Bentfield Primary School respects you and your child's privacy when you use the Organisation's services and is committed to complying with privacy legislation.
The information below is what is refered to as a 'Privacy Notice' which explains how the Organisation uses and protects your personal information.
Why we use personal data
We may need information about you to:
What are our legal reasons for processing personal information?
There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use personal data. Generally we collect and use personal information in the following circumstances:
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is often records that can identify and relate to a living person. This can include information that when put together with other information can then identify a person.
What are Special Categories of Information?
This is personal information that needs more protection due to it's sensitivity. This informationis likely to include:
How we limit the use of personal information
Where necessary Bentfield Primary School processes personal data to deliver our services effectively; but whenever possible the data that we process will anonymised, pseudonymised or de-personalised. This means the information can no longer identify a person.
When using personal data for research purposes, the data will be anonymized/pseudonymised to avoid the identification of a person, unless you have agreed that your personal information can be used for the research project.
We do not sell personal data to any other organisation for the purposes of selling products.
Your Privacy rights
The law provides you with a number of rights to control the processing of your personal information.
Accessing the information we hold about you
You have the right to ask for the information we have about you. When we receive a request from you in writing we must normally give you access to everything we have recorded about you. However, we will not let you see any parts of your record which contains:
Changing information you beleive to be inaccurate
You should let us know if you disagree with something written on your file. We may not always be able to change ot remove the information, however, we will correct factual inaccuracies and may include your comments in the records. Please use the contact details above to report inaccurate information.
Asking for your information to be delete (right to be forgotten)
In some circumstances you can request the erasure of the personal information used by the Organisation, for example:
Where personal information has been shared with others, the Organisation shall make very reasonable effort to ensure those usoing your personal information comply with your request for erasure.
Please note that the right to erasure does not extend to using your peraonal information where:
Restricting what your information is used for
You have the right to ask us to restrict what we use your personal data for where one of the following applies:
When information is restricted it can not be used other that to securely store the data, and with your consent, to handle legal claim, protect others, or where it is for important public interests of the UK.
Where restriction of use has been granted, we will inform you before the use of your personal information is resumed.
You have the right to request that the Organisation stops using your personal information for some services. However, if this request is approved this may cause delays or prevent us delivering a service to you. Where possible we will seek to comply with yopur request, but may need to hold or use information in connection with one or more of the Organisation's legal functions.
Computer based decisions about you and if you are 'profiled'
You have the right to object about decisions being made about you by automated means (by a computer and nota human being), unless it is required for any contract you have entered into, required by law, or have consented to it. You also have the right to object if you are being 'profiled'. Profiling is where decisions are made about you based on certain things in your personal information. If and when the Organisation uses your personal information to profile you, you will informed.
If you have concerns regarding automated deciaion making, or profiling, please contact the Data Protection officer who will be able to advise you about how your information is being used.
Who will we share your personal information with?
We use a range of companies and partners to eithr store personal information or to manage it for us. Where we have these arrangements there is always a contract, memorandum of understanding or oinformation sharing protocol in place to ensure that the organisation complies with data protection law. We complete privacy impact assessments before we share personal information to ensure their compliance with the law.
Sometimes we have a legal duty to provide information about people to other organisations eg Child Protection concerns or Court orders.
We may also share your personal information when we feel there is a good reason that is more important than protecting your confidentiality. This does not happen often, but we may share your information:
The law does not allow us to share your information without your permission, unless there is proof that someone is at risk or it is required by law.
This risk must be serious before we can against your right to confidentiality. When we are worried about physical safety or we feel that we need to take action to protect someone from being harmed in other ways, we will discuss with you and, if possible, get your permission to tell others about your situation.
We may still sahe your information if we beleive the risk to thers is serious enough to do so.
There may be rare occasions when the risk to others is so great that we need to share information straight away. If this is the case, we will make sure that we record what information we share and our reasons for doing so. We will let you know what we have done and why as soon as or if we think it is safe to do so.
How do we protect your information?
We will do waht we can to make sure we hold personal records (on paper and electronically) in a secure way, and we will only make then available to those who have a right to see them. Our security includes:
If your information leaves the country
Sometimes, for example where we receive a request to transfer Organisation records to a new Organisation, it is necessary to send that information outside of the UK. In such circumstances additional protection will be applied to that data during it's transfer, and where the receiving country does not have an adequacy decsion from theEuropean Commission, advice will be sought from the Information Commissioner's Office prior to the data being sent.
How long do we keep your personal information
For each reason why we use your personal information there is often a legal reason for why we need to keep it for a period of time. We try to capture all of these and detail them in what's called a 'retention schedule'. This schedule lists for each service how long your information may be kept for.
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Where can I get Advice
For independant advice about data prtection,privacy and data sharing issues you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cookies and how you use this website
To make this website easier to use we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop). These are known as 'cookies'.Most big websites do this too. They improve things by:
How you use this website (something called 'Google Analytics')
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it's meeting peoples' needs and to understand how we can make the website work better.. Google Analytics stores information about what pages on this site you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on when you are here. We do not collect or store any other personal data (eg your name or address) so this data cannot be used to identify who you are.
Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmxx randomly generated number 2 years
_utmz randomly generated number and data on how the site was reached (eg direct or via a link, organic search or paid search
We also collect data on the number of times a word is searched for on the site and the number of failed searches. We use this information to omprove access to the site and to identify gaps in the content and see if it is something we should add to the site.
Unless the law allows us we do not:
Other people's cookies
Turning off cookies
You can stop cookies being downloaded onto your computer ot other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, however you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on About Cookies.org. If you wish you can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.
Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at ico.org.uk
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