Privacy policy

Here, you can find out how we safeguard your information and how we use it to improve our products and services for the benefit of all our customers and website users. 

(Updated 29 August 2017)

The nature of our business means that, from time to time, we’ll require some personal details from our customers and website users.

The data we collect could just be a name and an email address, but depending on your level of engagement with Pearson, it could be much more than that.

The personal information you’ve shared with us, along with data on how you use our websites - what you search for and what preferences you select, for example - help us to better understand our customers as a group and as individuals. This in turn helps us to provide a range of products and services that meet your needs.

How we protect your data

When you share your personal information with any company, you have a right to expect that information to be treated with total confidentiality. 

Your privacy is extremely important to us. We’re committed to protecting any personal information you’ve given us, and we comply with all relevant data protection laws.

This means that:

  • We take full responsibility for the information we hold about you
  • We will protect your privacy at all times
  • We will never sell your personal information
Whether you’ve supplied your personal details online, by phone or text, by email or in a letter, we will never use them without a lawful reason to do so. We’ll use them for the purposes for which they were initially requested and as fully explained in this Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.
These policies explain how your personal data is being managed and safeguarded by us, including:
  • what information we collect about you
  • how we collect and use this information
  • how we safeguard the information you’ve provided
  • how to report abuse
At Pearson, we know that you care how your personal information is used and we appreciate that you trust us to do that carefully and sensibly.
This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we and other companies in our group collect and use your personal information. We want you to make informed decisions when using our websites and any features on them, including any registration and e-commerce services.
This Privacy Policy applies to all the pages on our sites linking to this Privacy Policy and any features of them and any e-commerce, purchasing or other areas which require registration on our sites. However, it won’t apply to any third-party sites which are linked to our sites. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of any such sites that you visit as we are not responsible for them.
When we refer to our website or sites, we mean any of our websites or applications from which you have accessed this Privacy Policy.
We have included full details of who we and our group companies are at the end of this Privacy Policy.

What information does Pearson collect about me?

How does Pearson collect my personal information?

What will Pearson do with my personal information?

Email marketing and opt-out

How does Pearson keep my personal information safe?

Will Pearson share my personal information with anyone else?

Will Pearson send my personal information outside of Europe?

What if I am under 18 years old?

Abuses of this Privacy Policy

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Contacting Pearson