Terms and Conditions

We are Dukes Education Ltd (trading as Dukes US Applications), a company registered in England under number 3757054. Our registered offices are at 14-16 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AR. Dukes Education Ltd is registered with the ICO as entry Z6117995. Please read these terms carefully before using this website.

These terms apply to all use of this website and by using this site, you agree that you have read and accept these terms.

You may as part of your use copy electronically and print portions of the website, but you should not use such access or content to generate income of any kind. Any other use of materials on this website (including without limitation reproduction for a purpose other than that noted above and any modification, distribution or republication) without our prior written permission is prohibited. In particular, you may not use any data, research or information made available on or by this website in connection with any business or commercial undertaking (whether or not for profit).The intellectual property in all design, text, graphics and other material and the selection or arrangement of such material in this website is owned by us and/or our respective licensors.

We do not make any representations, warranties or terms of any kind in respect of this website or its contents (including, without limitation, any views or comment made) other than those required by law. All information and/or data included in and/or on this website is made available for guidance only. Your use of such information and/or data is therefore entirely at your own risk. We expressly exclude, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all liability of Dukes US Applications, Dukes Education Ltd, its directors, employees or other representatives, howsoever arising, for any loss suffered as a result of your use of this website.

This website may include links to websites and/or services owned and/or operated by participating companies and/or third parties. These are provided for your convenience, and we are not responsible for and do not give any warranties nor make any representations regarding any such websites and/or services and are not responsible for or liable in relation to the content or your use of such websites (other than to the extent required by law). Due to the nature of the Internet, we do not promise full and error free operation of this website at all times.

Our Rules

These Rules (including our Privacy Policy) govern the use of www.jontabbert.com and set out the terms of the contract between Dukes Education Ltd (“us/we”) and each User.

A User can apply to register interest with Dukes US Applications by completing the registration form and submitting it online.

If you register with, or purchase any product from Dukes US Applications, you accept these rules. Our Privacy Policy (which is part of these Rules) sets out the information that we will collect about you, how your information will be used, and who it may be shared with. We will comply with our Privacy Policy – every user of this site should read it carefully.

We may suspend or terminate Dukes US Applications or Dukes Education Ltd but will give as much notice as we reasonably can before we do so.

Dukes Education tries to keep www.jontabbert.com safe for all users. It is the bright thing to do to make sure you know some examples of what keeping the website safe really means: You will not send or otherwise post unauthorised commercial communications (such as spam) on www.jontabbert.com.You will not upload viruses or other malicious code. You will not post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence. You will not offer any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes (“promotion”) on www.jontabbert.com without our prior written consent. You will not use www.jontabbert.com to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory. You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of www.jontabbert.com, such as a denial of service attack. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of these Rules.

Our only responsibilities with respect to Dukes Education Ltd are set out in these Rules which are subject to English law.

These Rules shall not exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence.

These Rules prevail in the event of any conflict or inconsistency with any other communications, including advertising or promotional materials. You may contact us by logging onto our website or by calling the Dukes US Applications or Dukes Education Ltd offices or writing to us at the registered office address. We may record calls to check the quality of our services or for training, audit or security purposes.

Dukes US Applications Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with Our Terms and Conditions) sets out how we will use your personal information and who it will be shared with. Any changes we may make in the future to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page. Please review this Privacy Policy regularly in order to ensure that you are aware of the current version from time to time.

What information do we collect about you?

By becoming a potential client of Dukes US Applications services and/or products, we will collect and use information about you. This information includes your registration details, information about your application, and other information that you give us at the time of registration or during a meeting with us, over the telephone, email, in person or in writing.

If you are a parent or teacher and provide us with personal information relating to a potential applicant, you confirm that you have their consent to provide this information to us and for us to use it in the manners described in this Privacy Policy.

We may also process details of your visits to the site and the resources that you access (which may include traffic data and communication data). We may monitor your use of our site and record your email address and / or IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical information about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

Who will we share your information with?

We will share your information only within the Dukes Education Group Ltd. We will also share your information with independent consultants and tutors who work with us to provide services to you and, if appropriate, with your school.

We may also share your information with other organisations if we sell or buy any business or assets, if we or a substantial part of our company assets are acquired by another party, if we have to share your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, or if we have to enforce Our Terms and Conditions or any other agreements.

We may transfer all of our rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions and may disclose or transfer all information we hold about registered users or prospective registered users to a prospective or actual new owner of our business. Such a disclosure or transfer will not alter the rights of such registered users in respect of the use that can be made of such information by such other company.

How will your information be used?

We will use your information to ensure that our site’s content is presented as effectively as possible for you, for our internal purposes (such as quality control, site performance, system administration and to evaluate use of our site) and to notify you about changes to our services. We may also use the information you provide us for our research and marketing purposes and to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts with you and for billing and delivery purposes. We keep all such information confidential.

