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PRIVACY POLICY for www.newbeacon.org.uk

www.newbeacon.org.uk is the website of The New Beacon School (The New Beacon Educational Trust Ltd). We are committed to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our website or communicating electronically with us, in compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (DPA). Our registration number, under the DPA, is:  Z2493166.  The eight principles of the DPA require that personal information is:-


  • Fairly and lawfully processed
  • Processed for limited purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Accurate and up to date
  • Not kept for longer than is necessary
  • Processed in line with your rights
  • Secure
  • Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection

This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you when you visit this website.


Information We Collect


In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you register for a log-in account, or when you request a School prospectus.
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

Use of Cookies


We may on occasion gather information regarding your computer whilst you are on our website. This enables us to improve our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website.

Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our website. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.

Use of Your Information


The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with information requested from us.
  • To meet our contractual commitments to you.
  • To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or other changes, that may affect our service.

Storing Your Personal Data


Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Disclosing Your Information


We will not disclose any personal data to third parties unless required by law.

Third Party Links


You may find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

Contacting Us


We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at: The Data Controller, The New Beacon, Brittains Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2PB