This privacy notice gives you information on how we collect and process personal data about you, whether through your use of our website (including filling out enquiry forms), by direct interactions with you, or generally by doing business with you (including where we collect personal information with a view to doing business with you in the future). It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.
Who is responsible for your personal data?
Burgess Hill Girls is a “data controller” and this means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use your personal data. Our contact details are at the end of this notice.
What does that law say about how we use personal data?
The law requires that personal data we hold about you must be:
- Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way;
- Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes;
- Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes;
Accurate and kept up to date;
- Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about; and
- Kept securely.
What data do we hold about you?
We collect, hold and process a range of personal data about parents, governors and those we contract with, including:
Parents or prospective parents: name and contact details of parents and their children, bank details;
Governors: name and contact details; criminal convictions disclosure checks;
Alumni: name, age and contact details of past students;
Suppliers and contractors: contact details of named contact
How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you, including through:
- Direct interactions by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise;
- Third parties or publicly available sources.
- Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services;
- Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.
How your personal data is used
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data where it is necessary:
- to enter into a contract with you; or
- to comply with a legal obligation; or
- for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or asked to be informed about the school or places available at the school.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any other company.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences or by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you.
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Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.
- Cookies our website uses:
Performance cookies – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. We are using Google Analytics cookies on this website.
Functionality cookies – These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as your user name, or saves the type of device which is being reported to the website to determine whether the site should display the mobile or desktop version. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
- Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Please refer to the help documentation for your browser. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics which are the performance cookies we use on this website, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please Contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
How do we share your data?
We may have to share your data with third parties, including third-party service providers and other entities in the group. We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law.
We will not transfer your personal data outside the EU. If we do, you can expect a similar degree of protection in respect of your personal data.
How long will you use my information for?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Details of retention periods are available upon request.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.
What are your responsibilities?
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your working relationship with us.
What are your rights?
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
- Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. We may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive, alternatively we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
- Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
- Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below). We will not be required to delete or remove personal data if your objection is not upheld.
- Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest as the reason for processing (as identified in the Appendix) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. We are not obliged to uphold your objection where the legitimate interest relied on outweighs the reason for your objection.
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it or while we are considering your objection to processing.
- Request the transfer of your personal data to another party.
- If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal data, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal data to another party, please contact our data protection contact in writing.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time.
To withdraw your consent, please contact our DPO or data protection contact. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.
We have put in place measures to protect the security of your information and procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach. Details of these measures are available upon request. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal data, please contact our data protection contact. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.
|By email:||Please complete the form at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/|
|By phone:||0303 123 1113|
|By post:||Information Commissioner’s Office |
|Company Name:||Burgess Hill School for Girls Company|
|Registered Address:||Keymer Road |
|Name of DPO:||Graham Bond|
We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us; providing such information is strictly voluntary.
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The material on this website is provided for information purposes only and, although believed to be correct at the time of publication, is not part of any agreement between Parents and the School. The information may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors or be out of date but we will make every effort to rectify errors within our control.