PRIVACY & COOKIES
What we collect from you
Hampstead School of Art is dedicated to protecting any information you give us in line with Data Protection, this will include:
Any medical condition you have declared
Your contact information including phone number and/or email address
Your home address and postcode
Your art course you have registered with.
The art school does not collect information not relevant to your learning or enrolment.
What happens with your information once we have it
Any information you give us on registration is used to provide the best possible service and ensure that your experience with us here at Hampstead School of Art is efficient. We aim to:
Maintain accurate records.
Keep you informed with information relevant to you, via email or over the phone. (E.g. If your class is to be displaced to another date due to falling on a Bank holiday or we need to update your child’s registration form)
We will occasionally send you newsletters via email regarding special events or new classes, you have the option to opt out of this. Upon enrolment we will ask if you wish to receive such correspondence from us, in line with the Data Protection Policy.
How the information is collected
Information is collected when you first enrol with the art school, this is entered you into our database. You can call on 020 7794 1439 or email us at email@example.com at any time should you wish to update any contact details or other information you deem important for us to know, such as a health condition.
These are small pieces of data that ask permission of you, the user, to be stored onto the computer by a web browser. Cookies remember information about the user such as their details which aids them in creating a swift log in process and previously viewed pages on the website.
Cookies help us to tailor our website to your needs. Should you wish to disable cookies, you can adjust your browser settings accordingly.
First Party Cookies
While using our website, the following cookies may be placed on your computer:
These cookies are for Google Analytics.
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our website is used by visitors. We evaluate and report, and use this information to make improvements to the website.
Google Analytics is a service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics is widely used across the web and all data is anonymised meaning the cookies carry no personally identifiable information.
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We use Craft CMS to power our website. Craft cookies are used to track a user's recent activity, last visit and general site movements. Like the Google Analytics cookies, these contain no personally identifiable information.
We use stripe to take payments. Stripe is an industry standard for taking payments.
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Declining First Party cookies will have an impact on the performance of our site;
Third Party Cookies
In addition to the above cookies, the following sites may set their own cookies whilst browsing our site.
These cookies will generally only be set if you are signed in to (or have been signed into) a matching account and are generally linked to the use of the Social Media buttons on our site and many others throughout the web. The use of these cookies is likely to have been detailed in each of these sites' Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policies. Please see links below for further details:
Declining Third Party cookies will have little to no impact on the performance of our site;
Although we believe that cookies pose little threat to your privacy, we understand that you may still want to turn them off. Whilst we would encourage you to keep our first party cookies enabled (so that we can make your on-site experience better), the following links provide guidance on how to manage cookie permissions through your browser's settings. This includes instructions on how to delete existing cookies and block them from being set in the future:
Firefox: Enable and disable cookies that websites use to track your preferences
Safari: Managing Cookies
Google Chrome: Manage cookies
Opera: Security & Privacy in Opera
Internet Explorer: How to manage cookies in Internet Explorer 9,
How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer
More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org
Our school Data Protection Policy is detailed below and is available in hard copy form from the art school office.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY
General Data Protection Regulation
HSoA is committed to the protection of all personal and sensitive data for which it holds responsibility as the Data Controller and the handling of such data in line with the data protection principles and the Data Protection Act (DPA).
Changes to data protection legislation (GDPR May 2018) shall be monitored and implemented in order to remain compliant with all requirements.
The legal bases for processing data are as follows –
(a) Consent: the member of staff/student/parent has given clear consent for the school to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
(b) Contract: the processing is necessary for the member of staff’s employment contract or student placement contract.
(c) Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for the school to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations)
The members of staff responsible for data protection are mainly Isabel Langtry(Principal) and Anat Sherman (School Administrator/office manager). However all staff must treat all student information in a confidential manner and follow the guidelines as set out in this document.
The school is also committed to ensuring that its staff are aware of data protection policies, legal requirements and adequate training is provided to them through Educare online training service.
