Welcome to Swakeleys School for Girls

Privacy statement
This privacy policy sets out how Swakeleys School for Girls, Clifton Gardens, Hillingdon, UB10 0EJ uses and protects any information that you give to us when you use this website or contact us via phone, email or in person. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy and will only be used for the purposes for which you consent. We 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.

What we collect and what we do with the information we gather?
We may collect the following information.
• Your IP address and other data associated with your computer or device;
• Information on which pages your computer or device visits and how long you spend on a page
• Information on which search terms you may have used in a search engine to get to the site or what other route you took to get here.
This information is held in an anonymised form (ie we don’t know who you are, only that you visited and interacted with the site). We use this information in Google Analytics to understand how the site is performing and to try to keep improving it.

If you send us an email we may collect a maximum of the following:
• Your name
• Your email
• Your phone numbers
• Company Name
• Address
• The purpose of your enquiry
We use this information to respond to your enquiry. It will only be used for that purpose unless you also give us permission to stay in contact for a specific reason.

Who will your information be shared with?
Your personal data will not be sold or shared with any third parties. We will use the information within Swakeleys School for Girls for the purpose it was intended – e.g. to respond to your enquiry. The information will be shared with the minimum amount of people necessary. Your personal data may be shared if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use on this website and other agreements.

How long will we retain your information?
We will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary and all personal data will then be deleted.

Security
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 and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Enquiry information is not stored on our website. When you send us an email, the information is emailed directly to us and is not recorded on the website.

How we use cookies
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 and 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 to help us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our site. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. 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. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain 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 they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How do you access your data?
You have the right to access information held about you. If you would like to know what data is held about you, or if you would like to amend or delete any information held about you, please send an email to office@swakeleys.org.uk

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