Privacy Statement

The Examiner Hardware Validation Tool tool runs a number of tests to determine the suitability of your PC to run the marks return and on-screen marking applications. No personal information is gathered. The tests that are run are listed below. The tests are performed on behalf of Cambridge Assessment by RM Plc. RM retain the results and make them available to Cambridge Assessment if required. RM does not use the information gained for its own purposes, nor does it distribute the results to any other third party.

Tests performed by the downloadable tool:

  • Hard disk space: This test retrieves the available space on your c:\ drive.
  • RAM: This test finds out how much RAM you have installed on your PC.
  • MAC Address: Retrieves a unique number from your network card, if available. This is only retrieved for information and is not part of the pass/fail criteria.
  • CPU: This test retrieves the clock speed of your processor. This is only retrieved for information and is not part of the pass/fail criteria.

Tests performed by the internet browser tool:

The following tests are all performed by the web-based tests. The information retrieved is made available by your Internet browser, therefore there is no direct interrogation of your PC.

  • .NET Framework
  • Flash version installed
  • Screen resolution
  • Cookies enabled
  • Bandwidth of Internet connection
  • Operating System platform
  • Internet browser type and version
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