Web Privacy and Cookie Policy

Introduction

  1. We (St. Mary’s Catholic Academy) are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
  2. We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website. / By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Collecting Personal Information

  1. We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
    1. information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
    2. information that you provide when completing our Sixth Form online application form on our website (including your name, date of birth, address, telephone numbers, health and special needs, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details)
    3. information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services (including the timing, frequency and pattern of service use)
    4. information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and meta data associated with the communication)
    5. any other personal information that you choose to send to us
  2. Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

Using Personal Information

  1. Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
  2. We may use your personal information to:
    1. send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
    2. deal with enquiries made by you relating to our website;
    3. keep our website secure and prevent fraud;
    4. verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website.
  3. We will not supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.

Disclosing Personal Information

  1. We may disclose your personal information:
    1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
    2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
    3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  2. Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

Retaining Personal Information

  1. Personal information that we process for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
  2. Without prejudice to Section 5a, we will usually delete personal data falling within the categories set out below at the date/time set out below:
    1. Personal information submitted through the Online Sixth Form Application Form will be deleted as soon as the applicant expresses their intent not to continue their application to St. Mary’s Catholic Academy Sixth Form.
    2. Other applicant information will be retained for up to 12 months or up to the start of the next academic year at which point unsuccessful applicant information will be deleted.
    3. Successful applicant personal information will be added to the School Information Management System as per St Mary’s Privacy Notice - How we use your information.

Security of your personal information

  1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
  2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers.
  3. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the Internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.

Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

Third Party Websites

  1. Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
  2. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

Updating Information

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Cookies

What are cookies?
 
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
 
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, St. Mary's Catholic Academy) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
 
Why do we use cookies?
 
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
 
Below is a list of the third party providers that use cookies served through our Websites:
 
Spiceworks:  Cookies provided by Spiceworks allow for users to contact us and log helpdesk tickets.  The cookies will allow for quality of service and allow the continuation of use when logging into Spiceworks.
 
Google Analytics: Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. user) interactions on Google Analytics customers’ websites. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie. Google Privacy Policy
 
Cloudflare: Cloudflare hosts our website and their cookies are strictly necessary to provide the services required . Cloudflare cookies
 
Loom: Loom cookies are used to track viewers of the Loom videos we use on our website.
 
UCAS: UCAS cookies record the use of the UCAS App on our Sixth Form page.
 
 
 
 

St Mary's Catholic Academy

St. Walburga's Road
Blackpool, FY3 7EQ

01253 396286

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Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust

St. Walburga's Road
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01253 396286

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