Terms Of Use

Use of cookies by this Website

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This information helps us to source funding to maintain and develop the website and provides useful information to contributing museums, libraries and archives that proves their resources are useful to you.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. This information helps us to source funding to maintain and develop the website and provides useful information to contributing museums, libraries and archives that proves their resources are useful to you. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google
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User Session Aspsessionidsqrstrsr This cookie is used to record values from page to page to improve your experience and is removed at the end of every user session.

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Intellectual Property / Copyright
Unless otherwise stated, the learning materials in this website are licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike). This licence allows you to remix, tweak, and build upon work non-commercially, as long as you credit the copyright holder and license your new creations under the identical terms. You may use and re-use the whole and parts of our learning materials in the development of your own educational resources.

The key terms of the Creative Commons BY NC SA licence are:

Attribution. You may copy, distribute, display, perform, and remix copyrighted work on this website as long as you give credit to the copyright holder and My Learning.

NonCommercial. You may copy, distribute, display, perform, and remix material on this website work for non-commercial purposes only. If you want to use any material for commercial purposes, you must contact us for permission.

ShareAlike. You may create remixes and derivative works based on the material on this website as long as you only distribute them under the same Creative Commons licence that the original work was published under.

Take Down Notice
In the event that you are the owner of the copyright in any of the material on this website and do not consent to the use of your material in accordance with the terms and conditions of use of this website, please contact us and we will withdraw your material from our website forthwith on receipt of your written objection and proof of ownership.


Using our website

You may use the My Learning website subject to the Terms and Conditions set out on this page. You should visit this page regularly to check the latest version of these Terms and Conditions. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of the Terms and Conditions in force at the time of use.

My Learning Child Protection Policy
My Learning fully recognizes its responsibilities for child protection. Our policy applies to all those employed in a free-lance, temporary or permanent capacity involved in creating content for My Learning.
My Learning will respect and comply with an individual school’s child protection policy.

There are three main elements to our policy:
  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of facilitators and staff who have contact with children and are involved in the creation of content for the website.
  • Ensuring that content creators for the website who have contact with children have a recent Enhanced Disclosure CRB certificate.
  • If a content creator does not have an Enhanced Disclosure CRB certificate ensuring that an application through the procedure set up by employing services of the Renaissance Yorkshire Hub is made.
  • Ensuring that staff and facilitators are aware of child protection issues through induction processes led by My Learning content managers.
  • Make provision for further training about child protection issues as appropriate.

Supporting secure learning environments

  • Ensuring the environment in content creator work with children is a safe one and that it is an environment in which children can learn and develop.
  • My Learning content creators will work with teachers to encourage that pupils are educated to be responsible users and are adequately supervised whilst using computers in schools.
  • The content of My Learning will adopt an ethos, which promotes a positive, supportive and secure learning environment that gives children a sense of being valued.
  • My Learning content creators will support the schools it works with by respecting school behaviour policies that aim to support vulnerable pupils in the school.
  • My Learning content creators will seek to be aware of a school’s liaison with other agencies that support the pupil such as social services, Child and Adult Mental Health Service, education welfare service and educational psychology service.
  • My Learning content creators will work with schools to ensure that appropriate risk assessments are carried out should it be necessary for pupils to go out of school for the purposes of content creation.

Press, publicity and the internet

  • My Learning will endeavor to ensure that each school and community group its content creators work with has a Child Protection Policy
  • My Learning content creators will ensure that schools and community groups it works with are aware of Internet safety issues.
  • My Learning content creators will ensure that each school and community group it works with is shown this policy.
  • My Learning content creators will suggest that schools and community groups follow good practice guidelines recommended by:
    1. http://www.besafeonline.org/
    2. http://www.childnet-int.org/default.aspx
  • My Learning content creators will work with schools and community groups to ensure that permissions are obtained from parents or carers for the publication of images for print or web publication, whether those images are used as learning tools or for publicity or marketing purposes.
  • Whenever possible only group photos or backs of children’s heads will be shown. Only with the permission from the parent or carer will images where a child can be recognised be published.

Linking policy

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site.
My Learning is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any site to which it is linked and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Linking to or from this site should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We do not guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the material included on this site, it is made available for general information only and does not constitute professional or legal advice.

We do not warrant that the operation of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, loss of profits, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use of, data, arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Privacy Policy

If you are a user with general public and anonymous access the My Learning website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

We do not use cookies for collecting user information. We will not collect any information about you except your IP address, which is used to record the number of visitors and to our site.

Personal data (i.e. information which could identify you) submitted to the My Learning website will only be used to respond to your feedback. We will not pass it on to any third party without your consent.

This privacy statement only covers the My Learning website. This statement does not cover links within this site to other website.

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