Last updated: (28 May 2018)
Learning Services (part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council) ("us", "we", or "our") operates the Virtual School for Children in Care website (the "Site"). We are the data controller for the personal information we hold about you in relation to this site. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
Here at Learning Services we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to advertise our services within the means of the law. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
We receive, collect and store any personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you that you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name ("Personal Information").
In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.
Under data protection legislation you have the right to:
Ask to see the information we hold about you.
Ask what is being done with the information we hold about you.
Ask to have some of the data we hold about you deleted.
Ask us to review a decision made about you by a computer, and ask for a new decision to be made by a person.
Ask us to stop processing the data we hold about you
Ask us to make changes to data about you that you believe is inaccurate.
Ask us to restrict or limit what we do with your data, for example if you believe the data we hold is inaccurate, or if you believe the processing in unlawful.
ask us to prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
In some circumstances you can ask us to help you move your information to another organisation.
You can object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
object to decisions being taken by automated means
In certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
You have a right to seek redress, either through the ICO, or through the courts
If you have a concern or complaint about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").
This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
If you sign up for any of our Learning Service newsletters, which is administered through Granicus some of your information, including your email address, IP address and certain information about the links you click within the emails we send you will be saved on a Granicus server. Neither we nor Granicus will ever sell your email address or share it with any other party, unless we are legally compelled to do so. If you contact Granicus directly regarding your subscription to our newsletter, Granicus may contact you directly; otherwise, Granicus will never contact you. Only authorized Granicus employees have access to our subscriber list. You are always free to unsubscribe from any of our newsletters, but as long as you are listed as a subscriber with us we may use Granicus to send you information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
You are responsible for your account security, password and any activities on it. We are not responsible for anything that may happen if you do not protect your password or account.
Storage of Your Data
Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to advertise our services to you. Your log data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
If you wish to contact us in relation to any of your information rights, please contact the Information Rights Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or Information Rights Team, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH or you can complete the online form on the City Council's website: http://feedback.stoke.gov.uk/RespondCustomer/MainMenu.aspx
Alternatively the Information Rights Team can be contacted on the following numbers 01782 233732 or 235965.
If you wish to complain about how your personal information has been handled by Stoke-on-Trent City Council then please contact the Information Rights Team in the first instance using the details above. If you are not satisfied you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303 123 1113 or you can visit their website at ico.org.uk.