Data Protection
Classlist’s Data Protection Arrangements – Notes for Parents

How Classlist protects your personal data

Classlist was founded by parents wanting to share contact details safely within their own trusted school community. Thousands of schools across the UK now use the Classlist app. The Terms & Conditions and Privacy Notice describe how your personal data:
- is uploaded, controlled and shared by you
- is never passed to third parties
- is never sold to anybody
- is never shared with advertisers
- is never used to profile you for advertising purposes
- can be inspected and modified at any time under your Profile
- is held within the EU and not transferred to the US or elsewhere

Classlist’s practices and procedures comply with new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements coming into force on 25 May 2018. This is confirmed by the Legal Opinion we hold from Veale Wasbrough Vizards, one of the top five law firms supporting UK schools. More detailed information is available on our Data Protection website.

Our top priority is keeping your data safe and secure
Classlist is custom-built to support school communities. It offers parents and administrators a wide range of tools not available on other social media platforms. Our focus is on security, trust and transparency. We fully authenticate every user. We don’t “profile” users or make commercial use of any parent’s individual data. Where we generate revenue from advertisers, this money can be shared back with your school.

How do I find out more about GDPR?
To receive our data protection updates please click here. Classlist hosts a free monthly GDPR Webinar with a data protection specialists Clayden Law. These are principally for parent associations and school staff, but parents are also very welcome to attend. Details are available on our data protection website here  

What information does Classlist hold about me?  
Classlist stores  those contact and family member details which you have chosen to upload and share, along with your personal messages and posts. You can inspect, amend and delete these at any time.  Your personal data is fully encrypted and stored within the EU.  

How does Classlist protect my rights under GPDR?
GDPR gives you enhanced rights - for example to delete or transfer personal data; give specific consent before personal data is shared, and learn immediately about data breaches. These can all be readily exercised as described in the Privacy Notice. You don’t need to take any further action to ensure this.  

What certifications does Classlist hold relating to data protection?   
Classlist is registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller,  and holds the UK government endorsed Cyber Essentials Certification.  

If you have any concerns or suggestions on this or anything else please email