This privacy policy governs your use of the software application Social work theory: your critical friend (The “App”) for mobile devices that is provided by Kirwin Maclean Associates Ltd. The App contains supportive content for social work students and practitioners. it provides information on social work theory and critical reflection. The user can enter information about their practice and the app will generate content which links to the practice detailed.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

You may be asked for your email address within certain sections of the app. For example, if you post a question you will be asked for your email address so that we can answer you directly. Your email address will be used only to contact you with regard to your specific enquiry.

One section of the app invites the user to enter bullet point information about their practice. The user is responsible for the confidentiality of this information and must make every effort to maintain anonymity. This information will be used within the app and transmitted securely to a server to generate relevant information on theory for the user.

The App may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the App. The App does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the App?

No personal information is shared with third parties.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all collection of information by the App easily by uninstalling the App. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

What about security?

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorised employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our App. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. The latest copy of our Privacy Policy will be available at

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the App, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at