Parents and Teachers are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and we go to great lengths to protect it. Any information we collect about you will always be handled securely and in compliance with the UK Data Protection Act (1998) and all other relevant legislation.
This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
What information do we collect?
While using our site, we may collect, store and use two kinds of data: personal and log information to help understand our audience and to promote our organisation in order to help improve education in England
Personal data is any information you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters and promotional materials and includes:
- your name
- your background – as a parent or a teacher – including the name and address of schools you are linked to
- your reasons for supporting us
- contact information including email address and phone number
- demographic information such as postcode and address
- other information relevant to our work such as voluntarily given opinions in surveys about education and specific projects of ours, or advocacy actions you may take part in.
- any other information that you choose to send to us, such as the content of your email messages, your email address and our response.
- information about any donations you might make
Your personal log information relates to information about your visit to, and any actions on, this website. This includes your IP address, referrer, length of visit and number of page views. This information is required for the website to work correctly and allows us to improve the performance and functionality of the site.
We only collect the information that we need to fulfil the purposes set out at collection. You can update this information at any time.
How will we use your data?
The information you provide may be used to:
- keep you up to date with the activities of Parents and Teachers;
- offer you opportunities to engage with our activities;
- respond to your queries;
- process any application to volunteer;
- administer supporter records;
- conduct any fundraising activities; and,
- operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of this website.
You may opt out from receiving such information at any time.
We may be required to disclose information by law or court order.
For clarity, personal data will never be rented or sold to others.
Pupil information shared with us
We do not seek to collect data about specific pupils, though if a supporter were to share it with us we would only share that data with explicit permission from the parent and/or school in question.
Parents and Teachers uses “cookies” to help personalise your online experience. Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our website. They allow us to make the website easier to use, to provide you with a more personalised experience, to guard against malicious activities and to ensure any login feature functions correctly. They do not collect personal information about you.
You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings in your browser, but the functionality of the website may be adversely affected.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place reasonable technical and organisational precautions to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You are responsible for keeping your user details confidential.
Controlling your data
Under data protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information that we hold on you. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, you would like to be unsubscribed from our email lists, or have any other questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
To request a copy of any information we hold about you, please send proof of identity to email@example.com which we will respond to within 30 days.
Further to the disclosures identified elsewhere in this policy, we will only disclose personal information to third parties if required by law to do so.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information, including contact details, is available here.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We may update this policy from time to time. You are strongly encouraged to read this policy and check back regularly. This policy was last updated in February 2021.