In addition, Dukes Education may use your information to send you relevant and focused product suggestions and information about services which we and they feel may be of interest to you. We may send such information via post, email and telephone. You may ask us at any time not to use your information for marketing purposes by contacting us at jon.tabbert@dukeseducation.com.

We will only keep your information for as long as is necessary.

Where do we transfer your information to?

We may transfer your information to, or store it, outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) in countries which do not have data protection laws as robust as those that are in place within the EEA. Please do not send us your information if you do not want it to be transferred or stored outside the EEA. By providing your information to us, you agree and consent to us transferring and storing it outside the EEA.

How do we keep your information secure?

All your personal information is stored on our secure servers.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will apply our normal procedures and comply with legal requirements to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Our site may from time to time contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of those sites, please note that those sites ought to have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those sites or for their privacy policies. Please check those privacy policies before you submit your information to those sites.

Cookies

We may use cookies to collect information and track your use of our site. Cookies are small data files which gather information about your use of our site and help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site.

Your Rights

You have the right to access your information and should direct any request for your information to us at jon.tabbert@dukeseducation.com.

You have the right to ask us not to process your information (or pass your information to other companies or organisations) for marketing purposes. You can do so at any time by contacting us at jon.tabbert@dukeseducation.com.

If you have a complaint about how we have used your information, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Contact Us

You can contact us by emailing us at jon.tabbert@dukeseducation.com or writing to us at 14-16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR. You can also call us on +44 (0)20 7491 8085. We may record calls to check the quality of our services or for training, audit or security purposes.

Our Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone who purchases a product or service from Dukes US Applications or Dukes Education Ltd (“client”), either via the website, www.jontabbert.com, by email, telephone or in person, agrees to adhere to the following refund and cancellation policy.

Dukes US Applications Bespoke Services

If a client wishes to cancel a bespoke service, the client will incur the cost of services received up to the point of cancellation.

School Events

If a school wishes to cancel a talk that is to be delivered by Dukes US Applications, the school must give Dukes US Applications at least 72-hours’ notice. If a school cancels within the 72-hour period, the school will

Initial Consultations

If a client wishes to cancel a Private Consultation, the client must give Dukes US Applications at least 48-hours’ notice. If a client cancels within the 48-hour period, the full fee of the Initial Consultation must be paid to Dukes Education Ltd.

Refunds

All refunds will be processed within 7 days of being approved by Dukes US Applications. Dukes US Applications will endeavour, where possible to approve non-disputed refunds within 7 days.

Disclaimer

Dukes US Applications is purely an advisory service. The information and preparation we offer should be taken in that context. We cannot guarantee an applicant a place at any university. As such, neither Dukes US Applications nor Dukes Education Ltd. is liable for any applicant’s unsuccessful application(s). Although we strive to ensure the accuracy of our information, we cannot guarantee it and Dukes US Applications accepts no liability whatsoever if the information it provides proves to be incorrect or if an applicant acts differently to how he or she would have acted without the services of Dukes US Applications. Your statutory rights are unaffected.

Should you have any questions in regard to our Terms & Conditions, please contact us at our registered offices.

 

Dukes Education Ltd. Privacy Policy

 

Dukes Education Ltd. is part of the Dukes Education Group.

Dukes Education Ltd. respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our websites (regardless of where you visit them from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

 

Summary of how we use your personal data

Dukes Education Ltd. uses your personal data:

where we need to perform the contract which we are about to enter into, or have entered into, with you;

where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;

where we need to comply with legal obligations;

where we have your consent.

Personal data is shared with other companies in the Dukes Education Group and on occasion with third parties, such as:

companies that assist us in performing our services;

our insurance providers;

companies carrying out background checks (where relevant and necessary).

Where we rely on your consent, such as for marketing purposes, you can withdraw this consent at any time.

Our privacy policy sets out more details of this processing, including details of your data protection rights, including your right to object to certain processing.

 

What does this policy cover?

This policy describes how Dukes Education Ltd. and other companies in the Dukes Education Group will make use of your personal data when you register your details or your child’s details on any one of the Dukes Education Group websites, so when we mention “Controller”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy, we are referring to the relevant company in the Dukes Education Group responsible for processing your personal data.

It also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing which a member of the Dukes Education Group carries out. More information about your rights, and how to exercise them, is set out in the “What rights do I have?” section.

 

What information do we collect?

your name, your child’s name, username and password;

your / your child’s gender;

your age/date of birth and / or your child’s age/date of birth together with any relevant medical information required for us to perform a service (only where necessary);

your home address, email address and phone number;

your payment and delivery details, including billing address and credit card details, where you make purchases from us (where relevant);

your marketing preferences, including any consents you have given us;

communications that you may send to us;

information related to the browser or device you use to access our website.

