THE LORETTONIAN SOCIETY PRIVACY COOKIE AND RETENTION POLICY
Last Updated: March 2022
Thank you for visiting the Lorettonian Society.
Your privacy is important to us. This Policy is where we explain to you what personal information is collected when you visit our site, how it is collected, how we may use that information, where we store it, how long we store it for, and how we protect it. We will also explain your rights in relation to your personal information.
For convenience, we have divided our data protection policies into three separate parts:
- Our Retention Policy explains how long we may hold onto your personal information.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
in the first instance or the ICO Registered data manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
or, if you prefer to call or write to us, then you can find our contact details at the bottom of this page.
WHO WE ARE
and any other services that we may provide to you through our site (we’ll just call these “our services” for short).
Because we are a Society located in Scotland the personal information that you give us or that we collect from you will be held under Scottish data protection legislation (but we’ll just refer to this as “the legislation”). The legislation requires that we tell you that we are a data controller for your personal information or, in other words, we determine the purposes for which and the manner in which any of your personal information are, or are to be, processed by us.
How you consent to us collecting your personal information
We don’t collect personal information of visitors to our site unless you are an OL who has logged on and is updating their own data.
Caveat: Even if you do not logon there is still some information that we may automatically collect about you – this normally isn’t personal information but rather technical information sent by your device and used to connect your computer, tablet, or mobile device to the Internet, including your browser type and version, the time when you visit our site, your time zone setting, certain browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. This type of information is sent by you to our site automatically and it isn’t something that we can prevent. We only use this information to administer our site including troubleshooting, load testing, traffic throughput, data analysis, performance testing, and for anonymised research and statistics purposes that we only use internally. We will only hold your personal information as detailed in our Retention Policy.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
If you consent to us collecting your personal information then we may process the following data about you:
Information you give to us:
You may give us personal information about you by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you may provide to us when you register to use our site, search our site and when you report a problem with our site.
The information you give us may include: your name, address, E-mail address and phone number.
Information we collect about you:
When you visit our site we may collect information about you, including which pages you have visited (including date and time) which services and pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, files downloaded, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from a page.
The purpose of this information is to allow us to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, improving our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, and as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.
Information you may pass to third-parties outside our control:
On many of the pages on our site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable you to share or bookmark pages on our site. These include buttons for: Facebook and LinkedIn or other social media applications. In order for us to implement these buttons on our site and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts that are executed from domains owned by third-parties and outside of our control. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the Internet, including on our site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting our site, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button but are already or automatically logged into their services, like Google and Facebook.
We recommend that you check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your personal information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such personal information.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you give us your personal information then we may use it to:
- Carry out our obligations from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with information that you request from us.
- Provide you with information about our Society or the School.
- Ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
If you provide us with your e-mail, telephone or mobile number then we may contact you by these electronic means (e-mail or SMS). However, we will not use your personal information for marketing purposes without your express consent.
If you do not wish to receive any information by electronic means then please get in touch with us.
If you opt-in to receive information about us then, depending on what personal information we hold about you, we may decide to contact you via: - E-mail, telephone, SMS or post.
You may opt-in to receive general Society information or we may ask you to opt-in on a case by case basis.
We will do our best to let you know what method or methods of communication we will use. Don’t forget, you can always opt-out from receiving communications from us after you have opted-in or you can tell us that you only want to receive communications in a particular manner, or about a particular element of the Society. Depending on the type of event we might give you the ability to select how you would like to be contacted but this might not always be possible due to technical issues.
The purpose of opting into receiving communications from us is to help us better understand you, engage with you, share details about the Society, and to assist us in providing the types of communications that you wish to receive from us. We will not knowingly sell your personal information for marketing purposes or pass your personal information to third parties.
If you are receiving communications from us in error or you have opted-out then please get in touch with us and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We do not share your personal information with anyone.
Please remember that our Cookies Policy covers matters such as using your personal information for analytics purposes.
In some cases we may disclose information about you with select third-parties:
- Debt collection agencies where you have breached a condition of any contract entered between us and you.
- If all or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by us about you may be one of the transferred assets.
- If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce any agreements with you, or to protect our rights, property, or safety of our pupils, our employees, or others.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The personal information that we collect from you will be stored within the United Kingdom. We will not knowingly transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area. Where it may be necessary for us to transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area we will get in touch with you and seek your consent. All personal information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted from our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We apply a ‘Privacy by Design’ approach to protecting your personal information in order to promote privacy and data protection compliance from the start.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information or to restrict the purposes for which we may process your personal information. However, if you have an account with us on our site and you withdraw your consent then we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to certain parts of our site.
You can exercise your right to prevent processing of your personal information at any time by contacting us. If you consented to us collecting and/or processing your personal information but you change your mind then you can get in touch with us about erasing the personal information we hold about you.
Please be aware that, even if we receive a request from you to delete your personal information, it may be that we cannot entirely remove all of your personal information. This is usually because we have a legitimate interest to hold onto some of that personal information, for example, if you have an ongoing contract with us, there are outstanding payments due by you to us, the personal information relates to a third-party, or we have a legal obligation to retain some or all of your personal information – but we’ll let you know.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The legislation gives you the right to access a copy of the personal information that we hold about you.
