Brighton College is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This privacy statement is to help you understand how and why we collect your personal information and what we do with that information. It also explains the decisions that you can make about your own information.
It only relates to how we use information which is collected when you visit our website. For information about how the College uses personal information in other contexts please see our privacy notices which can be found here.
Personal information is information about you and/or your child from which you/your child can be identified. If information has been anonymised it is not personal information. For example, your name, contact details and payment details.
We collect and process the following personal information about you in connection with your use of our website:
We use information held about you in the following ways:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share this password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We may occasionally share your personal information:
We keep your information for as long as we need to in order to provide services to you and educate and look after your child. We will keep some information after your child has left the College, for example, so that we can find out what happened if you make a complaint.
In exceptional circumstances we may keep your information for a longer time than usual but we would only do so if we had a good reason and only if we are allowed to do so under data protection law.
The College has a Retention and Deletion Schedule that sets out how long we keep your personal information.
Where we have a contract with you we are allowed to use information about you where this is necessary so that we can carry out our obligations under that contract. We are also entitled to use your information in order to take steps you have requested prior to entering into the contract.
Unless this would be unfair to you, we have a legitimate interest in using your information in order to improve and maintain our website and make it available to you.
Occasionally, we may need to use your information in connection with legal disputes or where we have a legal obligation to share your information.
We may use your information to perform tasks in the public interest, such as facilitating the efficient operation of the College and ensuring that we comply with all of our legal obligations.
Data protection legislation gives you a number of rights regarding your information. Some of these are new rights whilst others build on your existing rights. Your rights are as follows:
This privacy statement is to explain how we use your personal information collected when you visit our website. The Bursar is the person responsible at the College for managing how we look after personal information and deciding how it is shared.
Please contact us if:
If you consider that we have not acted properly when using your personal information you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office - ico.org.uk.
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