Privacy and Cookies

At Lower Park School we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.

This Privacy Policy, together with our data protection policy and terms of use, provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we may collect from you.

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

[For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 our data controller is headteacher Ian Coulson.]



In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

1.1      Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web logs and other communication data.

1.2      Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you registered for information or make a purchase.

1.3      Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.



On occasion, we may gather information to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website.

Such information will not identify you personally it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

Where a cookie is used, it is downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the content that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.

Third party websites, including Social Media sites, who have supplied content for this website, or any advertisers, may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded when you access their websites.

More details on cookies and those used on this website can be found here.



The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

3.1      To provide you with information requested from us, relating to our school or selected external sources.

3.2      To provide information on other websites, which we feel may be of interest to you, where you have consented to receive such information.

3.3      To meet our contractual commitments to you.

3.4      To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.

3.4      To notify you about any essential school information, such as cancellations of clubs or activities or school closure in the same manner as might be used with our Text2Parents service.

3.5      Please be advised that we do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to third parties but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.



4.1      Data that is provided to us is stored on East Cheshire or school secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into on our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.

4.2      The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.



5.1      Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our school staff.

5.2      Where we are legally required to disclose your information.

5.3      To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.



You mind find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them. Any link to an external website should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or the site's owners or their content, products or services.



The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10 which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us by email



If you have any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please contact the webmaster by email.

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