GDPR, Privacy and Cookies
Welcome to the Mathilda Marks-Kennedy School website. This page will explain how we comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).
We will also seek to explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA and PECR are adhered to.
By continuing to browse and use this website [our ‘Site’] you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.
- The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
- This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
- Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and be a criminal offence.
- From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website. We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.
GDPR and the DPA
Mathilda Marks-Kennedy and this website comply to the DPA (Data Protection Act 2018) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- Details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access.
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to your computer hard drive that track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of the site. This allows the website, through its server, to provide you with a tailored experience as you use it.
How can I prevent cookies being stored? You are advised that if you wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to your computer’s hard drive, then you should take the necessary steps within your web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
For more information about cookies, please refer to the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Website visitor tracking
This website uses tracking software provided by Google Analytics to monitor our visitors in order to better understand how you use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
This site uses only the default settings provided in the standard installation of Google Analytics. This allows details of the page you visited, including its URL and title, and information about the browser you used, such as its name, viewport size, screen resolution and the language in which it operates. Details of your location are included – this is determined by the IP address you’re visiting from, but at no point is your actual IP address made available as that is personally identifiable information that violates Google Analytics’ privacy terms.
Embedded content from other websites
Where applicable, content 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 originating website.
Adverts and sponsored links
This website presently does not contain any adverts or sponsored links.
Downloads and media files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to you at your own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure that only genuine downloads are available, you are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise you to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
Contact and communication with us
If you contact us through our website you do so at your own discretion. Any personal details we request are provided at your own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
This site does not presently allow any user comments.
Email mailing list and marketing messages
This site does not operate a mailing list, nor does it send any marketing messages.
External website links and third parties
Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, you are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite our best efforts. You should therefore note that you click on external links at your own risk. We cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social media policy and usage
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our school and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms, you are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. You are advised to conduct yourself appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Where we store your personal data
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Resources and further information