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Privacy Policy

Note: This should be read in conjunction with our other policies available on our website, under 'about' and 'policies'

This privacy notice provides information about the ways in which the School Mock Court Case Project SCIO (the Charity) collects, stores, shares or keeps personal information.

The Charity holds and processes your ‘personal data’ in order to give you the full benefits of being involved with and/or taking part in its programme(s). This privacy policy provides the information we are required to give in relation to the processing of personal data under EU law.

Providing Personal Information

If you complete any web form or profile update on the site and share your personally identifying information, it may be used to provide you with more targeted content. It may also be used and stored to allow you, or an organisation you represent, to partake in our programme(s). We may use your contact information to send further information about our organisation, programmes or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

You also may decide to send the Charity personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment and we may use information from emails primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. Any emails sent to us are recorded and forwarded to the relevant section. The sender’s email address will remain visible to all staff tasked with dealing with the query. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about events or activities we believe may be of interest.

We do not collect personal data as part of automated decision making or profiling. Furthermore, we only use data that has been consciously provided by you, not data that has been derived or inferred.

We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our website (other than capturing your IP address when attempting to access our secure area), unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties

Student Information

Only authorised teachers are able to allow students access to the system. In doing so, the teacher is deemed to have obtained consent from a person with parents responsibility in respect of that child.

Primary School Students Students are prohibited from storing their email address or other contactable information. To enable the teachers to identify them, they give their real name and a username. Others accessing the site are permitted only to see their username. Students are discouraged from identifying themselves on the forum which is monitored by teaching staff and administrators

Secondary School Students Students may store their email address and do so voluntarily, but not other contactable information. They may remove this and control information they received. To enable the teachers to identify them, they give their real name and a username. Others accessing the site are permitted only to see their username. Students are discouraged from identifying themselves on the forum which is monitored by teaching staff and administrators.

Sharing of Information

The administrative functions of the charity are carried out by Chamberlain McBain Ltd. Accordingly their staff have access to all personal information held by the Charity. Their staff are subject to this Privacy Policy.

Certain information is shared with tutors, experts and examiners, but not any identifiable information relating to school children other than their usernames and school.

Data Retention

All information relating to students (primary and secondary) is deleted from our databases annually, including any posts on the forum. Save for below, all data relating to teachers and tutors is also deleted annually from our databases.

Information relating to some teachers will be retained on our databases for a further academic year, but only in the event that teacher has voluntarily re-registered their school for the following academic year.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

All users can change their email address that is held by us or delete this address should they wish to stop receiving communications.

It is an essential part of the programme that we are able to communicate with teaching staff by email. In the event a teacher deletes their email address from our system, without providing an alternative email address, the Charity reserves the right to consider this a withdrawal from the programme and accordingly impose the relevant withdraw fees.