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Privacy Notice and Cookies Notice

Privacy Policy and Cookies Notice

Welcome to Learning Leads!

We respect your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out details of the information that we may collect from you and how we may use that information. This Privacy Policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, the Terms . Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

1. About Us

1.1      In this Privacy Policy, references to “we” or “us” are to Stockport School Improvement Team,
Upper Ground Floor Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport, SK1 3XE, who will be the controller of any personal data processed as described in this Privacy Policy.

1.2      If you have any questions about your personal information, please contact support@learningleads.org.uk

2. Use of the Website and Online Networks and Content

This Privacy Policy applies to the use of the Website for event booking and Online Networks and Content. 

3. Collection of Information

3.1      When you access the Website via any means, use the Online Networks and Content, register or post messages or other material, respond to or participate in any feedback sent to you by us, we may collect, store and use certain of your personal information in line with this policy. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website or the Online Networks and Content.

3.2      To register on the Website, we ask for your name, email address and establishment. As part of your learner profile you may also provide information about your establishment or role that will help others in the learning community get to know you (this will always be optional). If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.

3.3      We may also collect data relating to your visits to the Website that cannot identify you but records your use of our Website and Online Networks and Content including, for example, details of how long you have used the Website and the Online Networks and Content for.

3.4      We may also collect your computer’s IP address in order to help us tailor the service to your location.

3.5      If you elect to verify your identity through the use of your Stockport School Email Account details (SSELN), upon successful verification of your identity, we will store only the name given on your identification documentation. 

4. Use of Your Information

4.1      By accessing the Website via any means, using the Online Network and Content, registering or posting forum messages or other material or providing comments via the feedback/evaluation forms, you agree that your personal information may be collected, stored and used by us for any of the following purposes:

(a) to provide, maintain, protect and improve the quality of the Website and the Online Networks and Content we offer and to protect us and our users;

(b) to provide you with a personalised browsing experience when using the Website;

(c) to fullfil any contractual agreements between you and us;

(d) if you have joined any Online Networks, to send you messages via the forums which we think may interest you, unless you opt out as described at paragraph 9.1 below. 

 (e) to manage your Learner account that you hold with us;

(f) to allow you to use the full range of features on or via our Website;

(g) to send you course-specific email notifications and updates;

(h) to comply with legal and regulatory requirements;

(i) to contact you occasionally in order to invite you to share your opinions and experiences of the Website;

5. Storage of Information

5.1      All information is stored on our secure servers. When you register (if you do not use the SSELN email system), we will provide a password which enables you to access the Online Networks and Content. You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share this password with anyone. 

6. Legal Basis for Processing Your Information

6.1      Our legal basis for holding your personal information is because you have provided consent to allow us to use your data - this can be withdrawn at any time, please contact the Office of the Data Protection Officer. 

7. Disclosure of Your Information

We share your information with:

(a) Stockport council in order for them to help us provide our services to you, this includes:

our provider of file storage and management services ;

our identity verification partner SSELN (as discussed at paragraph 3.5 above) to verify your identity where you choose to select this option;

These suppliers’ use of your personal data may be subject to their own privacy policies, which are available on their websites, and which we suggest you familiarise yourself with in the relevant circumstances set out above. 

8.  Data Retention

8.1      End of the academic year in which your subscription/membership terminates.

9. Guidance

9.1      You can do the following :

You can edit your personal details via your profile page whenever you wish.  We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your personal information remains correct and up-to-date.

In addition, you can unsubscribe. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “Contacting Learning Leads” heading below.

You may unsubscribe from certain email communications by following the Unsubscribe link in the email communication itself. You may also update your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your preferences under your name on the top right of the webpage. You may also email us at support@learningleads.org.uk in order to access, correct, delete or update your personal information on our systems. We will answer every email as promptly as possible.

If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us using the information provided at paragraph 12 below.


10. Cookies

10.1      The Website uses cookies. Cookies are small files stored on your computer’s hard drive which are used to collect your personal information. You may choose to refuse cookies but, if you do so, some of the functionality of the Website or Online Networks may no longer be available to you.

10.2      The council webservers collect anonymous information like the IP address of your computer or the browser software used, the operating system, access times and pages visited. This information is used to monitor usage and the effectiveness of the website.

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. For further information on cookies from Stockport Council go to http://www.stockport.gov.uk/cookies


11. Updating this Privacy Policy

We may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, to comply with law or to meet our changing service requirements. When we update our Privacy Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. Any updates or amendments will be posted on the Website. By continuing to access the Website, using the Online Network and Content or providing content in connection with the Online Network and Content, your access and use will be subject to these updates and amendments.

12. Contacting Learning Leads

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details below:

Learning Leads
Stockport School Improvement Team,
Upper Ground Floor Stopford House,
United Kingdom

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