The requirements of this policy are mandatory for all staff employed by the school and any third party contracted to provide services within the school.
Changes to the type of data processing activities being undertaken shall be notified to the ICO and details amended in the register.
Breaches of personal or sensitive data shall be notified within 72 hours to the individual(s) concerned and the ICO.
Personal and Sensitive Data:
All data within the school’s control shall be identified as personal, sensitive or both to ensure that it is handled in compliance with legal requirements and access to it does not breach the rights of the individuals to whom it relates.
The definitions of personal and sensitive data shall be as those published by the ICO for guidance: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/key- definitions/
The principles of the Data Protection Act shall be applied to all data processed:
Fair Processing / Privacy Notice:
We shall be transparent about the intended processing of data and communicate these intentions via notification to staff, parents and pupils prior to the processing of individual’s data.
Notifications shall be in accordance with ICO guidance and, where relevant, be written in a form understandable by those defined as ‘Children’ under the legislation. https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/privacy-notices- transparency-and-control/
There may be circumstances where the school is required either by law or in the best interests of our students or staff to pass information onto external authorities, for example local authorities, Ofsted, or the department of health. These authorities are up to date with data protection law and have their own policies relating to the protection of any data that they receive or collect.
The intention to share data relating to individuals to an organisation outside of our school shall be clearly defined within notifications and details of the basis for sharing given. Data will be shared with external parties in circumstances where it is a legal requirement to provide such information.
Any proposed change to the processing of individual’s data shall first be notified to them. Under no circumstances will the school disclose information or data:
In order to assure the protection of all data being processed and inform decisions on processing activities, we shall undertake an assessment of the associated risks of proposed processing and equally the impact on an individual’s privacy in holding data related to them.
Risk and impact assessments shall be conducted in accordance with guidance given by the ICO: https://ico.org.uk/for-organis... https://ico.org.uk/for-organis... https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2014/02/privacy- impact-assessments-code-published/
Security of data shall be achieved through the implementation of proportionate physical and technical measures. Nominated staff shall be responsible for the effectiveness of the controls implemented and reporting of their performance.
The security arrangements of any organisation with which data is shared shall also be considered and where required these organisations shall provide evidence of the competence in the security of shared data.
Data Access Requests (Subject Access Requests):
All individuals whose data is held by us, has a legal right to request access to such data or information about what is held. We shall respond to such requests within one month and they should be made in writing to:
Isabel Langtry Principal Hampstead School of Art
No charge will be applied to process the request.
Personal data about pupils will not be disclosed to third parties without the consent of the child’s parent or carer, unless it is obliged by law or in the best interest of the child. Data may be disclosed to the following third parties without consent:
• Other schools If a pupil transfers from HSoA to another school, their academic records and other data that relates to their health and welfare will be forwarded onto the new school. This will support a smooth transition from one school to the next and ensure that the child is provided for as is necessary. It will aid continuation which should ensure that there is minimal impact on the child’s academic progress as a result of the move.
Photographs and Video:
Images of staff and pupils may be captured at appropriate times and as part of educational activities for use in school only.
Unless prior consent from parents/pupils/staff has been given, the school shall not utilise such images for publication or communication to external sources.
It is the school’s policy that external parties (including parents) may not capture images of staff or pupils during such activities without prior consent.
Location of information and data:
Hard copy data, records, and personal information are stored out of sight and in a locked cupboard. The only exception to this is medical information that may require immediate access during the school day. This will be stored with the school medical coordinator. Sensitive or personal information and data should not be removed from the school site, however the school acknowledges that some staff may need to transport data between the school and their home in order to access it for work in the evenings and at weekends. This may also apply in cases where staff have offsite meetings, or are on school visits with pupils.
The following guidelines are in place for staff in order to reduce the risk of personal data being compromised:
These guidelines are clearly communicated to all school staff, and any person who is found to be intentionally breaching this conduct will be disciplined in line with the seriousness of their misconduct.
