PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks by Royal Hospital School. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at reception@royalhospitalschool.org. Please note that all data thus captured will be used and held in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information Collected

We collect information from visitors to this website through the use of email hyperlinks. We also collect your details when you email us with an enquiry.

In addition to the above, we collect information automatically about your visit to our website. Please see our cookies section for more details.

Use of personal information

We process personal information collected via this website for the purposes of providing information about products and services, providing and personalising our services, and dealing with your enquiries and requests.

Data capture information

We will send you information according to the preferences you submitted when you email us. If you would like to change these preferences at any point, please email us at reception@royalhospitalschool.org or call us on +44 (0) 1473 326200. Alternatively you can also write to us at Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX.

Marketing

Please note that we will never use the information you have provided us with for marketing purposes, nor will it be passed to any third parties for marketing purposes.

Disclosures

We will not share your data with third parties unless we are obliged to disclose personal data by law, or the disclosure is 'necessary' for purposes of national security, taxation and criminal investigation, or we have your consent.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Subject access requests

You have the right to see what personal data we hold about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX.

Internet-based transfers

Given that the internet is a global environment, using it to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. This means for instance that data you pass to us may be processed outside the European Economic Area, although the data will always be held securely and in line with the requirements of UK data protection legislation. By communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Find out more about cookies on www.allaboutcookies.org.

We use cookies to identify you when you visit this website and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile.

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look at the instruction on www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note however that turning off cookies will restrict your use of our website.

We use suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. Our website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

We use the following cookies on our site:

Cookie

DescriptionDefault expiration time?Who owns this data?Is this a 1st party or 3rd party cookie?
_ga
Used to distinguish users2 years
Google
1st
_gidUsed to distinguish users24 hoursGoogle1st
_gatUsed to throttle request rate1 minGoogle1st
AMP_TOKENContains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.30 seconds to 1 yearGoogle1st
_gac_Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and Adwords accounts, Adwords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt out. Learn more.90 daysGoogle1st
__utmaUsed to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set/updateGoogle1st
__utmtUsed to throttle request rate10 minutesGoogle1st
__utmbUsed to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library execute and no existing __utmb cookie exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.30 minutes from set/updateGoogle1st
__utmcNot used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjuction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.End of browser sessionGoogle1st
__utmzStores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.6 months from set/updateGoogle1st
__utmvUsed to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.2 years from set/updateGoogle1st
_atvcRandomly generated URL token added to social sharing widget.2 yearsGoogle1st
_atuvsRandomly generated number added to social sharing widget.30 minutesGoogle1st

More information about the above cookie can be found on the Google Analytics Developers' Guide.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate a cookie or anonymous identifier with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.

We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other web services - for example to make it easier to share things with people you know. We will not combine Google DoubleClick cookie information with personally identifiable information unless we have your opt-in consent.

By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to the use of cookies as detailed above.

How to Control and Delete Cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view a cookie's code, just open your cookie file in your browser and click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data about your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Amendments

Please note that this privacy policy is subject to change from time to time. It was last reviewd in 27/11/17.

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