 

How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?

We process this personal data for the following purposes:

To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract: this is relevant where you purchase resources or services from us. This includes:

verifying your identity;

taking payments;

communicating with you;

providing customer services and arranging the delivery or other provision of resources or services.

As required to conduct our business and pursue our legitimate interests, in particular:

we will use your information to provide details of resources and services you have enquired about or resources or services you have requested, and respond to any comments or complaints you may send us;

we monitor use of our websites and online services, and use your information to help us monitor, improve and protect our resources, content, services and websites, both online and offline;

we use information you provide to personalise our website, resources or services for you;

where relevant, if you provide a credit or debit card as payment, we also use third parties to check the validity of the sort code, account number and card number you submit in order to prevent fraud (see data sharing below);

we monitor customer accounts to prevent, investigate and/or report fraud, terrorism, misrepresentation, security incidents or crime, in accordance with applicable law;

we use information you provide to investigate any complaints received from you or from others, about our website or our resources or services;

we will use personal data in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes as necessary (including disclosure of such information in connection with legal process or litigation), for example we may need to share personal data with the Department of Education or an inspection authority to comply with our regulatory obligations;

we use personal data of some individuals to invite them to take part in market research.

 

Where you give us consent:

we will send you direct marketing in relation to our relevant resources and services, or other resources and services provided by us.;

we place cookies and use similar technologies in accordance with our cookies policy (see below paragraph Cookies and how we use them) and the information provided to you when those technologies are used;

on other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the personal data for the purpose which we explain at that time.

For purposes which are required by law:

where we need parental consent to provide online services to children under 13. However, most of our websites are not designed for children under 16;

in response to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

 

Relying on our legitimate interests

We have carried out balancing tests for all the data processing we carry out on the basis of our legitimate interests, which we have described above. You can obtain information on any of our balancing tests by contacting us using the details set out later in this notice.

 

Withdrawing consent or otherwise objecting to direct marketing

Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your personal data for other purposes, such as those set out above. In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests.  You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, updating your preferences in any account or by contacting us using the details set out below.

 

Who will we share this personal data with, where and when?

We will share your personal data within the Dukes Education Group for reporting, safeguarding, quality control and potential referral basis (for example, to our consultancy division in respect of university applications). Personal data will also be shared with other organisations, such as insurers and organisations which conduct background checks, where necessary.

Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.

Personal data will also be shared with third party service providers, who will process it on behalf of a Controller for the purposes identified above. In particular, we use third party providers of website hosting, maintenance and identity checking.

In the event that the business is sold or integrated with another business, your details will be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser’s adviser and will be passed to the new owners of the business.

 

Cookies and how we use them

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

What rights do I have?

You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format, and to ask us to share (port) this personal data with another controller.

In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the personal data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the personal data for direct marketing).

These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, where they would infringe the rights of a third party (including our rights) or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping. Relevant exemptions are included in both the GDPR and in the Data Protection Act 2018. We will inform you of relevant exemptions we rely upon when responding to any request you make.

To exercise any of these rights, or to obtain other information, such as a copy of a legitimate interests balancing test, you can get in touch with us via our Data Protection Champion using the details set out below. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to an EU data protection authority where you live, work or where you believe a breach may have occurred. This likely to be the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.

 

How long will your retain my personal data?

We only retain your personal data for as long as is required by law, or for as long as necessary for the purposes for which we process your personal data. Please refer to our Data Retention Policy available from our website for further information.

 

How do I get in touch with you?

We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your personal data. If you have any concerns about how we process your personal data, or would like to opt out of direct marketing, you can get in touch with our Data Protection Champion at 14–16 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4AR or by email: privacy@dukeseducation.com.

 

Which Controller entity is my data controller, and which affiliates might my personal data be shared with?

The Controller for your information is the entity with which you have a relationship, or which manages the website you have visited.

A full list of Controllers in the current Dukes Education Group is set out below:

Dukes Education Holdings Limited; DEG Investments Ltd; Dukes Education Finance Ltd; DEG Bidco Ltd; Dukes Education Dukes Education Group Ltd; CSFC Ltd; RIC Trading Ltd; Fine Arts College Ltd; Sussex Summer Schools Ltd; Summer Boarding Courses Ltd; Dukes Education Ltd; Dukes Guardians Ltd; Dukes Schools Ltd;  Minerva Education Holdco Ltd; Minerva Education Finance Ltd; Eaton Square Schools Limited; Eaton Square Kensington Limited; Sancton Wood School Ltd;  The Hannay-Rowe Education Company Ltd;  Knightsbridge School Limited; Miss Daisy’s Schools Ltd; Little Owls School Limited.