This privacy statement covers the cookies, tracking and analytical services offered by Thorp Academy. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.
This privacy statement tells you; what analytical information we might collect about you, both identifiable and personally non-identifiable, during a visit to our website, or when making an enquiry.
The information that you give us will depend on your activity on the website. When submitting an enquiry through our contact form we ask for your name, number and email address. We do not store this data in any third party databases.
Non-identifiable information: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Northern Education Trust is certified by Cyber Essentials having had a full assessment of our systems which has been independently verified. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We would never share your data with any third parties without prior consent.
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.
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.
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.
If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.
Form cookies – When you submit data to through a form such as the one found on our contact page, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Google Analytics – we use this to understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience. Your user data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
Social buttons – On some of the pages on our site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages. There are buttons for: Twitter, Facebook ‘Like’, and LinkedIn ‘Share’. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of Northern Education Trust. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on Northern Education Trust’s site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting Northern Education Trust, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button if you are logged into their services, like Google and Facebook. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We recognise that transparency is an ongoing responsibility so we will keep this privacy statement under regular review.
This policy was last updated 25th April 2019.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.
However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact Northern Education Trust’s Data Protection Officer on the details below:
Northern Education Trust
Cobalt Business Exchange Central, Unit 5, Silver Fox Way, Cobalt Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
e: [email protected]
t: 0191 594 5070
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