Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how “The Beckfoot Trust (and schools within The Beckfoot Trust)” uses and protects any information that you give “The Beckfoot Trust (and schools within The Beckfoot Trust)” when you use this website.

“The Beckfoot Trust (and schools within The Beckfoot Trust)” is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

“The Beckfoot Trust (and schools within The Beckfoot Trust)” 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 04/04/2017.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • feedback information to be used for updating school systems and the website
  • messages from website users in relation to items on the website
  • messages submitted through the website in connection with school or The Beckfoot Trust
  • contact information including email address
  • Log in and password details when using the links provided

 

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve services.
  • Any information regarding staff or students submitted through the website will be dealt with in conjunction with the current Staff and Student Privacy Notices which can be obtained from the school or website.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you regarding messages, feedback or site issues. We may contact you by email, phone or email.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your needs or improve other services based on feedback given.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. 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 also store further information that is only available to logged in users.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive and helps analyse web traffic, provide functionality within a webpage, or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website and tailor it to visitor needs.
WordPress, the software that runs this website, may also use cookies when you comment on a blog post to identify you on return visits. We do not use this information for any other reason.

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.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, and delete any previously stored cookies. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.  Please refer to your browser’s help documentation for details.

Below is a table with the cookies our website may place on your computer.

Cookie Name Description Duration
wordpress_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_logged_in_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_ WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_cookie WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies.
The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.
This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
1 year
wp-settings-time- WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
_ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gat Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes

 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. 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.

Controlling your personal information

We will deal with any personal information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the current school policies.