We reserve the right to change these terms from time to time. Any changes to these terms will take effect immediately and shall be notified to you.
- We reserve the right to amend driving lessons if we are unable to keep the appointment in the event of pre-booked driving tests, mechanical breakdown, sickness, pre-booked holidays, or due to immovable traffic.
- At least 3 working days notice is requested to cancel pre-booked driving lessons, cancellations made with less than 3 working days notice will be charged at the full lesson rate.
- All lessons must be paid for in advance by bank transfer or cash payment in advance. Card and cash payments are accepted by prior agreement and must be paid in advance.
- Unused hours will expire 6 calendar months from purchase unless agreed otherwise in advance.
- Online payments for gift vouchers expire after 6 months but can be extended if requested within the time limit.
- A driving test must only be booked with the agreement of the Driving Instructor. Booking a driving test is not a guarantee that the student will be test-ready by that date.
- The Driving Instructor will only provide a tuition vehicle for the purpose of taking the driving test if they consider the student to be of a sufficient standard so as to successfully pass the test. If the Driving Instructor does not consider the student to be test-ready then the test date may need to be changed or cancelled. The decision of the Driving Instructor in this matter is final.
- The student is responsible for obeying the Highway Code at all times and is therefore wholly liable for any fines, penalty points, or prosecution as a consequence of their driving.
Driving Lessons Driving School
Your instructor is an independent, fully qualified driving instructor. Tuition is only available to persons who are aged 17 or over, or aged 16 or over and hold a valid UK provisional driving licence, and are legally entitled to drive in the UK. You and your instructor are responsible for agreeing to all matters relating to the timing, location, and duration of individual lessons. You must notify Your Instructor of any matters which affect your ability or entitlement to have driving tuition, for example, but not limited to, any lack, or loss, of a valid UK provisional driving licence.
Cancellation of Lessons
If you or your instructor wish to cancel a lesson a minimum of 48 hours’ prior notice should be given. If your instructor cancels a lesson without giving this minimum period of notice your instructor shall rearrange the lesson. If you do not give at least 48 hours’ notice of cancellation you will be charged in full for the lesson(s) concerned. In the event of you having booked your driving test, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) requires you to give three clear working days to cancel your test. This may mean that you may lose your DVSA test fee if your instructor says you’re not ready for your test within this three-day notice period.
Payments and Lesson Bookings
You must pay for any tuition before the start of the lesson. You can pay by BACS or cash to your instructor on the day.
Vouchers have no cash value and have to be redeemed against tuition. They may be used in conjunction with other payment methods to pay for any lessons. Vouchers are not transferable. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. To order a voucher call 07852500243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of prepaid tuition is based on the lesson price in force at the time of booking and will be honoured for 12 months thereafter irrespective of any price increase that may occur between the date of booking and when the lessons are taken. Any unused lessons remaining after 12 months have elapsed shall have any lesson price increase applied prior to the lessons which shall become payable by you. GGO reserves the right to introduce (and to withdraw) special offers from time to time.
You are entitled to cancel your prepaid tuition at any time. you must give at least 48 hours notice. If you have not taken any lesson(s) at the time of cancellation you will be entitled to a full refund of any amounts paid, subject to the below. Where it is possible to do so, we will refund you using the same method you used to pay for your lessons when you made the payment. If for any reason we are unable to do this, we reserve the right to refund you by any other method we deem appropriate. Refund of partial block booking will be made pro rata on any lessons not taken. Deposits are non refundable.
Transferability of Lessons
You cannot sell or transfer lessons that have been purchased in your name to any other person.
Insurance and Liability
Driving Lessons driving school will carry the appropriate motor insurance to cover you, should you be involved in a collision whilst in control of driving a tuition vehicle. We shall not, in any event, be liable for losses relating to any business interests you may have including, without limitation, lost profits, lost earnings, loss of opportunity, or business or business interruption. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions will affect any statutory rights you may have as a consumer.
If you have any concerns or complaints about any part of your driving tuition, please contact us on 07852 500243 or email@example.com. In the rare event of any problem arising, you should endeavour to resolve this with your instructor immediately. We recommend no further lessons are taken until the matter is resolved. Where we are unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you will be entitled to refer the matter to a mediator. If you still feel dissatisfied, you may contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on 0300 200 1122 who may be able to help you further.
