Birmingham Ormiston Academy considers the privacy of your data carefully and seriously. This notice describes how Birmingham Ormiston Academy handles any personal information that it collects. Such information may include your past use of our website. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable. This could include your name or email address, that is not otherwise publicly available.
This notice does not apply to the practices of companies that Birmingham Ormiston Academy does not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.
This privacy notice sets out how Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) uses and protects any information that you provide when you use a BOA website*.
BOA 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 an BOA website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Our BOA websites contain links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to BOA websites, so when you navigate to other websites you should read their own privacy notices.
Personal data – what we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Name of website user (which could include the name of a parent/carer or child).
- Contact information including email address and optionally a telephone number.
- Other information, which could include voluntary surveys, event evaluations, participation in competitions and awards ceremony nominations (detail of which will be specified on the website/form in question where additional consent will be sought).
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information in order to process your enquiry via a contact form (if the BOA website uses one), for record keeping and internal analysis for advertising or marketing purposes. By providing us with your details you are agreeing for us to send you information pertaining to your enquiry by either post, telephone or email.
You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you if you no longer wish to be contacted. Your information will be kept for no more than twenty-four months, after which time it will be destroyed.
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 will not share your information with any third parties without your permission.
You have the right to:
- Ask for access to your personal information
- Ask for rectification of the information we hold about you
- Ask for the erasure of information about you
- Ask for our processing of your personal information to be restricted
- Data portability
- Object to us processing your information.
If you want to use your rights, for example, by requesting a copy of the information which we hold about you, or by asking us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate, please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO). Contact details below.
For those that subscribe to any BOA newsletters that are distributed via MailChimp, as a subscriber you are able to opt out at any time should you wish to no longer receive the newsletter(s).
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example – your computer or mobile phone. These include small text files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task.
- Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested.
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.
When visiting a BOA website you will need to give explicit consent for cookies to be used. If you are not happy to do so, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari, et cetera).
For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.
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Changes to our privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web. You should check on regular basis to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This privacy notice was last updated on 22 May 2018.
How to contact us
Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions about our privacy notice or about the information we hold about you: