What we collectIn order to assess the effectiveness of our tests and to tailor the website to individual user needs we will ask for the following information:
- Name and contact details
- Demographic information (age, gender, etc.)
- Driving experience (when you took your test, have you had a recent crash, etc.)
- Scores on any tests that you undertake, and your explicit feedback about the site and the tests
Why we collect itlifelongdriving.org is designed by transport psychologists to provide you with access to psychological tests of driver safety to allow you to test yourselves. You will be given feedback about how well you did on a particular test, and you have the option to give us feedback on how well you think the test captured your skills. Thus in your personal profile your scores on tests will be linked to your account and you will be able to review your progress. In addition we can use the data from every participant to look for patterns across all particular (e.g. do new drivers perform better or worse than more experienced drivers on a particular test?). When we perform these analyses, we extract data anonymously from your account to combine with data from other participants. These analyses help us understand general patterns in driver safety, and may form the basis of future academic publications that may assist policy makers in reducing future collision rates. In addition, information that you provide us will help with:
- Internal record keeping
- Improving our products and services on the basis of your usage of the site and your explicit feedback
- Providing you with information about further products or services that we believe may be of benefit to you
- Providing you with details of news events which we believe are of great importance to the driving community
SecurityWe are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Links to other websitesOur website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal informationYou may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Some details are required to give you access to certain areas of the site (e.g. the self-test area). However some information that we ask you to provide is optional. Look for information near the entry box which will tell you whether such information is optional or not
- We are not currently planning any direct marketing, though it is a possibility that such methods may be required in the future in order to maintain lifelongdriving.org. Please tick the relevant box in the profile information if you want to ensure that we never contact you with any marketing information
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by editing your profile
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless required by law to do so. None of your data will be passed to any other organisation in a form that will allow your individual data to be identified.
- You may request details of personal information and any data that we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.