Schools Together is owned and managed by the Independent Schools Council (‘ISC’).
ISC 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 20 June 2015.
What we collect
We may ask you for the following information if you register to upload data to this website or if you contact us via this website:
- full name
- email address
- details of the school or community group that you work for; establishment name, address, website, contact name, telephone number and email address, partner type, description
- details of your partner schools or partner community groups; establishment name, address, website, contact name, telephone number and email address, partner type, description
- details of your projects; title, category, summary, images, video links, aims, background, resources, impact, pupil involvement and ages, frequency and duration, project dates
- search requests
- details of your enquiry
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to populate this website with partnership data, to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- to respond to enquiries and requests
- to populate content on partners and projects on the website
- to contact you regarding content for case studies
- internal record keeping and administration
- we may pass your details to selected schools if you give us permission to do so
- we may use the information to improve our products and services, including this website
- we may use the information for statistical analysis
How we process and store this information
- Data submitted for the purpose of registering for this website is processed by remote web servers and stored in databases in a secure UK data centre. This information is deleted when a member's account is removed from the system.
- Data submitted for the purpose of finding a partner is processed by remote web servers and sent via email to members of staff at ISC, the data is not stored.
- Data submitted for the purpose of performing a search is processed by remote web servers to obtain matching results, the data is not stored.
- Data submitted for the purpose of providing content for projects and partners is processed by remote web servers and stored in databases in a secure UK data centre. This information is displayed on this website. Project information can be expired and removed from this website at any time. Expired project data and relating partner data will remain archived offline, in secure databases. Project data and partner data can be deleted by ISC staff if required.
If you wish to photograph pupils for official school use, you should ensure that pupils (and/ or parents) are comfortable with the photography and are aware of the contexts in which such photographs could be used. Please seek legal advice, on the use of images of children.
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.
How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when this website collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about visitors to this website, and those who log in to this website.
When someone visits this website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting this website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
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How to control cookies
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings, typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following link may be helpful: http://www.aboutcookies.org/legal-notices/cookies/
If you disable cookies you will not be able to use all the interactive features of our website.
Cookies used on our website
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Controlling your personal information
If you have previously consented to Schools Together contacting you, you may change your mind at any time by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools Together works with trusted companies which help us to manage our databases. Should you require more specific information, please email: email@example.com. We do not pass personal information onto any other third parties except where permission has been given or where we are required to do so by law.
Independent Schools Council is registered as a data controller, with the Information Commissioner's Office. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: ISC, Legal Team, First Floor, 27 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9BU or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A fee of £10 will be payable. 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 any information found to be incorrect.