North American Boarding School Workshop (NABSW)
[This privacy notice was last reviewed and updated 17 June 2018]
The North American American Boarding School Workshop ("We") promise to respect the confidentiality of any personal data client schools and participating international consultants share with us, or that we have access to, to keep it safe, and we will always make every effort to protect your privacy.
We pride ourselves on our honesty and openness and will always be clear how, when and why we collect and process your information; we promise we will never do anything with your details that you wouldn't reasonably expect. Developing a better understanding of our client schools and international consultants, and your personal data allows us to manage your participation in our workshop and provide the support services we boast.
We collect information in the following ways:
When you give it to us DIRECTLY
There are many ways you may give us your information. For example, when you sign up to one of our workshop, or simply communicate with us either by phone, in writing, including email or in person. We are responsible for your data at all times.
Via Social Media
Depending on your settings or the privacy notices for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.
Via information available publicly
This may include information found in places such websites, Companies House, and information that has been published in articles/newspapers.
Like most websites, we use "cookies" to help us make our site, and the way you use it, better. We do not store any personal data in the cookies that we use. Cookies mean that a website will remember you. They're small text files that sites transfer to your computer (or phone or tablet). They make interacting with a website faster and easier – for example by automatically filling your name and address in text fields. In addition, the type of device you're using to access our website or apps and the settings on that device may provide us with information about your device, including what type of device it is, what specific device you have, what operating system you're using, what your device settings are. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us. The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it. You should be able to control what cookies are placed on your device through your browser settings. Go to www.aboutcookies.org to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them. Details captured during your visit to our websites will include, but are not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources you access. However, all data collected is anonymous and will not identify you as an individual.
What personal information we collect and how we use it
We will only ever capture the minimum amount of information that we need to in relation to your participation in our workshops, and we promise to keep your information secure. The personal data we will usually collect is:
- Your name
- Your contact details
- Your date of birth (if it is part of passport information provided to us)
- Your bank details (as relevant to any payments due)
- Details of the initial inquiry
Where it is appropriate, we may also ask for additional information.
How we will use your data
We will use your personal data for the legitimate interest of conducting core business activities, these will include:
- Administer your participation in our workshops
- Provide you with the services or information you asked for
- Communicating organisational messages and information to participants
- Providing information on schools to interested consultants for their client families
- Preparation of NABSW Workshop handbooks
- To present our website and its contents to you
- Keep a record of your relationship with us
- Understand how we can improve our services, or information
- In any other way we may describe when you provide the information
- For any other purposes with your consent
We do not collect any personal information on members classified as ‘sensitive' under GDPR.
1) Our service/host providers
In the course of our legitimate business activities, there may be a need for us to share, or give access to, your personal data to third parties that provide us with services or host our applications/software that you may access, for instance:
- Banking organisations – those that provide our banking/payment services
- HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) – for tax details
2) Sharing with third parties
We will never commercially sell your personal data to anyone else. We will only ever share your personal data in other circumstances, not listed above, if we have your explicit and informed consent at the time of collection. However, we may need to disclose your details if required to the police, other agencies, for example HMRC, regulatory bodies or our legal advisors.
How we keep your information safe and who has access to it
We ensure that there are appropriate physical and technical controls in place to protect your personal details. For example, confidential paper records are securely stored, and any on-line forms are encrypted. Confidential paper waste is shredded. We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your personal information is only accessible by appropriate members of the NABSW Team. We have a duty to report certain types of personal data breaches to the relevant supervisory authority, and where feasible, we will do this within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach. If a breach is detected and likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting you, we will inform you without undue delay.
How long we retain your information and how we keep it up to date.
We will only keep your information for as long as we need it to assist you with your inquiry, process your participation in our workshop event registration or other services associated with NABSW. There are statutory timescales on how long we should keep your information, for example, financial records must be kept for 7 years, and information associated with Health & Safety for three years after an event. We shall delete your information according to these statutory limits, or according to guidance issued by the Information Commissioner.
The General Data Protection Regulations gives you certain rights and these are listed below for your convenience; further clarification of your rights is available on the Information Commissioners website.
- You have a right to be informed when your personal data is being collected, what is collected and how it will be used or shared.
- You have a right of access to your personal data: the right of access allows you to be aware of and verify the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data. You can also request a copy of the information which we hold on you at any time. This information will be provided free of charge, unless the request is found to be manifestly unfounded or excessive then a reasonable fee will be charged. The application should be made in writing, by letter or email, and addressed to the NABSW Director, whose contact details are shown below, enclosing two proofs of identification.
Applicants should be aware that where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because they are repetitive, NABSW can:
- charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information; or
- refuse to respond.
- You have a right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked (restrict processing), erased (right to be forgotten), or destroyed.
- You have a right in certain circumstances to object to the processing of your personal data for such reasons as direct marketing, automated decision making, profiling; although we can confirm we make no decisions on you using an automated process.
- You have a right in certain circumstances to data portability.
In certain situations, these rights may not apply, for example if you are a valid NABSW event participant we will need to communicate with you about your participation and those services afforded to you as part of that participation. We collect and process your personal data through legitimate interests or because you have provided it to us to enable us to deliver a service to you. We will only process your personal data as you would reasonable expect us to. You can opt out of our general participant mailings at any time. Finally, if you are unhappy with how we have processed your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Information Commissioner, contact details below.
Changes to this privacy notice
We may change this privacy Notice from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our website (www.nabsw-edu.com) or by notifying you directly.
Our contact details
North American Boarding Schools Workshop
Prospect House Klondyke
Tel: 01427 880576
If you are unhappy with how we have processed your personal information, please firstly contact the NABSW Director, details above. If you are still unhappy you may contact the following:
Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Helpline: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or +44 1625 545 745