Dean Hole Church of England Primary respects you and your child's privacy when you use the Organisation's services and is committed complying with privacy legislation.
The information below is what is referred to as a 'Privacy Notice' which explain how the Organisation uses and protects your personal information.
Dean Hole Church of England Primary has a Data Protection Officer whose role it is to ensure that any personal information processed by the Organisation is processed fairly and lawfully (respecting your rights and ensuring we follow the law). If you have any concerns or questions regarding how we look after your personal information, please contact the Data Protection Officer on 01636 636219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We may need to use some information about you to:
There are a number of legal reasons why we need to collect and use personal data. Each privacy notice from the menu on the left explains for each service which legal reason is being used. Generally we collect and use personal information in the following circumstances:
Where we are using your consent to process your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact email@example.com so that your request can be dealt with.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is often records that can identify and relate to a living person. This
can also include information that when put together with other information can then identify
What are Special Categories of Information?
This is personal information that needs more protection due to its sensitivity. This
information is likely to include:
sexuality and sexual health
religious or philosophical beliefs
physical or mental health
trade union membership
How we limit the use of personal information
Where necessary Dean Hole Primary School processes personal data to deliver our services
effectively; but wherever possible, the data that we process will be anonymised,
pseudonymised or de-personalised. This means the information can no longer identify a
When using personal data for research purposes, the data will be
anonymised/pseudonymised to avoid the identification of a person, unless you have
agreed that your personal information can be used for the research project.
We do not sell personal data to any other organisation for the purposes of selling
The law provides you with a number of rights to control the processing of your personal
Your Privacy Rights
Restricting what your information is used for
You have the right to ask us to restrict what we use your personal data for where one of
the following applies:
erase the information
using your information has not yet been provided to you
When information is restricted it cannot be used other than to securely store the data, and
with your consent, to handle legal claims, protect others, or where it is for important public
interests of the UK.
Where restriction of use has been granted, we will inform you before the use of your
personal information is resumed.
You have the right to request that the Organisation stop using your personal information
for some services. However, if this request is approved this may cause delays or prevent
us delivering a service to you. Where possible we will seek to comply with your request,
but we may need to hold or use information in connection with one or more of the
Organisation’s legal functions.
Computer based decisions about you and if you are ‘profiled’
You have the right to object about decisions being made about you by automated means
(by a computer and not a human being), unless it is required for any contract you have
entered into, required by law, or you have consented to it. You also have the right to object
if you are being ‘profiled’. Profiling is where decisions are made about you based on
certain things in your personal information. If and when the Organisation uses your
personal information to profile you, you will be informed.
If you have concerns regarding automated decision making, or profiling, please contact the
Data Protection Officer who will be able to advise you about how your information is being
Sharing your information
Sharing Personal Information
We use a range of companies and partners to either store personal information or to
manage it for us. Where we have these arrangements there is always a contract,
memorandum of understanding or information sharing protocol in place to ensure that the
organisation complies with data protection law. We complete privacy impact assessments
before we share personal information to ensure their compliance with the law.
Sometimes we have a legal duty to provide information about people to other
organisations, e.g. Child Protection concerns or Court Orders.
We may also share your personal information when we feel there is a good reason that is
more important than protecting your confidentiality. This does not happen often, but we
may share your information:
to protect a child.
The law does not allow us to share your information without your permission, unless there
is proof that someone is at risk or it is required by law.
This risk must be serious before we can go against your right to confidentiality. When we
are worried about physical safety or we feel that we need to take action to protect
someone from being harmed in other ways, we will discuss this with you and, if possible,
get your permission to tell others about your situation.
We may still share your information if we believe the risk to others is serious enough to do
There may also be rare occasions when the risk to others is so great that we need to
share information straight away. If this is the case, we will make sure that we record what
information we share and our reasons for doing so. We will let you know what we have
done and why as soon as or if we think it is safe to do so.
Protecting your information
Protecting your information
We will do what we can to make sure we hold personal records (on paper and
electronically) in a secure way, and we will only make them available to those who have a
right to see them. Our security includes:
knowledge (such as a password). This is done with a secret code or cypher. The
hidden information is said to be encrypted.
only we can see it. This means that someone outside of ECC could work on your
information for us without ever knowing it was yours.
allowed to view your personal information from getting access to it.
and how and when to report when something goes wrong.
systems not work, including how we manage your information in event of an
emergency or disaster.
the latest security updates (commonly called patches).
View our policy on information security
If your information leaves the country
Sometimes, for example where we receive a request to transfer Organisation records to a
new Organisation, it is necessary to send that information outside of the UK. In such
circumstances additional protection will be applied to that data during its transfer, and
where the receiving country does not have an adequacy decision from the European
Commission, advice will be sought from the Information Commissioners Office prior to the
data being sent.
For each reason why we use your personal information there is often a legal reason for
why we need to keep it for a period of time. We try to capture all of these and detail them
in what’s called a ‘retention schedule’. This schedule lists for each service how long your
information may be kept for.
See the Retention Schedule on the GDPR page
Retention of Information
Our retention schedule lists how long your information may be kept for different purposes. Please click here
You can contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01636 636219
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can
contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate
Alternatively, visit ico.org.uk or email email@example.com.
Cookies and Website
Cookies & how you use this website
To make this website easier to use, we sometimes place small text files on your device (for example your iPad or laptop). These are known as ‘cookies’. Most big websites do this too.
They improve things by:
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these files as you wish.
To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org or watch a video about cookies.
Other people’s cookies
We sometimes use videos from YouTube and feeds from other websites such as Facebook and Twitter. These websites place cookies on your device when watching or viewing these pages.
Below are links to their cookie policies:
Turning off cookies
You can stop cookies being downloaded on to your computer or other device by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this, however, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
There is more information about how to delete or stop using cookies on AboutCookies.org. If you wish, you can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics.
Further guidance on the use of personal information can be found at ico.org.uk