Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Education Development Trust 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. This policy is effective from 14 March 2018.
Who are we?
Education Development Trust is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England and Wales. It is a ‘controller’ under the General Data Protection Regulation. Occasionally it will also act as a ‘processor’ and if we are acting as a processor then the controller will be listed below or provided to you orally or through email at the time of collection of the data
Will we share your information?
What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.
Business associates, clients, local authorities, charities; professional advisers; educators and examining bodies; current, past or prospective employers; family, associates and representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing; employment and recruitment agencies; financial organisations; credit reference agencies; debt collection and tracing agencies; suppliers and service providers; persons making an enquiry or complaint; other companies in the same group; central government; police forces, courts
For how long will we keep your information?
We will keep your information throughout the period of time that we work with you and for the duration of any project or association with us as part of which you provided the personal data, and for a period of six years from that point or until it is no longer necessary for us to hold the data.
What rights do you have?
You have a series of rights under the General Data Protection Regulation including the right to access a copy of the information we hold about you, to have data we hold erased, to restrict the use of your data, to object to marketing use of your data, the right to withdraw consent to our processing of your data, rights concerning the portability of your data. Further information on this issue can be obtained from our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]
Who can you complain to if you are unhappy about what we have done with your information?
If you are unhappy about how we are using your information then initially you should contact the Data Protection Officer and if your complain remains unresolved then you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, details available at www.ico.org.uk.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- name, location, job title and place of work
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to our services
Use of information
We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- internal record keeping
- transfer of data to third parties, for example under contracts with the website host or operator, or any government department or organisation for whom the website was designed, which may include a transfer outside of the EEA
- we may use the information to improve our products, materials and services.
- we may periodically send you updates about our research, news and services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
- from time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
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, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Information will not be held for longer than it is needed.
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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.
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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 while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected]
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required or entitled by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998, or subsequent amending, repealing or replacing legislation concerning data protection and the rights of data subjects, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation and any related legislation and statutory instruments. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to our head office address.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.