All information submitted to the Schools in Kent website is made publicly available.
“Schools in Kent” 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 this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
“Schools in Kent” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/03/2020.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
your name and the name of school
contact information including email address, telephone number, website address, social networking details.
demographic information such as street address, town, county, post code, country
the school description you provide us
any other information you provide to us
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
To publically display in our school directory and other social media websites
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone.
We may occasionally contact you by email, phone to offer you special offers, upgrade options and enhanced listings.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure if you no longer want your details made publically available we have put in place suitable managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
We also sometimes use 3rd party cookies from advertisers and specifically from the Google AdSense program. Most web browsers automatically accept these cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please consult the instructions in your web browser to find out how to control cookies.
Third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on our website. Please consult the instructions in your web browser to find out how to control this behaviour
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
We also use 3rd party tracking systems to monitor visitor behaviour, the primary systems we use are google analytics, please view the privacy policies of that company if you have any concerns.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Importnat note – You must ONLY add imagery to our site that you have full permission to use.
This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Schools in Kent the owner and provider of this Web Site.This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems therein.
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Schools in Kent may set and access first-party Cookies on your computer. Cookies that may be placed on your computer are detailed in Schedule 1 to this Policy.These Cookies are integral to the services provided by the Web Site to you.
You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser.By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling Cookies may prevent you from using the full range of Services available on the Web Site.
You may delete Cookies, however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Web Site more quickly.
The Web Site uses the third-party Cookies. These Cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Web Site to you and may be blocked at your choosing via your internet browser’s privacy settings. Please ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your browser if you are unsure as to how to adjust your privacy settings. part of a sale of our assets or a merger of our company: We may in the future sell all or part of our assets or be involved in a merger. It is customary for user information to be included with the transferred assets in these types of transactions. However, we will take steps to assure that any personal information is used in a manner consistent with the terms under which it was collected
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Links to other websites
Our website contains 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 that other website. 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 company or personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your company or personal information in the following ways:
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal or company information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@SchoolsinKent.co.uk.
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 the above address. We will promptly correct or delete any information found to be incorrect.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Protecting your privacy
At Schools in Kent, we’re committed to protecting your privacy and creating the controls you need to feel confident sharing with your neighbours. To reflect the new standards established by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we’ve made updates and improvements to our service.
Rights under GDPR.
The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation expands your existing set of rights regarding your personal data. These include the ability to withdraw your consent, the right to correction, and the right to be forgotten.
We made it easier to edit or delete your information on Schools in Kent. Simply emails us and we will respond within 24hrs.
Controlling your settings
You’re in control of your information on Schools in Kent and can modify your preferences at any time by contacting us.
Why we collect your data
We store contact details of companies who are registered on our database. This information appears in business listings on Schools in Kent website for the purpose of enabling visitors to our websites to get in touch with you directly.
How we collect your data
We do this in a number of ways, including when you share your information with us to create an account and add a school listing to our directories.
We treat your data with the utmost care and take appropriate steps to protect it.
Some of the information you have provided may contain personal information (e.g. your home postal or email address). You can check what information we hold on your company and make any updates by contacting us.
When we’ll share your data
Information that you submit when adding a business listing use is made publically available on our websites for the reason mentioned above.
As part of a sale of our assets or a merger of our company: We may in the future sell all or part of our assets or be involved in a merger. It is customary for user information to be included with the transferred assets in these types of transactions. However, we will take steps to assure that any personal information is used in a manner consistent with the terms under which it was collected.
You have certain rights, which include:
the right to obtain access to your personal data (what personal data of yours we holds)
the right to request the deletion or removal of personal data where we are not otherwise entitled to retain and process such data and there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
the right to restrict or suppress the processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. Further information is available upon request
the right to withdraw consent at any time, where relevant
the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (the Information Commissioner’s Office).
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us for details of how an application may be made.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will endevour to correct or delete any information found to be incorrect.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Directory listing deletions are free of charge at all times.
We may also need to contact you for clarification of the information you are requesting, and to agree how to send your personal data to you.
After we have received your request, and proof or your identity, the process to provide you with information can take up to 1 week