This complete and fully up-to-date study guide, incorporating all of the official study material, supports those preparing to take the new Life in the United Kingdom citizenship test required for naturalisation or settlement from 2013. It is designed for adults studying on their own, especially those who do not have English as a first language, or for teachers to use as a textbook for a course on citizenship.
This guide contains:
- all the official study material with additional information on important topics;
- illustrations, tasks and activities to help you learn and remember facts and figures;
- timelines to help you remember dates;
- advice and tips on study skills and how to prepare for your test;
- a glossary to aid understanding of difficult words and phrases;
- a section on the test – covering the types of questions and other information you need to feel more confident;
- self-assessment exercises and practice tests with answers to help you check your progress; and
- further sources of useful information on all the main topics in the new handbook.
Having to pass a test to stay in the United Kingdom may feel daunting but this guide is packed with practical advice, information and activities to make the process easier, perhaps even enjoyable!
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This policy aims to describe how this web site operates with regard to the processing, in compliance with applicable Privacy and Personal Data Protection Regulations, of the personal data of users/visitors who access the site.
In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, Life In The UK 2013 intends to guarantee the privacy and personal data security of each visitor, also in relation to Internet access made from abroad, in compliance with the requirements of this policy.
Unless otherwise stated, this policy is intended to apply also as an information notice for those using the services offered by the web site.
Detailed information notices about personal data processing is provided, when necessary, in the pages regarding the various services offered. These information notices are intended to set out the limits and methods of personal data processing for each service. The visitor can use them freely to grant consent and authorise the collection of data and its subsequent utilisation.
2. Roles and responsibilities in relation to privacy and personal data protection
Other than our Facebook page, Pinterest and Twitter accounts, there are no other web sites related to Life In The UK 2013.
Life In The UK 2013 as data controller with regard to the processing of personal data for marketing and promotional purposes, has responsibility during the collection and subsequent use of the personal data and, determines:
• how the data will be stored
• who may access the information in the single database present on the (Customer Relationship Management) platform
• what integrated marketing initiatives should be carried out.
We have no interest in collecting any data and do not run targeted promotion or marketing campaigns.
4. Type of data processed and purposes of processing
The web site may contain content which is sometimes interactive. During navigation of the site, information/data relating to the visitor may be acquired, as follows:
• Navigation data
The information systems and software used to operate this web site acquire, during their normal activities, certain personal data whose transition is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This category of data includes: IP addresses, the type of browser used, the operating system, the domain name and web site addresses from which access or exit was performed, information on pages visited by users within the site, the time of access, time spent on each page, analysis of internal route of navigation and other parameters relating to the operating system and IT environment of the user.
This technical/IT data is collected and used exclusively on an aggregated and anonymous basis and could not be used to ascertain responsibility in the case of possible cyber offences damaging to the site.
• Data provided voluntarily by the visitor
This is the personal data provided voluntarily by the visitor to the site e.g. in order to register and/or access a reserved area, use a form to request information about a specific product or service, write an email address or phone (in VoIP mode) a toll-free number to contact customer service directly.
In some cases, this information may be used for user profiling purposes. Where this occurs, an appropriate information notice will be provided and specific, voluntary consent to data processing for marketing and/or profiling purposes will be obtained.
5. Methods of data processing
Personal data processing is mainly performed using electronic procedures and supports (DB, CRM platforms, etc) for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data was collected.
6. Redirect towards external sites
The web site may use social plug-ins. Social plug-ins are special tools which make it possible to incorporate social network functions directly inside the web site (e.g. the Facebook “Like” function).
All of the social plug-ins present on the site are accompanied by the logo of the relevant social network.
When a visitor accesses our site and interacts with a plug-in (e.g. clicking “Like”) or decides to leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted by the browser directly to the social network platform (in this case, Facebook) and memorised by it.
7. Links to/from third party sites
From this web site, it is possible to use specific links to go to other web sites and third parties.
The web site owner does not accept any responsibility in relation to possible personal data processing by third party sites or in relation to the handling of authentication credentials provided by third parties that are not members of the Life In The UK 2013 site managers.
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The EU individuals to which the personal data relates (the “data subjects”), as processed via this web site, are entitled to find out which of their personal data is in possession of Life In The UK 2013, why it was collected, how it has been elaborated and also to obtain an extraction of the data and, if interested, to have the data updated, amended or completed. If the law has been violated, data subjects may demand that the data be blocked, deleted or rendered anonymous.
9. Amendments to the policy
This policy governs the methods of processing of personal data provided by visitors when navigating the web site. The possible introduction of new laws and regulations in the sector, along with the constant review and updating of user services, could lead to the need to amend the policy. It is, therefore, possible that our policy might be updated and, accordingly, we invite the visitor to consult this page from time to time.