In order to request a copy you need to submit a request – details on how to get in touch can be found at the bottom of this page. However, please remember that certain types of data cannot be disclosed to you as part of your request. For example, we cannot disclose information to you which identifies another individual or information that may be subject to legal professional privilege. In many cases we may be required to redact some of the documentation that you receive in order to comply with the legislation.
Additionally, we can’t just release your personal information to anyone. We can only release your personal information to you or an authorised third party who can demonstrate that you consented to have your personal information released – this is a legal requirement. Therefore, it is important for us to ensure that we confirm your identity before we can release any personal information.
If you send us a request to provide you with a copy of your personal information then we may ask you to provide some identification. We may ask you to provide a copy of your current and valid passport and/or driving licence plus a utility bill (that is no more than 3 months old) and has your current address. We may also ask you to visit Loretto School or obtain a solicitors or notary publics’ confirmation of your identification.
All of this might sound very onerous but please understand that we have an obligation to protect your personal information and we need to be certain that it is being released to the right person.
WHAT IF I DO NOT CONSENT OR WITHDRAW CONSENT?
If you do not consent to us collecting your personal information then we cannot guarantee the full functionality of our site and cannot be held responsible or liable to you for any reduction or restriction in access to our site or any of our other services.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the sites of our partners and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these sites, please note that these sites have their own privacy and cookie policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these sites.
HOW LONG WILL YOU HOLD ONTO MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You can find details on how long we may hold onto your personal information on our Retention Policy.
What is a cookie?
There are various technologies used to collect information that helps to improve your online experience. We refer to these technologies which include cookies, collectively as “cookies
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device. Cookies are widely used throughout the Internet in order to make sites or other online services work or to be better or more efficient. They can do this because sites and other online services can read and write to the cookies stored on your device, enabling them to recognise you and remember important information that will make your use of them more convenient, for example, by remembering your preferences, username, or showing you pages that you seemed to have a particular interest in.
We only use Google Analytical cookies which are performance cookies. The cookies used by Google Analytics are used to collect information about how you use our site. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. The cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to our site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages that they visited.
You can read more about Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding your data at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
If you would like more information about cookies and how you can manage the settings on your computer, you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
COOKIES WE USE
||Purpose and Content
|Type Analytics/performance cookie
Purpose Used to distinguish users and sessions when they connect to the website
Content Randomly generated number
HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. You may also delete any cookies stored on your computer at any time.
You can find out more about changing cookie settings on your computer by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
HOW LONG IS COOKIE INFORMATION STORED?
Different cookies may be stored for different periods of time. In many cases these cookies are updated automatically each time you visit our site or may expire and be deleted by your computer automatically. It is important to understand that when a cookie is placed on your computer it will reside on your hard drive until it expires and is deleted or it may reside on your hard drive until you manually delete it – this entirely depends on your individual browser settings and we do not have control over this.
The duration of each cookie that we may place on your computer is shown in the above table.
Please remember that you can delete or change the way in which you store cookies on your computer at any time.
The purpose of the Retention Policy is to explain what personal information we may collect about you when you visit our site or interact with our online services, the purpose of that collection, and how long we store that personal information for.
Our Retention Policy is broadly divided into two sections:
- Our website; and
Depending on how you interact with our site and our services we may collect different types of personal information about you. The duration that we retain that personal information will vary depending on how you interact with us.
The types of personal information that we collect, its purpose, and retention period is detailed in the tables below.
If you are an alumni then this Retention Policy will apply alongside our additional privacy policies. These other policies would have been brought to your attention separately, however, if you are unsure then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
This table details the personal information and we may collect about you on our site located at www.loretto.com.
| Type of Personal Information
||Length of session
||Keep in touch with the Society
||Until consent is retracted
||Networking purposes for Society members
||Until consent is retracted
By entering your information into Business Connect, you are giving your consent for it to be viewed and used by other OLs for the purposes of the application. You can remove your details at any time yourself or by contacting the Database Administrator on email@example.com
This platform should not be used for the purpose of obtaining data in order to pass it on to third parties, without the express consent of the data owner. It should not be used for the purpose of selling or promoting goods, or business services at the initial point of contact, or without the consent of the other party. Any breaches of the above guidelines may result in the removal of your details on the site.
MARKETING AND OTHER COMMUNICATION
We do not use any of the personal information collected from our site or that you may pass to us by filling in forms on our site for any marketing purposes. If you have requested that we get in touch with you then we will only use your personal information to assist us in answering your query.
CHANGES TO OUR RETENTION POLICY
We may need to change this Retention Policy if it’s necessary for legal reasons or to reflect changes to our site and services or the purposes for which we may wish to collect and process your personal information. In any case, the provisions of this Retention Policy may be changed without prejudice to your rights. When we change our Retention Policy we will make the updated Retention Policy available on our site and we will also update the “Last Updated” date.
Once we change our Retention Policy, we will use our reasonable efforts to inform you. This may include asking you to agree to the updated Retention Policy before we process further information about you or it may require us to suspend access to parts of our site until you agree to the updated Retention Policy – we will only restrict access to parts of our site where we deem it is necessary for us to collect or process personal information about you. [
If you have an account on our site then we may reset your login and seek new consent if there is a change in the purpose or duration that we retain your personal information.
You’re welcome to contact us if you have questions about the changes.
If you are not satisfied with the way that we have handled any of your requests or queries relating to our use of your personal data then you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk. The Information Commissioner’s Office is the statutory body responsible for overseeing data protection legislation and law in the United Kingdom.