Privacy Notice - Bitesize Revision App

Hey there, Bitesizer

Because the BBC really values your trust we’re very serious about keeping any information you give us safe and private.

It’s important that you (and a grown-up if you’re under 13) read this privacy notice so you know what we do with the details we get from you. We want to tell you how we collect and use personal information about you, both when you’re with us and after you’ve left our site. We’re telling you this because we have to follow data protection law.

You can find out more about how the BBC treats your privacy here. (If there are differences between the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy and this notice, then this notice will be your main guideline.)

Looking after your account

It’s up to you how you use your BBC account and you can change your settings or delete your account at any time. We tell you how to do this here.

We gather and use the personal information that you’ve given us, including:

a) Your nation and language settings, your subjects and, if relevant, any exam details you’ve told us about.

b) What individual flashcards and revision guides you’ve read (but only when you’ve set personalisation ‘on’ for your BBC account). You can find out more about your personalisation settings here.

After you’ve joined the site you might need help to manage your account settings – find out how to do this here.

What we do with your information

We’ll use your personal information to:

  • customise your revision content so you only see what’s useful for you (check a above)
  • improve the Bitesize app and its content

The app uses the same kind of technology as performance cookies. We use this technology at the BBC to keep an eye on the app. This means we can fix any problems so it doesn't crash and make the content better. The BBC is called the “data controller” of this information, which means we decide what your personal details are used for and how we process them. The BBC is legally allowed to process your personal information because we’ve got a legitimate interest in giving you the best possible service based on what you’ve told us. We will carefully consider and balance our interests in using your data against any impact on you, and we won’t use your personal information where the impact on you outweighs our interests.

We tell you more about what the BBC does with your info here, and you can find out more about cookies by following this link.

Keeping your details after you’ve left

We keep any information you’ve given us unless – or until – you or the BBC delete your BBC account.

If you do delete your account, the information you gave us will still be used by the BBC, but it will be anonymous so it can’t be linked back to you.

How to make a complaint

If you have any questions about how the BBC treats your personal information, or you want to find out more about your rights, you can visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. This link will also tell you how you can contact the BBC’s Data Protection Officer.

If you’re unhappy with the way the BBC has handled your personal information, you can make a complaint. In the UK, the organisation dealing with complaints like this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can contact them at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/