The school recognises that the secure disposal of redundant data is an integral element to compliance with legal requirements and an area of increased risk.
All data held in any form of media (paper, tape, electronic) shall only be passed to a disposal partner with demonstrable competence in providing secure disposal services.
All data shall be destroyed or eradicated to agreed levels meeting recognised national standards, with confirmation at completion of the disposal process.
Disposal of IT assets holding data shall be in compliance with ICO guidance:
The school uses Shred-it to dispose of sensitive data that is no longer required.
HSoA Safeguarding (Child Protection) Policy
HSoA is committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which the children in our are protected from abuse, harm and radicalisation.
HSoA will respond promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns regarding the safety of a child that may occur. The child protection procedures comply with all relevant legislation and with guidance issued by Camden Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB).
There is a Child Protection Officer (CPO) available at all times while children’s art classes are on.
These are twice a week for 2 hours each and on Saturdays and Sundays during term time.
The CPO coordinates child protection issues and liaises with external agencies where relevant.
The Art School’s designated CPO is Anat Sherman and Isabel Langtry
Child abuse and neglect
Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that leads to injury or harm. An individual may abuse or neglect a child directly, or by failing to protect them from harm. Some forms of child abuse and neglect are listed below.
Signs of child abuse and neglect
Signs of possible abuse and neglect may include:
If abuse is suspected or disclosed
When a child makes a disclosure to a member of staff, that member of staff will:
If a member of staff witnesses or suspects abuse, they will record the matter straightaway using the Logging a concern form. If a third party expresses concern that a child is being abused, we will -
encourage them to contact Social Care directly. If they will not do so, we will explain that HSoA is obliged to and the incident will be logged accordingly.
Children are vulnerable to abuse by their peers. Peer-on-peer abuse is taken seriously by staff and will be subject to the same child protection procedures as other forms of abuse. Staff are aware of the potential uses of information technology for bullying and abusive behaviour between young people.
Staff will not dismiss abusive behaviour as normal between young people. The presence of one or more of the following in relationships between children should always trigger concern about the possibility of peer-on-peer abuse:
Extremism and radicalisation
All childcare settings have a legal duty to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and being drawn into extremism. There are many reasons why a child might be vulnerable to radicalisation, eg:
Signs of radicalisation
Signs that a child might be at risk of radicalisation include:
If a member of staff suspects that a child is at risk of becoming radicalised, they will record any relevant information or observations on a Logging a concern form, and refer the matter to the CPO.
Logging a concern
All information about the suspected abuse or disclosure, or concern about radicalisation, will be recorded on the Logging a concern form as soon as possible after the event. The record should include:
The record will be given to HsoA CPO who will decide on the appropriate course of action.
For concerns about child abuse, the CPO will contact Social Care. The CPO will follow up all referrals to Social Care in writing within 48 hours. If a member of staff thinks that the incident has not been dealt with properly, they may contact Social Care directly.
For minor concerns regarding radicalisation, the CPO will contact the Local Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) or Local Authority Prevent Co-ordinator. For more serious concerns the CPO will contact the Police on the non-emergency number (101), or the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. For urgent concerns the CPO will contact the Police using 999.
Allegations against staff
If anyone makes an allegation of child abuse against a member of staff:
Promoting awareness among staff
HSoA promotes awareness of child abuse and the risk of radicalisation through its staff training. HSoA ensures that:
(2015)’ and staff are familiar with ‘What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused (2015)’.
Use of mobile phones and cameras
Photographs will only be taken of children with their parents’ permission, except with the express permission of the manager. Neither staff nor children nor visitors may use their mobile phones to take photographs at the Art School.
Camden Childrens Services: 020 7974 3317 (out of hours: 020 7974 4444).
Police: 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency) Anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321 NSPCC: 0808 800 500
This policy was adopted by HSoA
Date: August 2017
To be reviewed: August 2020
Signed: Isabel h Langtry