Ormiston Academies Trust considers the privacy of your data carefully and seriously. This notice describes how Ormiston Academies Trust 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 Ormiston Academies Trust does not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.
This privacy notice sets out how Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) and its academies, and The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT) use and protect any information that you provide when you use an OAT website.*
OAT 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 OAT academy website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Our OAT websites contain links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to OAT websites, so when you navigate to other websites you should read their own privacy notices.
We may collect the following information:
We may collect information from you whenever you contact us or have any involvement with us, for example when you:
We collect information from you when you give it to us directly: you may provide your details when you ask us for information, attend our events or contact us for any other reason. Your information may be collected by an organisation we are working with, but we are still responsible for your information.
We require this information in order to process your enquiry via a contact form (if the OAT 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.
Where data can be aggregated (and anonymised), we may use this for research purposes without restriction.
For example, we may monitor customer traffic patterns, Site and Services usage and related information in order to optimise users’ usage of the Site and Services and we may give aggregated statistics to a reputable third-party.
We are entitled to do this because the resulting data will not personal identify you and will therefore no longer constitute personal data for the purposes of data protection laws.
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.
The use of your information for the purposes set out above is lawful because one or more of the following applies:
If you want to contact us about your marketing preferences please contact us using the details set out below.
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:
Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.
When visiting an OAT 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 the 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.
Facebook and Instagram
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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 11 May 2018.
You have the right to request details of the processing activities that we carry out with your personal information through making a subject access request. Such requests have to be made in writing. More details about how to make a request, and the procedure to be followed, can be found in our Data Protection Policy. To make a request, please contact us using the details below.
You also have the following rights:
All of these rights are subject to certain safeguards and limits or exemptions, further details of which can be found in our Data Protection Policy. To exercise any of these rights, you should contact our data protection officer at the below address.
If you are not happy with the way in which we have processed or dealt with your information, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further details about how to complain can be found at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint.
You have the right to:
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 OAT/academy 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).
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy notice or about the information we hold about you:
Tel: 0121 262 4725
Post: Unit G.05B, Assay Studios, 141 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1SF
* Applies to the following websites: OAT academy websites, OAT corporate, OATNet, The OAKS (Ormiston and Keele SCITT), OAT Conference, OAT Careers, OAT TV, OAT Student Voice, Liberty Chain, Bostin’ Fittle.