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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

All of our websites comply with latest data protection regulations. Brightside and our contracted partners respect your privacy and recognise the importance of protecting the information collected about you. We have adopted this Privacy Policy which guides how we collect, store and use the information you provide.

References to the ementoring coordinator refer to an individual holding a Criminal Records Bureau enhanced clearance, who is authorized by Brightside and/or its contracted partners to implement and maintain an ementoring programme.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 24th November 2015.

A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive and does not contain any personally identifiable information. The use of cookies is now widespread.  There are two types of cookie - session cookies, which expire when you close your browser and persistent cookies which expire after a duration.  Cookies are only used on this website to store information relating to your current session on the site (session cookies). This information includes an encrypted version of your username and a unique identifier for that session. Personal information is not stored in cookies. You need to enable cookies on your web browser in order to use this site.  We also use Google Analytics to provide us with statistical data on how people use the site.  Google Analytics cookies are third party cookies set by Google, which include both session and persistent cookies.  If you have any queries about how and why we use cookies,  please contact us at

Your contact details (email address, mobile phone number, school etc) will be kept confidential by Brightside and will be seen only by Brightside, our contracted partner, and your ementoring coordinator. . All parties are contractually obliged to keep your personal data secure and confidential. If you would like further information regarding this, please contact us at

All messages will be kept private from any individuals except those listed above. From time to time, Brightside staff and your ementoring coordinator will review all messages to protect your safety by ensuring that there is no misuse of this website or of your mentoring relationship.  In order to receive and/or evaluate some services, you have to complete a registration form. During registration, you are required to give contact information (such as your full name and email address). This information may be used to contact you about the services for which you have expressed an interest and, also, other goods, services and features Brightside and/or the contracted partners believe that you will find interesting. Each time you are contacted, you will be told who you need to inform if you do not want to be contacted again by that person.

Periodically, Brightside and/or the contracted partners may request your permission to use parts of your and your mentor/mentee's messages for marketing and demonstration purposes. In these cases, Brightside and/or the contracted partners will only use materials if your express permission has been granted; we will also change names to protect your identity.

This privacy policy only relates to this website and does not extend to your use of the internet outside this website; in particular, it does not relate to any websites to which you may link using the hypertext connections within the Library section of this website and Brightside and the contracted partners are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. You are encouraged to read the privacy statements of other websites. By using this website you consent to the use of information obtained from you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Please note that we may occasionally change our Privacy Policy, but will always post those changes here; so please re-visit this page from time to time. If, at any time, we decide to use your data in a manner which is different to that stated at the time we collected your data then we will notify you. You will have a choice as to whether we can use your information in that manner. We will use your information in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy under which your information was collected.

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy statement or our Privacy Policy, please contact us at You should also use this email address to let us know if any of your personal data changes.