Terms of Service

Pass your Test Principles

We built Pass your Test to make it easy to share information with your learner drivers and driving instructors. We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on Pass your Test; that is why we give you control of your information. Our default privacy settings limit the information displayed in your Profile to your networks and other reasonable community limitations that we tell you about.
Pass your Test follows two core principles:
1. You should have control over your personal information.
Pass your Test helps you share information with your friends and people around you. You choose what information you put in your Profile, including contact and personal information, pictures, interests and groups you join. And you control the users with whom you share that information through the privacy settings on the Privacy page.
2. You should have access to the information others want to share.
There is an increasing amount of information available out there, and you may want to know what relates to you, your friends and people around you. We want to help you easily get that information.
Sharing information should be easy. We want to provide you with the privacy tools necessary to control how and with whom you share that information.
Pass your Test’s Privacy Policy
Pass your Test’s Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using Pass your Test, located at www.passyourtestonline.co.uk and its directly associated domains (collectively, "Pass your Test Online" or "Website")
By using or accessing Pass your Test, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.
The information we collect
When you visit Pass your Test you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.
When you register with Pass your Test, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter Pass your Test, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Pass your Test visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using 'cookies'. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to log in when you come back to Pass your Test. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
When you use Pass your Test, you may set up your personal Profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, add applications and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalised features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list. When you update information, we usually keep a back-up copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
You post User Content on the Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorised persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Pass your Test is a violation of the Pass your Test Terms of Service and should be reported.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will send your friend an email or instant message in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and may send up to two reminders to them. Pass your Test stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to see invitations you have sent and to track the success of our referral program.
Pass your Test may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services and other users of the Pass your Test service through the operation of the service (e.g. photo’s) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalised experience.
By using Pass your Test, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United Kingdom.
Children aged under 13
Pass your Test does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Pass your Test as you are too young to pass your test anyway or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information to or on Pass your Test. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us through our contact page.
Children between the ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Use of information obtained by Pass your Test
When you register with Pass your Test, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your Profile information, as well as your name, email address and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with driving instructors on Pass your Test. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by Pass your Test that we think you may find valuable.
Profile information is used by Pass your Test primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings.
The Profile information that you submit to Pass your Test will be available to users of Pass your Test who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy. Learner drivers are able to see driving instructor profiles but driving instructors can NOT see learner driver profiles. Your name, network names and Profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the Pass your Test network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third-party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and send a friend request.
Pass your Test may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend sends you a new message, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact.
Generally, you may opt out of such emails through the notifications page; though Pass your Test reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

Sharing your information with third parties
Pass your Test is about sharing information with others to make you a safer and better driver — while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide to friends and networks through Pass your Test. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information. We do not provide contact information to third-party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or 3) permitted by you. For example:

  • Unlike most sites on the web, Pass your Test limits access to site information by third-party search engine "crawlers" (e.g. Google, Yahoo, Live Search, Ask). Pass your Test takes action to block access by these engines to personal information beyond your name, Profile picture and limited aggregated data about your Profile.
  • We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Pass your Test, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilise third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Pass your Test-specified purposes.
  • If you, your friends or members of your network use any third-party applications developed using the Pass your Test Platform ("Platform Applications"), those Platform Applications may access and share certain information about you with others in accordance with your privacy settings.. In addition, third-party developers who have created and operate Platform Applications ("Platform Developers"), may also have access to your personal information (excluding your contact information) if you permit Platform Applications to access your data. Before allowing any Platform Developer to make any Platform Application available to you, Pass your Test requires the Platform Developer to enter into an agreement which, among other things, requires them to respect your privacy settings and strictly limits their collection, use and storage of your information. However, while we have undertaken contractual and technical steps to restrict possible misuse of such information by such Platform Developers, we of course cannot and do not guarantee that all Platform Developers will abide by such agreements.
  • We occasionally provide demonstration accounts that allow non-users a glimpse into the Pass your Test world. Such accounts have only limited capabilities (e.g. messaging is disabled) and passwords are changed regularly to limit possible misuse.
  • We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Pass your Test service or using the Pass your Test name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
  • We let you choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers through on-site offers.
  • If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Pass your Test business, or individual business units owned by Absolute Entertainment Ltd were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

When you use Pass your Test, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g. a friend or someone in your network), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, classified listings or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your Profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, classified listings or other items, this information may become publicly available.
Pass your Test may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site that they should read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Pass your Test.
Third party advertising
Advertisements that appear on Pass your Test are sometimes delivered (or "served") directly to users by third-party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third-party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer or use other technologies such as JavaScript to measure the effectiveness of their adverts and to personalise advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognise your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their adverts and to personalise advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Pass your Test does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party advertisers. Third-party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on Pass your Test unless you choose to share it with them.
This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Pass your Test and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.
Changing or removing information
Access and control over most personal information on Pass your Test is readily available through the Profile editing tools. Pass your Test users may modify or delete any of their Profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their Pass your Test account may do so on the Account page in the networking section. Removed information may persist in back-up copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of Pass your Test.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on Pass your Test, however, (e.g. sending a personal message to another user user) you generally cannot remove such communications.
Pass your Test takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secure server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Because email and instant messaging are not recognised as secure communications, we request that you do not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Pass your Test Website, please contact us through the contact page
Terms of Use, notices and revisions
Your use of Pass your Test, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.
Contacting the website
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please visit our contact page. You may also contact us by post at The Chapel, 208 Lee Lane, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 7JF UK

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