Ballyvester Primary School is 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.
Ballyvester Primary School may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25thMay, 2018.
Who we are
This website is operated by Ballyvester Primary School whose business address is 244 Killaughey Road, Donaghadee, Co. Down, BT21 0NF. For the purposes of the UK Data Protection legislation including the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller and processer is Ballyvester Primary School.
The contact email address for any correspondence regarding the use of your personal Information is provided below.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Information you provide when you contact us by email, via social media, SMS or telephone.
- Information you provide when you fill in a form on the Site.
- Site registration or subscription information.
- Your participation and contributions to social media functions on the Site.
- Information you provide when entering a competition, promotion or survey.
- Details of any transactions you carry out via the Site and the fulfillment of such orders; and
- Information you provide when reporting a problem or requesting Site support.
What we do with the information we gather
We may require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
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.
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 cookie helps 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 may 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 analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, 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 full 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. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
- If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
- You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
As a school we acknowledge that there has been a dramatic rise in the number of people using social networking sites as an additional form of communication. We feel that the
widespread availability and increasing use of social networking brings with it positive opportunities to engage and communicate with parents, colleagues and friends of Ballyvester in new ways.
We hope to use these services effectively; however it is also important to ensure that we have some security measures in place to safeguard our pupils and our school’s reputation.
We hope that our Facebook page will reflect the positive ethos of the school. Therefore, we would ask that any communication that takes place on (or related to) our page would be conducted in a respectful, polite and friendly manner. It should not be used as a forum for personal conversations between parents. Any negative or abusive comments will be removed immediately.
The main aim of our Facebook page is keeping parents, colleagues and friends of the school up to date with current and future events. Although this is an additional method of communication, we would ask that it is not used as the main channel of communication with the school.
We would urge our Facebook followers to remember that the Ballyvester Primary School posts are not to be used to initialise informal discussions with other followers; it is not intended to be an online forum for conversation. The Facebook website and app are not always accessible in school; therefore, it may not be updated every day. We would encourage parents to continue checking the school website and Seesaw, ring the school, email or make arrangements to call in if they have any general enquiries, queries or concerns.
Facebook itself is targeted at adults and teenagers above the age of 13. They have a strict no under 13 registration policy and provide parental guidance for keeping 13 to 16 year olds safe online.
“If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Facebook or provide any personal information about yourself to us.”
As an additional safety measure, our Facebook page can only be accessed by, andreceive posts from, anyone above the age of 18.
Only Ballyvester Primary School can post to our page. As part of our internet safety and child protection policy we are obligated to keep our pupils safe at all times. In order to do this on our Facebook page we will ensure that personal information (including names) of any child is never shared in or underneath any of our posts. We would ask that parents would also respect our child protection policy and refrain from naming any children on the page.