PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION
The Ascend Learning Trust takes data protection and our obligations with regard to data protection seriously.
The Academy Trust is a Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (together “Data Protection Law”) and is registered with Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”). This section of the website provides information on how the Academy uses (“processes”) personal data about individuals (together “data subjects”). The Academy Trust Compliance Officer acts as the Academy’s Data Protection Officer and is available to contact on any Data Protection issue by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
This section of the website is intended to be read in conjunction with other relevant Academy and Academy Trust policies including (but not limited to):
•Taking, Storing and Using Images of Children Policy
•Data Retention Policy
•Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies
•Health and Safety Policy
•IT, Bring Your Own Device and Acceptable Use Policies
Personal data is data relating to a living individual who can be identified from that information or from that data and other information in the Academy’s possession (for example: name, address, telephone number, staff number). It can also include expressions of opinions about an individual. Sensitive or special category personal data relates to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life, criminal convictions. Personal data concerning disability is sensitive data.
In order to carry out its ordinary duties to staff, pupils and parents, the Academy needs to process a wide range of personal data about individuals (including current, past and prospective staff, pupils or parents) as part of its daily operations. Dependent on the nature of the Academy’s relationship with the data subject, there will be different reasons and purposes for the school processing your personal data, the types of data held, how the data is collected, the legal basis for processing the data, who has access to the data, who the data is shared with, the retention period for that data, and the specific subject rights with regard to that data.
For ease of reference and understanding, the Academy Trust has produced different Privacy Notices for the different categories of individuals it deals with. These can be accessed in the Related Resources box.
YOUR RIGHTS AND CONTACT DETAILS
All data subjects have certain rights under Data Protection Law, including a right to be given access to data held about them by a data controller. Other rights will be dependent on the nature of the information given and are more fully explained in the privacy notices below.
If you have any concerns about the Academy’s handling of your personal data, please contact the Academy Trust’s Data Protection Officer (email@example.com). You can also find details of your rights under Data Protection Law at: www.ico.org.uk.
All of our policies can be accessed on the Ascend Learning Trust website:
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