Privacy policy 

About us:

Literacy Tool LTD is a social enterprise, registered in England and Wales under company number 9116887. Literacy Tool LTD is promoting scientific literacy through organising or lecturing in events as well as the development of the Scientific Literacy Tool.

Literacy Tool LTD is committed to protecting your privacy and any personal information you share with us. We adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and its principles specifying the legal conditions for obtaining, handling, processing, transportation, and storage of personal data.

This page, together with our terms and conditions and cookies policy pages, will let you know how we use and protect your personal information.

Information we collect and process:

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you.

Events: When you register to one of the events we organise we collect the information you provide either through the third-party event services (Meetup or Eventbrite) or directly to us.

Scientific Literacy Tool: By using the Scientific Literacy Tool, the following information will be collected and processed:

  • Registration information: your email address and password.
  • Your Scientific Literacy Tool account: Information uploaded to your Scientific Literacy Tool account by using the Extension and corresponding private area of our Website are saved (websites, terminologies, and resources you choose to explore using the Extension as well as any other information you might choose to add to your account).
  • Comments and feedbacks. Your comments, posts, questions, requests, feedbacks, as well as email(s) you send us are saved.


We also collect information by using cookies (Google Analytics) that help us evaluate our user base as well as administer, secure and improve the Scientific Literacy Tool and the website.

What do we do with the information we collect

We use your information to process and provide the following:

  • register, login, create and update your Scientific Literacy Tool account profile;
  • participate in our events, social media, Scientific Literacy Tool platform;
  • to present content from the Scientific Literacy Tool to you;
  • to generate recommendations;
  • to deal with your queries, complaints or concerns;
  • to notify you about changes or updates we make;
  • to notify you about news or events we organise;
  • for research and development to evaluate and enhance our services;
  • for system administration and technical support;
  • to aggregate statistical information.

Where do we store your information?

Literacy Tool LTD took all reasonable steps to make sure your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and in compliance with the European data protection regulations. Yet, we use third-party servers (Heroku) and several services (Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Google Analytics) to store and process your information. The transmission of information via the internet is never 100% secure and we therefore cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to and from any of our services. This means any such transmission is at your own risk. In cases when we use external websites provided by other organisations such as Twitter, Facebook, Meetup, Eventbrite, Mailchimp – then we would recommend you consult their respective privacy policies.

Cross-border transfer of your information

For the Scientific Literacy Tool we are using a server service which is distributed in several countries, hence, your information may be transferred to other countries. By using our services you consent to the transfer of your information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different personal data protection rules than in your country.

Disclosure of your information

We will never rent or sell your personal information to other organisations for use by them in any way, including in their own direct marketing activities.

We may need to disclose your personal information to:

  • comply with any legal obligation or respond to law enforcement;
  • investigate and help prevent any malicious activity;
  • to enforce and protect our rights, properties, Terms of Use, Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy and other agreements; or
  • protect the rights, property or safety of our users, employees or others.

Third-party websites: We use Social media such as Facebook and Twitter, websites such as Meetup and Eventbrite to organise events, and Mailchimp to send emails. We use cookies for Google analytics on our website. The Scientific Literacy Tool also links to various third-party websites. We try our best to only use and link to reputable websites but we cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by sites we do not manage, nor can we accept responsibility or liability for those policies. For this reason, you should consult the privacy policy on any external website you use or link to before you submit any data to those websites.

How long will we keep your personal information?

We only hold your data as long as necessary to provide you with our different services and as long as you allow us to.

Please see below how you can edit or delete your information from any of our services or mailing lists you are registered to.

Editing and deletion of your information

You can edit and delete any personal data you shared with us, except any content you chose to share with others (such as a social media post or comment, or a Scientific Literacy Tool board you chose to turn public).

If you wish to delete your Scientific Literacy Tool account, please send a request to or with the subject “Delete account”.

You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. For more information about the cookies we set, please read our Cookie policy.

To control or unsubscribe to mailing lists you are signed up to, you can either contact us directly or follow the link at the bottom of any newsletter we send.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.

Contact us:

If at any time you have any question about how we use and protect your personal information please just send us an email to or .

Last revision date: 22/05/2018