download our app, we shall retain your personal data until you request that we delete it. If you have otherwise contacted us with a question or comment, we shall retain your personal data for 6 months following such contact to respond to any further queries you might have.


8.1   If any provision of this Privacy Policy is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

8.2.   This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Last updated: Sept 2018