Who we are This website is provided by DCC Web Services for the Think North East School Direct Partnership. Sedgefield Community College is the Lead School for the partnership.
The registered address for Sedgefield Community College is: Sedgefield Community College Hawthorn Road Sedgefield County Durham TS21 3DD
The information we collect We collect information from you: I. when you complete online forms; II. by means of ‘cookies’ when you use our site; and III. in the form of ‘traffic data’.
I. Online forms We collect the information we need to provide you with the service to which the form relates. If you submit a‘contact us’ form, we will collect your name, email address and contact message. Further optional information may be collected if you submit it to us.
Think North East will also receive your information from UCAS when you complete an application for InitialTeacher Training with our partnership.
II. Cookies A cookie is a small piece of text that can be stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf theInternet, by the website you visit. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you.
III. Traffic data - Google Analytics Google Analytics is the program we use to collect statistics from our website to show us how visitors use our site. We can use this information to create reports and to help us improve the site.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.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 computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
We do not use ‘spyware’ such as web bugs or hidden identifiers to gain access to information, store hidden information, or to trace your activities.
What we do with the information we collect
How we use it We use your information to provide you with relevant support, information or other content and services that you request. We may share your data with one or more schools, and/or the accrediting body within ourPartnership, if this is necessary to respond to a particular query and/or application.
When we share it We may disclose your information to third parties in certain circumstances. • We may disclose your information to law enforcement or regulatory bodies if required to do so by them. • We may disclose your formation to a third party in the context of actual or threatened legal proceedings or if otherwise required to do so by law.
Your information will not be disclosed to or shared with any third party except as specified above.
How we keep it secure Only authorised personnel and contractors have access to your information. We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Transfers outside Europe Data protection legislation is harmonised throughout the European Economic Area (EEA), which comprises theEU member states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Countries outside the EEA do not generally have the same level of protection for personal information as those within the EEA.
Due to the way the Internet works, it is possible that the information you provide to us could be routed via countries outside the EEA. However, this is not considered a ‘transfer’ under data protection legislation and unless you are form outside the EEA, we will not transfer any information we collect from you outside the EEA without your permission or as permitted by law.
Finding out more Further information about data protection issues can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website by visiting http://www.ico.gov.uk