Governors for Schools – Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give when using this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. 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.

We collect certain information or data about you when you use www.governorsforschools.org.uk.

This includes:

  • Questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your e-mail address if you send an e-mail to info@governorsforschools.org.uk
  • Personal details including your name, email address and telephone number
  • information such as address and postcode
  • Your occupation, employment status and employer
  • Qualifications and experience

This allows us to:

  • Respond to any feedback you send us, if you have asked us to
  • Provide you with information relevant to our service
  • Match you with a school or college, to enable you to become a Governor or Trustee
  • Fill vacancies identified by schools or colleges
  • Provide an overview of the service we provide to Businesses, Schools and other volunteers to expand our network.

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, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Time Period

We will store your data for 4 years, as this is the term of a school governor. At the end of this term of office we will ask you whether you would like to remain active on our database.

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 cookies help analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application 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. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical and analysis purposes.

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 fully 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.

Controlling your personal information

Governors for Schools holds your personal data to share with schools, local authorities, academy trusts and colleges. We also share data in summary form, with either your employer or university if you include their details in your application form. This is to enable us to better promote and report on our service. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third party without your consent.

If you believe we are holding incorrect or incomplete information on you please write or e-mail us and we will correct any incorrect information. Similarly, should you have a personal data request, please contact us so that we can reply in a timely fashion.

Please use the email address info@governorsforschools.org.uk or telephone number 020 7354 9805.