Although our campus is closed, teaching and learning are continuing online. You can contact us by email at ses@ses.lincs.sch.uk with any questions. Find out more about our virtual visits  and how to apply during the lockdown.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.stamfordschools.org.uk

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  1. Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
  2. Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
  3. Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and / or newsletters; and
  4. any other information that you choose to send to us.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve it. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website or make use of online booking  forms;
  • Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily;
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, the Accessibility Options cookie helps recognise your desired viewing settings); and
  • Third-party cookies (for example, Twitter and Vimeo). Some third-party software utilises its own cookies over which we have little or no control. You can find out about their use of cookies by visiting the third party’s website. As our Twitter feed is embedded within our website, this may store cookies on your device when using this feature. Further information about the cookies Twitter places can be found here.
  • Facebook Pixel. This is a re-marketing tracking tool, which helps us to provide targeted ads. It uses cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive specific types of information to ensure the adverts we deliver are relevant to you. The collected data is encrypted and securely submitted to Facebook for processing.

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics The cookies used by Google Analytics are: __utma

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Information is collected in an anonymous form and are used to compile reports about the users’ visits to the site (including where users have come from, number of users and the pages on the website that have visited). This information is used to improve our website. More details about the purpose of these cookies can be found here.
Accessibility Options Style Remembers settings such as the standard view and high visibility links at the bottom of a webpage. Cookie is removed after 24 hours.

Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
We may use your personal information to:

  1. Administer the website;
  2. Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  3. Enable your use of the services available on the website;
  4. Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  5. Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  6. Send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications (relating to our business) which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing us at);
  7. Provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user
  8. Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and,
  4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are
    contemplating) selling.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page regularly to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email dpl@ses.lincs.sch.uk or by post to Data Team, Brazenose House, St Pauls Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2BE.

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