Website Privacy Notice

This privacy statement sets out how Clacton County High School uses and protects any information that you provide when you use our website. Clacton County High School is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide personal information by which you can be identified when using our websites, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Clacton County High School will review this statement regularly and you are advised to regularly revisit this statement.

General browsing of our website: Cookies

This website uses third party cookies which help to improve the functionality of the site.

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer when you visit our website. The vast majority of websites on the internet use cookies.

The purpose of our cookies is to make the website function correctly, to personalise the website to your preferences, and to collect information about your visit which will help us improve the website in the future.
We never collect information that could identify you, or pass information to any third parties.

Cookies aim to improve your experience of our website by:
• Remembering settings so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.
• Measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs and improve it as required. We use anonymous traffic log statistics to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
• Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They aim to make our sites work better for you. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer when you visit our website. The vast majority of websites on the internet use cookies.

The purpose of our cookies is to make the website function correctly, to personalise the website to your preferences, and to collect information about your visit which will help us improve the website in the future.

If you would like to learn more about cookies and how to manage, control or delete them them, then we recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

Some third party services are occasionally used to improve the user experience on our website. A list of the current third party services that we use, and a link to their respective privacy policy pages, can be found below. When you navigate away from our websites via one of these services you will need to refer to the site specific privacy policies listed below:

Google Analytics - measuring and improving website usage
Google Maps - embedded mapping service
Vimeo.com - embedded video streaming service
Flash Player - embedded interactive service
Twitter.com - embedded micro-blogging service
Facebook – embedded social networking service

Managing Cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

User Interaction

In specific circumstances where you may wish to either send us information or request support or services we may need to collect further information from you. At these times it will be made explicit that you are interacting with our website in this way. Types of information may include:-
• Contact Details
• Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
• Other information relevant to surveys and/or stakeholder engagement.

The information collected could be used to:

• Improve our services to you.
• Undertake stakeholder engagement.
• Send information that you have requested to you.

However, we will not contact you unless you have specifically requested that we do so, and we will not share information about you to anyone outside the Sigma Trust without your consent unless the law or our internal policies allow us to do so.

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 any specific information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. 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 not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to follow up questions or issues you have submitted in relation to a stakeholder engagement process or service improvement.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at

Clacton County High School
Walton Road
Clacton-on-Sea
Essex
CO15 6DZ

Tel: 01255 424266
Fax: 01255 473174

We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.