Use of Your Personal Data
We’re unable to provide you with our products or services if you do not provide certain information to us. In cases where providing some personal information is optional, we’ll make this clear.
What kinds of personal information about you do we process?
Personal information that we’ll process in connection with all of our products and services, if relevant, includes:
- Personal and contact details, such as title, full name, contact details and contact details history; plus date of birth, gender and/or age;
- Records of your contact with us.
- Information about your health or if you are a vulnerable customer;
- Your residency and/or citizenship status, if relevant, such as your nationality, your length of residency in the UK and/or whether you have the permanent right to reside in UK;
What do we use your personal data for?
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
- Assessing an application for a product or service you hold with us, including considering whether or not to offer you the product or service, the price, the risk of doing so, availability of payment method and the terms;
- Updating your records, tracing your whereabouts, and recovering debt;
- To follow guidance and best practice under the change to rules of governmental and regulatory bodies;
- For management and auditing of our business operations including accounting;
- To carry out checks at Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention Agencies pre-application, at application, and periodically after that;
- To monitor and to keep records of our communications with you;
- To develop new products and services and to review and improve current products and services.
The legal grounds for our processing of your personal information
We rely on the following legal bases to use your personal data: a) Where it is needed to provide you with our products or services, such as:
- Assessing an application for a product or service you hold with us, including consider whether or not to offer you the product, the price, the payment methods available and the conditions to attach;
- Managing products and services you hold with us, or an application for one;
- Updating your records, tracing your whereabouts to contact you about your account and doing this
- All stages and activities relevant to managing the service including enquiry, application, administration and management of accounts.
b) Where it is in our legitimate interests to do so, such as:
- Managing your products and services relating to that, updating your records, tracing your whereabouts to contact you about your account and doing this for recovering debt (where appropriate);
- To follow guidance and recommended best practice of government and regulatory bodies;
- For management and audit of our business operations including accounting;c) To comply with our legal obligations
c) With your consent or explicit consent:
- For some direct marketing communications;
- For some of our processing of special categories of personal data such as about your health, if you are a vulnerable customer or some criminal records information.
d)For a public interest, such as:
- Processing of your special categories of personal data such as about your health, criminal records information (including alleged offences), or if you are a vulnerable customer.
Sharing your personal information with other organisations
We will not share your information with any third parties without your explicit consent with the exception of
- Governmental and regulatory bodies such as HMRC, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Ombudsman, the Information Commissioner’s Office and under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme;
- Other organisations and businesses who provide services to us such as debt recovery agencies, back up and server hosting providers, IT software and maintenance providers, document storage providers and suppliers of other back office functions;
- Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention Agencies.
How and when can you withdraw your consent?
You can withdraw your consent for us to process your personal data at any time by contacting us directly or via the Contact Us section of our website.
What should you do if your personal information changes?
You should tell us so that we can update our records.
How long is your personal information retained by us?
- For as long as we have reasonable business needs, such as managing our relationship with you and managing our operations;
- For as long as we provide goods and/or services to you and then for as long as someone could bring a claim against us; and/o
- Retention periods in line with legal and regulatory requirements or guidance.
What are your rights under data protection laws?
Here is a list of the rights that all individuals have under data protection laws. They don’t apply in all circumstances. If you wish to use any of them, we’ll explain at that time if they are engaged or not.
- The right to be informed about our processing of your personal information;
- The right to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete personal information completed;
- The right to object to processing of your personal information;
- The right to restrict processing of your personal information;
- The right to have your personal information erased (the “right to be forgotten”);
- The right to request access to your personal information and to obtain information about how we process it;
- The right to move, copy or transfer your personal information (“data portability”); and
- Rights in relation to automated decision making which has a legal effect or otherwise significantly affects you.
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection laws – https://ico.org.uk/
Your marketing preferences and what they mean
We may use your home address, phone numbers, email address and social media or digital channels (e.g. Facebook, Google and message facilities in other platforms) to contact you according to your marketing preferences. You can stop our marketing at any time by contacting us using the details below or by following the instructions in the communication.
Changes to this privacy notice
We may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices.
If you have any questions, you can go to the Contact Us section of our website or contact us at 07852 500243
Law applying to Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.