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Fair Processing Statement

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.

How we use your information
We have created this Fair Processing Statement in order to demonstrate Westminster School’s firm commitment to your privacy. Personal data collected by the School is handled responsibly in accordance with the School’s Data Protection Policy, Records Management Policy and Records Retention Policy which are available upon request. You are entitled to see a copy of the personal data that we hold on you. Should you have any queries concerning this right, or our policies in general, please contact us at headmaster@westminster.org.uk

Our websites
Our websites use cookies, a small piece of information stored on your computer in the form of a file, 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 our site. We use Google Analytics to analyse use of our websites. The information collected will not include any information from which you will be identifiable. You can set up your browser to reject cookies, although some functionality of the website may be impaired. Should you wish to contact us, you will be asked to submit some personal information (e.g. your name and email address). By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable us to provide you with information you require. Your message and details may be passed on to colleagues who are better able to answer your questions. Except as might be required by law, we do not share this information with external bodies. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Westminster School uses CCTV to monitor its premises and adjacent areas in order to maintain security and to prevent and investigate crime. Footage is retained for 30 days and then securely destroyed in accordance with the School’s Records Retention Policy.

Westminster School uses photographic images in its publications, websites and official social media pages. We will not publish photographs of individuals alongside their names without the agreement of the appropriate individual.

As part of our admissions procedure we collect details of candidates and their parents or guardians. This information may be used for administrative or legal purposes during the selection process. Should the application be unsuccessful this information will be securely destroyed in line with our Records Retention Policy unless there is an on-going query.

Pupils, parents and guardians
When a pupil accepts a place at Westminster School further data may be collected in addition to that submitted as part of the admissions process. This might include: medical records and information, including details of any illnesses, allergies or other medical conditions suffered by pupils; personal details such as home address, date of birth and next of kin; information concerning pupil’s performance at school, including their discipline record, School reports and examination results; financial information including information about the payment of fees; biometric data – specifically finger pattern technology. This information is kept electronically on the School’s information management system and/or manually in indexed filing systems. The School uses this information in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of its pupils, promote the objectives and interests of the School, facilitate the efficient operation of the School and ensure compliance with relevant legal obligations. Examples include: the School keeping details of medical conditions from which a pupil may suffer so that staff will be able to respond appropriately in the event of a medical emergency. We share data on a considered and confidential basis, where appropriate and under contractual agreements complying with data protection legislation, with contractors providing services to you on our behalf or services to us (our “data processors”).The School may receive requests from third parties to disclose personal data it holds about pupils, their parents or guardians. The School confirms that it will not disclose information unless the individual has given their consent or one of the specific exemptions under the Data Protection Act applies. For example, the School will disclose such data as is necessary to third parties for the following purposes: to give a confidential reference to any educational institution which it is proposed that the pupil may attend; to disclose details of a pupil’s medical condition where it is in the pupil’s interests to do so, for example for medical advice, insurance purposes or to organisers of School trips. Where the School receives a disclosure request from a third party it will take reasonable steps to verify the identity of that third party before making any disclosure. If the data requested can be anonymised the School will release the information in this form.

Old Westminsters and Friends
Maintaining a relationship with our alumni and their parents is important to us. Our Development Office may use personal data you have given to the School and information in the public domain to keep in touch and to notify you of School events and activities you might find of interest, including fundraising.  We do not sell your personal data to third parties under any circumstances, or permit third parties to sell on the data we have shared with them.  If your details change or you wish to opt out of communications from us please contact alumni@westminster.org.uk. Should you choose to attend an alumni event organised by the school your name, dates at the school and house along with the names of any guest(s) will be shared with other attendees unless you decide to ‘opt-out’ at the point of registration.

Westminster School will use the information supplied by you for all purposes associated with the administration of the employer/employee relationship, including the monitoring of our communications facilities to check for compliance with our relevant policies. We will transfer part of the information we hold on you to third parties where we are required to do so by operation of law. We may also transfer your information to companies and organizations that carry out processing operations on our behalf, such as payroll and pension companies.

Records considered to be of historic value are retained in the School’s archive indefinitely. Personal data concerning living individuals, which is not in the public domain, is unavailable to researchers, unless the subject of the information provides written consent.



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