Information security and privacy policy

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 

Learning Time with Timmy is an English language learning experience created by the British Council in partnership with Aardman for two to six year-old children. It is designed for children learning English as an additional language but it also suitable for very young native speakers of English. The apps are developed by Aardman with educational content and guidance from the British Council. They are wholly owned by the British Council.

We collect and use personal information to offer people information, products and services. This policy will apply in all locations where we operate to all forms of information and to all systems used to collect, store, process or transfer information.

In countries where there are different privacy and data protection laws, we will comply with those laws where they meet internationally accepted privacy principles and fair information handling practices.

For more about the British Council privacy policy, click here.

Privacy Policy for British Council Mobile Applications

The British Council uses a variety of business models for its apps. For Learning Time with  Timmy they have followed a commercial business model and therefore the apps are categorised as premium. In each case this SERVICE is provided by British Council and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at British Council Terms of Use unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to username, email and address. The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy.

The Learning Time with Timmy apps do not use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.

The links to privacy policies of third party service providers used by the app are listed below, for example:

Google Services

Firebase Analytics



Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the Learning Time with Timmy apps may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

●To facilitate our Service;

●To provide the Service on our behalf;

●To perform Service-related services; or

●To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

The Learning Time with Timmy apps do not contain links to other sites. 

Children’s Privacy

These Services comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and all other applicable laws and regulations protecting children’s privacy on the Internet. We do not allow persons under 13 years of age to create user accounts and do not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose any personal information from children under the age of 13. Any child under the age of 13 using the Service must do so with permission from a parent. Although we may collect personally identifiable information from parents, we do not collect such information from the children. We do not use or disclose this information for any other purposes except to provide you with quality service. 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.