This Privacy Notice has been written to inform you about how Ackworth School processes your personal data. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.ackworthschool.com – the Ackworth School website. It applies solely to this website. This notice only applies to how the organisation uses your data when you visit our website. For more information about how the organisation uses personal data in general please use our Contact Form or click here to see our other privacy notices.
Who are we ?
Ackworth School is a data controller as defined by the UK GDPR. This means that we determine the purposes for which your personal data is processed and the manner of the processing. We will only collect and use your personal data in ways that are compliant with data protection legislation.
Ackworth School is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4 (7) of GDPR. This means that we determine the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your personal data is processed. We have a responsibility to you and your personal data and will only collect and use this in ways which are compliant with data protection legislation.
By using this site, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions of the Ackworth School website. Below you can find legal information about our website, including copyright, disclaimer and privacy policies.
What are Analytics?
Analytics collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is done to find out such things as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, these are collected through the use of third party widgets (Google Analytics, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube). These will be referred to as cookies throughout this privacy notice
Any information on this website, including but not limited to graphics, design, text, and images are subject to Copyright which belongs to the school or a third party that has given permission for the school to use this information. The school grants permissions to electronically copy, print to hard copy, or transfer such material so long as it is for school business only.
Changes and Modification
No changes, modifications or alterations may be made to materials from this site without written consent from Ackworth School. If information from this site is used for educational purposes then an acknowledgement of Ackworth School as the owner must accompany the material. Materials from this site cannot be re published or distributed in any format without written permission from Ackworth School.
Ackworth School makes every effort to ensure the content on this website is correct and factual. Ackworth School accepts no liability for any inconvenience or loss caused by reliance on any information contained on this website.
Ackworth School makes every effort to ensure links to external websites are secure. Ackworth School accepts no liability for the privacy practices of those external websites.
External Web Links
This website contains links to other web sites. Ackworth School is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other web sites nor is it responsible for the content of those sites.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Where personal data is requested through forms, such data is only used for the purpose stated on the form and will not be given or sold to any third parties.
You will not receive unsolicited paper or electronic mail as a result of using an electronic form unless we have explicitly requested and received your permission.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Cookies : Information Collection and Use
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. For more information about how to this, and more information about Cookies in general, please see http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Ackworth School, as the data collector, may collect some information from visitors to this site. This information is used only to respond to enquiries and to monitor site usage. We will not pass on these details to third parties or use them for any other purposes unless instructed by you to do so.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Ackworth School complies with the requirements of GDPR
- We can distinguish you from other users of our website and provide a good experience
- We can remember the information you’ve provided us with while on our website, so you don’t have to keep re-entering the information whenever you visit a new page
- We can look at how you use our website so that we can improve it for other users.
- Monitor your usage of other websites (privacy intrusive cookies)
- collect any personal information about you (without your express permission);
- collect any sensitive information;
- pass data to any advertising networks;
- pass personal data to third parties.
What cookie types do we use?
Cookie types and expiry:
- Session cookies– these are temporary and are erased when you close your browser at the end of your visit, or if you delete them earlier. The next time you visit our website we will not recognise you and will treat you as a completely new visitor.
- Persistent cookies– these remain on your hard drive until you erase them or they expire, this is after 12 months.
We may use one or more of the following kinds of cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of our website. This can include cookies that will enable you to log into a secure area of our website, e.g staff, parent or pupil area. Without these the website will not work as designed. These cookies do not require consent.
Functionality cookies. These cookies require consent. They are used to recognise you when you return to our website. The content is then personalised to you and can greet you by name (once in the secure area) or remember preferences that you may set.
Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies require consent. They allow us to count and recognise the number of visitors to our site. It also allows us to see when and how visitors navigate our website. Using these cookies helps us improve our website and make popular searched items easier to find. We also use the following widget(s) for this purpose:
You can change your cookie preferences at any time through our cookie banner, but please be aware that opting out of cookies may affect your user experience on our website.
Alternatively, most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:
To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You can also use specialist software that protects against malicious cookies. These applications can be customised to let you change the content of the cookies you want to receive or will allow to be stored on your device.
What is our lawful basis for processing your information?
Under the UK GDPR, it is essential to have a lawful basis when processing personal information. We normally rely on the following lawful bases:
- Article 6(1)(a) – consent
- Article 6(1)(f) – legitimate interest
We only rely on legitimate interests when we are using your data in ways you would reasonably expect.
What rights do you have over your data?
Under the UK GDPR, individuals have the following rights in relation to the processing of their personal data:
- to be informed about how we process your personal data. This notice fulfils this obligation.
- to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
- to request that your personal data is amended if inaccurate or incomplete.
- to request that your personal data is erased where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing.
- to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted.
- to object to your personal data being processed.
If you have any concerns about the way we have handled your personal data or would like any further information, then please contact our DPO using the details provided above.
If we cannot resolve your concerns then you may also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, which is the UK’s data protection regulator. Their contact details are below:
Phone: 0303 123 1113 or via their live chat. Opening hours are Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding bank holidays). You can also report, enquire, register and raise complaints with the ICO using their web form on Contact us | ICO.
Changes to this notice
We reserve the right to change this privacy notice at any time. We will normally notify you of changes that affect you. However, please check regularly to ensure you have the latest version.
Ackworth School may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 21/06/2023
Questions or Comments
If you have questions or comments about this policy or if you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy please contact us at:
Post Code: WF7 7LT
Email Contact : Please use our Contact Form