Milton Keynes Education Trust (MKET) is committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of visitors when using our websites or communicating electronically with us. This policy covers the use of personally identifiable information that is collected in this way.
This policy will be reviewed regularly and may be updated from time to time.
MKET collects and uses certain types of personal information about staff, students, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals who come into contact with the Trust in order to provide education and associated functions.
The Trust aims to ensure that all personal data is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Privacy notices for Students and Parents/Carers detailing how we process personal data are publicly available on individual academy websites.
MKET is the Data Controller for the purpose of the Data Protection legislations and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the regulatory body: registration number Z2917163.
The Trusts Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the overarching point of contact for individuals, whose data the Trust and its academies process.
He is supported by nominated Data Champions in each academy.
We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously. If you think that our collection or use of personal information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, or have any other concern about our data processing, please raise this with our DPO in the first instance (contact email address below):
The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at DPO@MKET.org.uk.
The data controller in respect of our website is Milton Keynes Education Trust (MKET). For details of how to contact the data controller, please see our contact page.
Your Personal Data
Here at MKET we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to respond to any questions you may have and to provide the products and services you have requested from us. Your personal information will never be shared with third parties for marketing purposes and will not be used by us for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
Data Collected on This Website - Contact form
When you contact us using our contact form, you will be voluntarily providing us with your personal information. The information you enter in the contact form is encrypted, as you can see from the padlock icon in the address bar of your browser, and is sent to us by email.
While we have implemented encryption to ensure secure transmission of your personal information, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, you are always welcome to contact us via alternative means, such as by telephone.
Web server logs and security
When you visit this website, information about your device, operating system and browser, and your IP address are automatically saved in log files. This serves a number of purposes, including helping to keep the website secure and helping to diagnose any problems that might arise.
By continuing to use this website, you accept that we use the following cookies:
We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how our website is used, such as what countries our visitors are browsing from, and what pages are the most popular. The data gathered is anonymous and can not be used to identify individual users.
You may block the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
ReCAPTCHA is a service provided by Google that allows us to confirm that only real people and not spambots are able to submit our contact forms. When you tick the box that says “I’m not a robot”, Google place a cookie called NID in your browser, that communicates information such as what language your browser is set to, the date, how many mouse clicks you have made on the screen, and what other Google cookies you may have on your device.
We use Google Fonts API to provide the font faces we use on this website.
When you use our website, some data, including your IP address, will be transferred to and stored on Google’s servers in the USA. This data is used solely for the purpose of providing the service, and is not associated with other data Google may hold on you. The use of Google Maps API and Google Fonts API, as well as the relevant data transfer and processing is governed by Google Inc.’s data protection policy: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
When you click “ok” on our cookie consent popup banner, a cookie is set so that you will not be asked to reconfirm your acceptance for a period of time.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, here is some more information. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
In accordance with UK and European law under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have numerous rights in regards to the personal data we hold about you, including:
Right to confirmation – you have the right to know if we hold personal data that concerns you
Right to access – you have the right to view and to obtain a copy of any personal data we hold that concerns you
Right to rectification – you have the right to the correction of any inaccuracies within the personal data we hold that concerns you
Right to erasure – you have the right to have your personal data removed from our systems
Should you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact page on this website. You can find out more about your rights under the GDPR here : https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/