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Let’s Think in English is a research project of King’s College London, a university with charitable status having its registered office at Strand, London WC2R, and is affiliated to the Let’s Think Forum, charity number 1150648, registered office Second Floor, Kestrel House, Falconry Court, Bakers Lane, Epping, Essex CM16 5BD

The purpose of Let’s Think in English is to increase the effectiveness of the teaching of English in schools.

By accessing this website you accept and agree to the following terms and conditions which are specific to Let’s Think in English.


This website and its content are protected by copyright. The content of this website may be viewed, printed or downloaded for personal non-commercial use only. It is not to be modified, published or otherwise made available in whole or part without the prior written consent of Let’s Think in English.

Texts and images created by writers and artists other than Let’s Think in English researchers are used under the fair dealing provisions of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, section 29(1) and (1B). For this purpose, teachers who are engaged in ascertaining the educational effectiveness of Let’s Think in English materials are engaged in research for non-commercial purposes. For the further protection of copyright holders, schools engaged in the research are required to confirm in writing that they will not use Let’s Think in English materials available other than as permitted by section 29(1) and (1B).

Copyright holders of texts and images created by writers and artists other than Let’s Think in English researchers are acknowledged when these are known. In some cases it has not been possible to ascertain the identity of a copyright holder. In these cases we will be pleased to rectify the omission as soon as possible if contacted.

GDPR Policy including Privacy and Cookies Policy

This policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.

1   Definitions and extent

This policy states how we comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

GDPR apply to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified. Accordingly the name and contact details of a school by themselves, or a list of school names, do not fall within GDPR.

Similarly an image of a person, whether still or moving, does not fall within GDPR if the person cannot be identified. Accordingly the videos we use on the LTE website do not fall within GDPR because the individuals are unidentifiable. This also applies to our website’s banner image and other images which are purchased from a supplier of images.

2   Legal basis of data processing

We process data solely to fulfil our contractual obligations in relation to Let’s Think in English (LTE) and, preparatory to entering into a contract, to provide information to people who ask us about LTE. We offer three contracts:

• introductory training days at King’s College London
• resources, training and support delivered to schools
• membership of the LTE network.

In all three cases we collect and retain only the name, job title, email address and school name of the person attending a course, leading delivery of LTE at their school or liaising with the LTE network, together with the person’s login details for accessing the relevant closed section of our website and contact details of the person at the school to whom our invoice is sent, if different. Throughout this policy “school” may also refer to a multi-academy trust, local authority or Further Education college.

3   Providing personal data to others

We do not disclose personal data to any third party unless with the explicit consent of the person to whom it relates or unless required to do so in relation to a legal claim or criminal proceedings. Emailed LTE network communications are sent with members’ email addresses blind-copied (Bcc).

In transcripts or accounts of lessons used for training purposes, the names of teachers and pupils are not identified. This also applies to video clips and all other visual material used for training purposes.

4   International transfers of your personal data

We do not transfer personal data outside the United Kingdom unless with the explicit consent of the person to whom it relates and only to a school undertaking or intending to undertake LTE abroad. Our offices and backup data storage facilities are located in the United Kingdom.

5   Retaining and deleted personal data

We retain personal data for up to 12 months after the completion of a contract or providing information preparatory to a contract. This is to allow schools time to allocate funds for initiating a contract with us if they wish or, if they decide initially not to undertake membership of the LTE Network or allow it to lapse, to resume membership if they wish. At the expiry of a period not exceeding 12 months, personal data will be deleted.

6   Your rights

Your principle rights under GDPR and data protection law are:
(a) the right to access
(b) the right to rectification
(c) the right to erasure
(d) the right to restrict processing
(e) the right to object to processing
(f) the right to data portability
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority, and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.

As regards (b), we will immediately correct any factual error in your personal data to which our attention is drawn. As all personal data is provided to us by persons with whom we enter into contracts, other activation of rights may be unlikely but, if this occurs, we will comply with it as required by GDPR and data protection law.

7   Cookies
This section 7 was created using a template from SEQ Legal, with thanks.

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies that we use

We use cookies for the following purposes:
(a) Strictly necessary cookies – we use session and persistent cookies to enable our user(s) to log into the administration section of our website, and operate their user accounts securely. Persistent cookies become invalid (expire) within 12 months or less.
(b) Analytics cookies – we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create anonymised reports about the use of our website, according to Google’s privacy policy. You can click here to opt out of Google Analytics tracking.
(c) Personalisation cookies – we use a persistent cookie, which becomes invalid (expires) after 12 months, to record your wish to disable or explicitly enable Google Analytics tracking.
(d) Other cookies – if you choose to play any embedded videos presented on our site, cookies may be set according to the Google/YouTube privacy policy.

Managing cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. Please consult your browser’s documentation or help section for browser-specific instructions for blocking cookies.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

8   Our details

Let’s Think in English is a research project of King’s College London whose address is given in the first paragraph of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Our office address is Let’s Think in English, The School of Education, Communication & Society, King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Road, London SE1 9NH.

Our data controllers and processors are Laurie Smith, Michael Walsh and, in relation chiefly to Hampshire, Leah Crawford.

You can contact us:
• by post at the address above
• using our website contact form
• by email to or, for Hampshire,
• by telephone on 020 8643 4642 (Laurie Smith) or 07711996123 (Michael Walsh).

9   Amendments

We may update this policy and these Terms and Conditions of Use by publishing an amended version on our website.