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Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The information you submit using contact forms on this website will be emailed to the school office. We will treat your information with respect and only retain it for as long as is necessary to deal with your enquiry.

Cookies

Cookies are used to:

  • Measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs.
  • Remember the notifications you’ve seen so that we don’t show them to you again.

Google Analytics sets the following cookies

Name Purpose Expires
_ga This helps us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you’ve visited before. 2 years
_gid This helps us count how many people visit the website by tracking if you’ve visited before. 24 hours
_gat Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made. 10 minutes
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. 2 years from set/update
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached this website. 6 months from set/update

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies.

Our privacy policy and cookies message

You may see a privacy policy and cookie message when you first visit the website. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again.

Name Purpose Expires
cookies_policy So we know that you’ve seen our privacy policy and cookie message. 1 year

User accounts

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles 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 other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use the website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

We also collect data in order to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Request the erasure of your data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Request a copy of your data.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Personal Data Request

Contact Details

You can use this form to request an export of your personal data from this website, or to have it erased from this website.