The Bliss Charity School and the Local Authority are required under Data Protection legislation to comply with essential good practice in respect of the information collected here and to manage it securely. The individuals who are the subject of the information or who have parental / guardian responsibility are generally entitled to see the information and are encouraged to help keep the information up to date. This information will be used for educational, planning or managerial purposes.
Although data regulations are changing on 25 May 2018, our commitment to protecting your details will never change. We want you to know that we take privacy very seriously. We always manage your details responsibly, and take great care to keep them safe and secure.
We store and sometimes transfer your information to other authorities, so that we can operate effectively as a school and be able to positively implement our duty of care for the school community. Under data regulations we are lawfully able to do this to carry out tasks in the public interest and as part of our legal obligation.
We are being more transparent so that you know more about the personal information we hold. We have completed an information audit (to be located on our website shortly) so you can see this information. Further information in also included in our data protection policy and privacy notices.
You have rights under data protection regulations, and we would like you to know what they are:
- a right of access to a copy of the information comprised in your personal data. However we may consider applying an exemption to some information where our duties maybe potentially compromised.
- a right to object to processing that is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress;
- a right to prevent processing for direct marketing;
- a right to object to decisions being taken by automated means, unless we have an overriding legitimate reason to continue;
- a right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed.
- a right to claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Act.
If you would like to make any requests, think your data has been misused or it is not secure, you should contact us:
Data Protection Controller, the Headteacher, who may delegate their duty to other employees.
Data Protection Officer, Ruth Hawker, Plumsun Ltd www.plumsun.com
If you’re unhappy with our response or if you need any advice you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Telephone: 0303 123 1113