Privacy Policy

Our aim at Maths Effect is to store as little information as possible, without limiting user-experience and site functionality.
With this aim in mind, this document sets out what information we require, and why, and how we have built this website around GDPR compliance.



All passwords are completely encrypted for every account. This means that we do not have any access to a users password, and can only reset them to a default.

Manager Accounts

Managers (parents, tutors or teachers) are able to view and remove students, reset passwords and read data. This is essential to the function of the site, and we expect all managers to ensure they are in a legal position to add students and view their data.

Data back-ups

We backup our data on a regular basis in case the main server is destroyed/damaged. This is done securely and is common with every major website on the internet.

Data security

Our website is built on WordPress, which we use for all the security functions within the site. The reason we do this is we have found this network to be very fast to react to any security concerns, and our website applies these updates very quickly. WordPress is used by about 25% of the internet, so we are very confident in it. Our back-end servers also have a lot of security within it, which are also very popular tried-and-tested applications.

We do, however, review our security on an ongoing-basis.

Sharing Data

We never share personal data (such as names) with anyone else. Only one person at Maths Effect can access user information.

Data storage

All the data on the site is stored on a secure server within the UK.

The data is stored for a long period of time, unless a user requests its destruction. We do, on occasion, remove user information if it is no longer needed for the site to operate.

Informed Consent

All users added by managers must know what it is they are signing up for and have the right to opt out. If the manager is not a parent, they are required to make sure that they have the required consent from parents before setting accounts up. We recommend sending out a letter to parents/wards asking for permission to sign their children up for our site.

If anyone contacts us with any concerns with their data, we will always act.

User-specific information

There are two distinct types of users, and the policies will be laid out separately below.

Managers (parents, tutors or teacher)

As part of our security measures, we store a number of details about the main user within a manager account.

Details stored by us are as follows:

Added children (students)

For the site to operate, marks data is stored for students on the site. This can only be seen by the student, their manager and ourselves. A name and username is required to add a student, but this can be fictional.

Use of cookies

Maths Effect uses cookies. Cookies are used for many websites and they are an efficient way to keep you logged into the site.

Please read our cookie policy, for more information.

What do we do with your information?

Your personal information is never shared with anyone outside of Maths Effect.

The main information we store is 'marks' on our tasks. The information is stored in a database holding all users' scores, but can only be accessed by those with permission to do so (as outlined earlier).

Controlling your data

If you wish to obtain, remove or update any information, most can be done whilst logged into the site. If there is anything that you cannot do on the site, please email us and we will ensure that we will help you, assuming you have the required access.

Privacy policy changes

Minor changes to our policies may be made and updated on the relevant pages. For major updates, we may notify users upon logging into the site.

Governing law

We follow and are governed by the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of England and Wales, and by using the site you agree to this.