Legal

Child Protection Policy

The School operates the following policy on its website regarding the use of photographs, to ensure the privacy and safety of pupils at the school:

  • Where pupils are named, only their first names are given
  • Where a photograph is used which shows a pupil, no name is displayed on the website. However, first names may be displayed in Newsletters/PDF documents

By observing these points, the school ensures that visitors to the website cannot link images of pupils to full names of pupils.

The school follows a policy of seeking parents' permission before using images which show pupils on the website.

No other private information about pupils is ever published on the website such as surnames or contact details.

Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to notify you of the basis for each category. At least one of these must apply whenever we process your personal data:

  • Consent: the individual has given clear consent to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
  • Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract with the individual, or because they have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
  • Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life.
  • Public task: the processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
  • Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • Information about your visits to and use of this website through Google Analytics.
  • Information about any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website.
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us, and/or leaving guestbook comments, and/or subscribing to our website services and/or email notifications.

(2) Information about website visits

By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your information under the terms of this privacy statement in accordance with UK law, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please read the following privacy statement to understand how we use and protect the information that you choose to provide to us.

We will ensure that any personal data collected is for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes. We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website's usability, and for marketing purposes. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet. When you visit any web page on our website, our servers log your IP address. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website, to improve the website's usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you.

Most browsers allow you to refuse cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted to this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. It will be used for those legitimate purposes in a fair and transparent manner. We will ensure that any personal data collected is adequate and relevant to the use intended. In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may use your personal information to:

  • Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website
  • Provide other organisations with statistical information about our users - but this information will not be used to identify any individual user

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data. If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.

(4) Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)
  • Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties

(5) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(6) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(7) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.

(8) Our contact details

Please see our contact page for our contact details.

If you are concerned about how your personal data is processed by our website, please do not hesitate to bring these concerns to our attention WAT has a Data Protection Officer and for any data protection queries please contact Sally-Anne Chidwick on 0121 6027594 or alternatively email on gdpr@windsoracademytrust.org.uk.

If you wish to complain about any of the content on our websites you should refer to the WAT Complaint’s Policy.

(9) data hosting

  • Our websites are hosted in the UK.
  • The website provider may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time in other aspects of our business.
  • Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union.

The website provider uses the following safeguards with respect to data transferred outside the European Union:

  • The processor is within the same corporate group as the website provider’s business or organisation and abides by the same binding corporate rules regarding data processing. the data protection clauses in the website provider’s contracts with data processors will also include transfer clauses written by or approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union specifically that in the country of the UK.
  • The website provider complies with a code of conduct approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union specifically that in the country of the UK.
  • The website provider are certified under an approved certification mechanism as provided for in the GDPR
  • Both organisation and the processor are public authorities between whom there is either a legally binding agreement oradministrative arrangements approved by a supervisory authority in the European Union relating to protection of your information.

Website Disclaimer

(1) Introduction

This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use our website.

(2) Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all our intellectual property rights are reserved.

(3) Licence to use website

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website, provided that:

  • You must not republish material from this website (including republication on another website), or reproduce or store material from this website in any public or private electronic retrieval system
  • You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, visit, or otherwise exploit our website or material on our website for a commercial purpose, without our express written consent

(4) Limitations of liability

The information on this website is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and the information on this website.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we not commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on this website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).

Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising under this disclaimer or in connection with our website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise - including, without limitation, any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings.

However, nothing in this disclaimer shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

(5) Variation

We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

(6) Entire agreement

This disclaimer constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

(7) Law and jurisdiction

This notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

(8) Our contact details

Please see our contact page for our contact details.

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