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Privacy policy

This website is operated by the Bell Educational Trust (registered charity no. 311585). The Bell Foundation is part of the Bell Educational Trust.  The Foundation  seeks to work in partnership to create opportunities and change lives through language education for excluded individuals and communities. We aim to change practice, policy and public opinion through evidence. We are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by users of our website. This privacy policy sets out how we use your personal information.

Collection of your personal information

We will collect your personal information if you complete an online form or submit an enquiry through our website. We may also collect your personal information if you sign up to access secure areas of the website.

Where you have consented, we may also collect sensitive personal data about you.

Information about other individuals

If you give us information on behalf of anyone else, you confirm that they have appointed you to act on their behalf and have agreed that you can receive notices and give consent on their behalf in relation to our use of their personal information.

Use of your personal information

We will use your personal information to enable us to provide you with access to our website, updates about changes to our website, any information you request and to carry out administration, statistical analysis and market research.

Disclosure of information to third parties

All information collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, leased or rented to parties outside the Bell Educational Trust.  We will not disclose your information to third parties not involved in any transaction process, or use it for other purposes, such as unsolicited mailings. A more detailed explanation about how we safeguard your personal information is described below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Information collected

The Bell Foundation collects information volunteered by you.

Information collected for mailing lists

The Bell Foundation may maintain several email lists to keep any subscribers   informed about new publications.

Users join our mailing lists voluntarily via email or by signing up through a form on our website. We retain only your email address in order to notify you of our work and we do not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease email addresses to any third party.

Information about our use of cookies

The Bell Foundation collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: IP address, pages accessed, date and time of visit. The Bell Foundation will analyse website data to regularly improve the value of the materials available online.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website.  This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

There are two different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies - these are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your session. The next time you visit the particular site it will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor as there is nothing in your browser to let the site know that you have visited before.

  • Persistent cookies - these remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire. How long a persistent cookie remains on your browser depends on how long the visited website has programmed the cookie to last.

All cookies used on this website (with the exclusion of any  booking forms and password protected areas) are third party developed. The main cookies we use are "analytical" cookies.  They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. 

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table above.

Please note that third party cookies may not be controlled by us and are part of your agreement with the third party, e.g. if you are logged in to Facebook or Google. However, most Internet browsers give you the facility to delete cookies that you do not want stored on your device. If you think you have received a cookie from one of our websites that is not listed below then contact us.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.  However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access parts of our website.

Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 3 years.

How to block cookies

You don't have accept cookies if you don't want to. If you would like your web browser to automatically block them, select which browser you use from the list below for instructions.


Internet Explorer

Google Chrome


Safari (OSX)

Safari (iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)



We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information. While we will use reasonable endeavours to safeguard your personal information, the use of the internet is not entirely secure and we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information transferred from you or to you through the internet.

Modifying / removing personal information

You may change your registered details in any way or cancel their registration by emailing us. You are also entitled to access the information we hold about you, for which we are entitled to make a small charge. If you would like to access your information, please contact us.

Comments / questions

Any comments or questions about our privacy policy may be sent to us by emailing

Changes to this statement

We will notify you of changes to this privacy policy by displaying them on this web page. Changes will take effect when this privacy policy is updated.