Privacy Policy: last updated 29th July 2021


Who we are

Our website address is: Maths Week England, including the website, is maintained by a committee of volunteers as shown here.

What personal data we collect

We may ask you for any or all of the following when you sign up:

First and last name, email address, your school, and the number of people participating in Maths Week. We may also collect details of your IP address to protect against spam or fraud.

How we collect your data

We use capture forms embedded on our site, and hosted by

Why we collect your data

We use your name and email address to communicate with you about maths week. We use information about your school to ascertain who is taking part in Maths Week. Your school postcode will be used to plot a pin on a participation map. The map may be shared on social media websites but you and your school will not be named. Your contact details are also required to enter competitions and to notify winners.

External Agencies

The Maths Week England Website contains links to external agencies, such as competition providers, who may keep your data to contact you about future events, but they may not pass this on to anyone else. Maths Week England is not responsible for any data you submit to external agencies.

How we secure your data

Your data is not stored by Maths Week England on our website, but by password-protected access on which is a subsidiary of They use encryption to keep your data safe, and their privacy policy states ‘We follow generally accepted standards to store and protect the personal information we collect, both during transmission and once received and stored, including utilization of encryption where appropriate.’


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. You are also responsible for ensuring that you have full parental permission before sharing any images containing children.


If you leave a comment on our site you may be invited to opt-in to saving your name, email address and school in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Who we share your data with

We may share your school data with the Department for Education in order to ascertain the reach of Maths Week England. We will not share your personal data with anyone else unless specifically required to by current UK law.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. All users can request to see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We may keep your personal information for up to 3 years unless you request that we delete it. This is so we can contact about future Maths Weeks.

What rights you have over your data

You have the right to request details of what information Maths Week England currently holds about you. You have the right to request that any or all of the data we hold about you is amended or deleted. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for legal or security purposes.

How to Complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us using our contact form].

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:            

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:


Next Review Date: 1st July 2022