Privacy & Cookies Policy

Part 1: Personal information and privacy

Introduction

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy explains how Beaufront First School uses and protects any information you give to us whilst using this website. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

It is important to Beaufront First School that your personal information is secure and protected so that if you are asked for this information on the website you will be reassured it can only be used in accordance of our Privacy Policy.

Collecting personal information

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

  • Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including, your ip address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
  • Information from the use of our contact form (including, your name, email address and telephone number)
  • Information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content and meta data associated with the communication)
  • Any other personal information that you choose to send to us

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Using your personal information

The information we request via our contact form will be used to provide you with a better service regarding your enquiry. We will not sell or share your information with third parties.

Your information will be used by Beaufront First School for internal record keeping in order to deal with your query.

Holding the information

Information submitted by an enquiry form will be held on our secure server indefinitely in order to refer back to in case of future query.

Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law. You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

Third party websites

The Beaufront First School website may include links to other websites. If you choose to click such links and leave our website, we do not have control on how the other website uses your data and you are no longer covered by our privacy policy, thus meaning we are not responsible for any information you submit on an external website.

Questions or concerns

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our use of cookies, please contact us at Beaufront First School, Sandhoe, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4LY
Tel: 01434 602 903. Email: admin@beaufront.northumberland.sch.uk

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

 

Part 2: Cookies

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

  • In Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
  • In Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
  • In Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

  • In Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
  • In Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
  • In Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.