General privacy statement:
You should know that I am as concerned about the privacy of my personal information as you are about yours. I would like to take this opportunity to demonstrate to you that this makes me an ideal person to be handling your information.
I record information necessary for individual identification,contact and driving development purposes. This information is destroyed when it is no longer needed. I will ask if I may take a picture of you along with your driving test pass certificate. These are used on this website (remember those happy faces on the home page) and on my Instagram account so that you can easily share it across your social media accounts if you wish.
Please read further if you would like further details.
UK Privacy legislation:
I am committed to protecting your privacy in line with current legislation.
I have responsibilities under this legislation which I believe are covered below.
Information is not stored in any way that can be accessed or recovered from the internet or electronically in any way.
Collection of personal information:
Via this website :-
No personally identifiable information at all is collected via the Findley's Driving School website.
Basic server information includes how many pages have been served, over what time period etcetera. Nothing is recorded which can be used to identify an individual website user.
Over the phone :-
Name, address and contact number are all that is required to process an initial booking. Notes may be taken if you offer any information that is considered relevent. An example of relevent information would be that you have driven previously and whether this was privately or with a driving instructor. Pen and paper are used for this and the information destroyed once it has been processed.
In person :-
On your first lesson I shall fill in and explain to you the relevance of your lesson log sheet.
On the plain side I shall record your name, address, telephone number (mobile preferably) and whether or not you have passed your theory and hazard perception tests. This paperwork is destroyed once you have passed your practical driving test.
Driving lesson content records:
I need to record lesson specific information so that at the beginning of every lesson I can see, at a glance: which parts of the syllabus we have covered, to what level, and where we have been.
Driving test information:
Once your driving test is booked I shall record this in my diary and share this information with nobody at all.
Driving test pass picture:
once you have successfully passed your practical driving test I will ask if I may take a picture of you with your test pass certificate. Lots of pupils say yes, hence the pictures on the home page of this website. I also upload these pictures to my Instagram account. Many find this very useful for sharing their pass picture across their own social media. Some say no for their own reasons, and it is entirely your choice. Every year I have some pupils who choose to take their test in their own vehicle accompanied by a parent, in which case I am not there to ask.
How I use your information:
If you allow me to take a picture of you with your test pass certificate then it will, at some point, appear upon the home page of this website. No other information is shared at all!
I will not disclose any private pupil information to third parties unless required to do so by law.
Don't even ask, the answer is 'NO!'
How long I store your information:
Information that is held for contact purposes is deleted once you have passed your driving test. Driving lesson content records are also destroyed.