Privacy Policy


As part of the registration process, members are asked to submit limited personal information in order to create an account. This information is kept confidential and is not (and will not be) shared with or sold to third-parties except in such exceptional circumstances that we may be required to do so by law.

EpicPhonics provides resources to support children's learning. Children should only use the site with the involvement of parents, guardians or teachers. Memberships of any form are intended for adults only.

 

We reserve the right to amend our T&Cs at any time and you are expected to check this page from time to time. If you have any concerns regarding material on EpicPhonics.com please do not hesitate to contact us by email at epicphonics@gmail.


Third-party data processing

EpicPhonics.com uses the following organisations, who process your personal data, in order to provide its products and services to you.

All organisations which Epic Phonics works with comply to the relevant legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and are monitored and audited frequently.

  • Digital Ocean: For hosting of data for epicphonics.com.
  • Google: For statistical analysis of your interactions with EpicPhonics’s products and services (see below).
  • PayPal: Operate, host and provide the functionality required for our customers to make secure online credit/debit card payments. We store the PayPal reference number (unique to the transaction) as long as the current Membership is active (1 year). The reason for storing this reference is to identify transactions should any dispute arise. After the membership has lapsed the unique PayPal reference number is removed.

Only applicable if you register an account using social media:

Cookies

Understanding how and why we use cookies

We use cookies throughout epicphonics.com to create the most secure and effective website possible for our customers. Among other things, cookies allow you to access our services and for these services to operate as advertised. This section explains what cookies are, how we use them and what benefits they bring.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other devices for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

EpicPhonics.com uses cookies for a variety of reasons, such as to determine preferences, let users navigate between pages efficiently, verify data and carry out other essential checks that ensures the data you interact with is accurate and relevant to your account.

Some of the functions that cookies perform can also be achieved using similar technologies. This section refers to ‘cookies’ throughout, however it includes those alternate mechanisms.

More information about cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org.

How cookies make our website safer and easier to use?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to safeguard your privacy when browsing epicphonics.com.

Cookies are essential — without them none of the services you subscribe to would function correctly.

We use analytics cookies to help us make our website better for those who visit it regularly. They help us work out what users like and don’t like and how we can improve things for you. These collect information anonymously.

How to restrict cookies?

You can set your browser to accept or reject all specific cookies. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a cookie is presented to your computer. You can delete cookies that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing cookies on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a cookie that has been placed, it will not be possible for you to use our website effectively.

By disabling cookies from your browser settings, you will be restricting the cookies that epicphonics.com uses to manage its website and this will have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once cookies are disabled via your browser settings and not only epicphonics.com.

If you would like to restrict or block cookies that are set by us and other websites, you can do this through your web browser settings. Please refer to your browser’s help section for further information.

Measuring website usage

We use Google Analytics software (Universal Analytics) to collect information about how you use epicphonics.com. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on epicphonics.com
  • how long you spend on each epicphonics.com page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information can’t be used to identify who you are.

We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Our introductory message

You may see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit epicphonics.com. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Last updated 10/09/2018.