Website Privacy Policy

Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School respects your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU -2016/679). We, as a 'data controller' with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO - Reg. No. Z731771X), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, ensure that your personal data is processed fairly and kept securely.

ICO Registration number:  Z731771X
Date first registered: 24 Jan 2003
Registration expiry date: 23 Jan 2019

Data Protection Officer: School Business Manager


This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

In order to register and use our services, including those on our website, you may need to provide us with some personal data. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to perform a task in the public interest or for an official function, the information will be held for no longer than is necessary.

We collect certain information or data about you when you use Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School's website, such as 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.

For example, we collect:

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School's website
  • your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to our email alerts, and how you use our emails - for example whether you open them and which links you click on
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques

Access to your personal data is limited to employees, contractors and other third parties who provide a service on our behalf. They will only process your personal data on our instruction and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

This data can be viewed by authorised people in Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School and our suppliers, to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • gather feedback to improve our services, for example our email alerts
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
  • send email alerts to users who request them
  • allow you to access school services and make transactions
  • provide you with information about school services if you want it

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being lost, used or accessed in an un-authorised way, altered or disclosed inappropriately. We have procedures to deal with any suspected breach of the rules about personal data and will notify you and the regulator of a breach where we are required to do so.


Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure servers in the European Economic Area (EEA) and in the U.S.

Data held in the U.S. as part of the hosting service provided by SquareSpace, is protected by the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and details for SquareSpace's certification can be found here.

When you use our website, you agree to your data being stored in this way. Some of our suppliers are based outside the EEA. We have strict controls over how and why your data can be accessed. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.


When you sign up to our email alerts

As a subscriber to our email alerts, we may contact you from time to time to ask for your feedback on how to improve our email alert service. As a data processor we will use your information to send you email alerts if you request them.


Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.


Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements. This includes exchanging information with other local authority and government departments for legal reasons.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.


Links to other websites

Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School's website contains links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School's website, and doesn’t cover other services and transactions that we link to. These services, have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to Our Website from another website

If you come to Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School's website from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We don’t use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

If you require more information about the Department for Education (DfE) store and use your personal data please visit


Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect.

If you’ve signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe or change your settings at any time.


How to Contact us

Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you.

The information on this page should be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of this website


Changes to our privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and will update this page accordingly. This privacy policy was last updated on 24 May 2018.


This policy is based upon information published on the GOV.UK website and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL). Details can be found at