Website Terms, Conditions and Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Didasko Education Company Ltd’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term 'Library of Mistakes', 'Didasko Education Company Ltd', 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is

Didasko Education Company Ltd
c/o Brodies
58 Morrison Street

Our company registration number is SC040205. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you do allow cookies to be used, the following personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties: Google Analytics for website statistics.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Our Privacy Policy

The Library of Mistakes and Didasko Education Company Ltd

Data Protection (GDPR)

New legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was enforced on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing Data Protection Act. As technology develops and data sharing becomes more common, data protection is becoming more and more important.

Many of us don’t always know how our data is being used and protected by the companies we’re giving it to, this new legislation aims to make it easier to access and control your data.

What is GDPR and why do we need it?

As technology develops and our private data is being used and shared in countless new ways, people are understandably becoming increasingly worried about security. There are two key reasons why GDPR is being introduced – to bring all EU member states under one common regulation, and to update regulations to reflect our new digital age.

What Data does GDPR Protect?

GDPR aims to protect any personal data a company holds about you – including your name, address, email address, images, IP address.

Consumers don’t have to do anything, in particular, to prepare for the new legislation, but you do gain a number of ‘rights’ when it comes to your data, including:

The right to be informed – you have a right to know how your data will be used by a company.

The right to access your personal data – you can ask any company to share with you the data they have about you.

The right to rectification – this just means you can update your data if it’s inaccurate or if something is missing.

The right to erasure – this means that you have the right to request that a company deletes any personal data they have about you. There are some exceptions, for example, some information can be held by employers and ex-employers for legal reasons.

The right to restrict processing – if you think there’s something wrong with the data being held about you, or you aren’t sure a company is complying to rules, you can restrict any further use of your data until the problem is resolved.

The right to data portability – this means that if you ask, companies will have to share your data with you in a way that can be read digitally – such as a pdf. This makes it easier to share information with other companies, such as your bank details when applying for a loan.

The right to object – you can object to the ways your data is being used. This should make it easier to avoid unwanted marketing communications and spam from third parties.

Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – this protects you in cases where decision are being made about you based entirely on automated processes rather than a human input.

Whether or not you exercise your new rights is up to you – the main thing to remember is that they’re there if you need them.

The Library of Mistakes / Didasko Education Company Ltd and GDPR

We strongly believe that your personal details are your own and as such should remain personal, however we do need some data to provide you with the best service possible. Below we outline what data we use and our policies regarding its protection.

The company

The Library of Mistakes is a trading name for the Didasko Education Company Limited, a provider of financial history education, and a charity limited by guarantee and based in Scotland. We also oversee the activities of Future Asset and Leavers’ Money Skills. We are registered with the Office of the Information Commissioner in the UK. Our nominated data controller is David Clarke.


By providing data through our web site you give us your consent to use your data for the activities listed below.

What do we do with your data

We inform you about events, lectures, teaching courses, answer your enquiries, register your details for events, send you other relevant correspondence regarding our company and it is often necessary to hold some data. We only ever use this data for contacting you (our registered readers/delegates), we never share data with 3rd parties.

What data do we hold

Depending on the specific circumstance we may hold the following – Name, Address, Telephone Numbers, Email addresses, Job title and company name.


we hold your data indefinitely. Should you wish to be removed from our list please contact [email protected]. We will endeavour to remove your details within 72 hours.

Data transfer

We do not transfer data outside of the European Economic Area.

Data security

We take the management of your data and protection of it seriously. Data is never shared outside of the company save for accredited data processing businesses acting on our behalf and providing us with data services. Data is held securely through external providers including Microsoft and Eventbrite. Relevant information on how they protect your data can be provided on request.


We do not hold data of individuals under the age of 18. To sign up to use our services you must be over the age of 18.

Data breach

In the case of a data breach we will aim to notify affected individuals and relevant authorities within 72 hours

Review of data

This policy is reviewed annually. Last updated. 31 August 2023


Your data and The Library of Mistakes (Didasko Education Company)

If you would like more information regarding your data, please simply contact us at

The Library of Mistakes
33A Melville Street Lane

or e-mail [email protected]

Or contact us at

Didasko Education Company Ltd
c/o Brodies
58 Morrison Street

and we will happily inform you of what data we hold and make any changes that may be required. You have the right to object to how we process your personal information.

You also have the right to access, correct, sometimes delete and restrict the personal information we use. In addition, you have a right to complain to us and to the data protection regulator - by telephone:

0303 123 1113

or post:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow, SK9 5AF

Didasko Education Company Limited, Company Registration Number 352872; Charity No SCO40205

Registered Office:

Didasko Education Company Ltd
c/o Brodies
58 Morrison Street

Information updated August 2023

The Library of Mistakes Course

The online version of our renowned course, is available for both finance professionals and nonprofessionals.

As featured in the Financial Times

In conjunction with Heriot-Watt University

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