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Privacy Privacy policy All users
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This policy details your privacy while using this site.
Edited 22/10/23 Part 3. 3a & 3b

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1) Your personal data.

We will never sell, pass on or use your personal details to any third party unless we have your express permission to do so or are required to do so by law. With the exception of the following instances

2) Site Functionality &  MOODLE. 
  • This whole site, functionality and code is open source, freely developed and distributed by MOODLE.ORG as a virtual learning environment for the global education sector. Anyone can download, use and create a MOODLE based VLE.  This is not a regular web site.  It is built by MOODLE.ORG specifically to support students and education establishments to learn online. 
  • MOODLE builds functionality on the assumption that we all know each other - as we would if we were all in the same class or in the same school. It provides functionality for collaborative learning, peer review, chat rooms, marking by teachers and forums to name a few. By design MOODLE is built for teachers to see what everyone  is doing, mark submissions, monitor engagement of students with courses, interact and collaborate as much as possible. MOODLE was designed for students to track their learning and coursework. Of course the Home Ed community does not follow the standard education model and we are not using MOODLE in a standard way.  Common sense must prevail when using this site for example if you contribute to forums other people will see your contributions.
  • MOODLE tracks site engagement and generates site logs so that students can keep track of their learning progress and teachers can mark their input.  As an online virtual learning environment MOODLE inherently tracks student user engagement and input with courses and all other activities to support marking and reporting. 

By registering with and using this site you accept that  your actions and input into this site are linked to your user profile. If you wish to use this site as an anonymous user you must sign in as a guest (restricted access)

What do we do with site usage data and registered user usage data?

It is not used for marketing purpose's, It is not passed or sold to third parties. We don't have the time, inclination or interest to do anything at all with site data. If there is a technical problem in the way the site is functioning we may look at site logs to help us pinpoint the problem. If you have a problem with using the site we can look at your site data, usage files and find where the problem lies.

3) When do we pass information to third parties? 

3a) When you sign up for subscriptions via us to access third party services and resources , we will ask you for details which are required for the purpose of setting up those third party services. These details will be passed to the third party provider in order for you to activate your access. Example. If you take a subscription out via us for access to SME (Save My Exams), we will pass the required details to SME.
You are responsible for checking and accept the third party providers T&C and Privacy policies.

3b) We often work in partnership with other Home Education groups and clubs, these are mainly FB pages or groups offering discounts to Home Educators.  If your enquiry and dealings with us have initially come via one of these FB pages or groups, we might share information back with that group owner, but only for the purpose of, managing your subscription, resolving problems with your subscription or to support you or the group owner to resolve your query.  We do not blanket share our database of user details  with them or visa versa.

Do we use other software / services or third party resources?

We do not currently automatically connect you to third party software or services but may suggest the use of other software providers / services and may provide external links to them. It is up to you to check the suitability and privacy policies of third party sites. We may in the future connect with other software providers and services and will ask specifically for your permission to opt in to those at point of sign up.

Plug In's

MOODLE is supported by a community of developers who create additional functionality called plug in's. These plug in's are checked for adherence to privacy rules.


Cookies policy

Please read our Cookies policy

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Cookies policy

Please read our Cookies policy

Our Cookies policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we partner with may use cookies on this site, and your choices regarding cookies.

Please read this policy in conjunction with our privacy notice, which sets out additional details on how we use personally identifiable information and your various rights.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the site or a third-party to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Essentially, cookies are a user’s identification card for the Moodle servers. Web beacons are small graphic files linked to our servers that allow us to track your use of our site and related functionalities. Cookies and web beacons allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalise your experience on our site.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.

How Moodle uses cookies

When you use and access the site, we may place a number of cookie files in your web browser.

Moodle uses or may use cookies and/or web beacons to help us determine and identify repeat visitors, the type of content and sites to which a user of our site links, the length of time each user spends on any particular area of our site, and the specific functionalities that users choose to use. To the extent that cookie data constitutes personally identifiable information, we process such data on the basis of your consent.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the site and we use different types of cookies to run the site:

  • Essential cookies. Necessary for the operation of the site. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of user accounts, or offer site features.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. Allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around the site when using it. This helps us improve the way the site works.
  • Functionality cookies. Used to recognise you when you return to the site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. Record your visit to the site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the site more relevant to your interests.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Site and refine marketing efforts.

  • Tracking cookies. Follow on-site behaviour and tie it to other metrics allowing better understanding of usage habits.
  • Optimization cookies. Allow real-time tracking of user conversion from different marketing channels to evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Partner cookies. Provide marketing conversion metrics to our partners so they can optimize their paid marketing efforts.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use some or all of the features we offer. You may not be able to log in, store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Cookies tables

The tables below list some of the internal and third-party cookies we use. As the names, numbers, and purposes of these cookies may change over time, this page may be updated to reflect those changes.

Moodle cookies
Cookie Name
Purpose Expiration More Information
MoodleSession You must allow this cookie into your browser to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page.When you log out or close the browser this cookie is destroyed (in your browser and on the server).
MOODLEID1_ It remembers your username within the browser. This means when you return to this site the username field on the login page will be already filled out for you.
It is safe to refuse this cookie - you will just have to retype your username every time you log in.

Third-party cookies
None listed