At a technical level all traffic to and from the Assessment Tool is encrypted. The HTTPS protocol is used to transport all data between the student's browser and the servers on which the application runs. The servers – including the database – sit in a secure TEC data centre which uses best practice firewall configurations to minimise the likelihood of unauthorised access to Learner information.

The “access and use of data” document (referred to in the Assessment Tool Acceptable Use Agreement) sets out the protocols that are being applied to people using and supporting the Assessment Tool and we believe should address any privacy issues that may be raised.