North Star Community Trust is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement which will be regularly updated to reflect what we collect and how it is used.
You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
We are committed to ensuring that user information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.What we collect and what we do with the information gathered.
Whilst we may direct users to useful email addresses, our websites do not collect any identifiable personal data.
Users wishing to receive copies of newsletters sent to them by email can do so by providing us with their email address.
We may also contact you with information about our Trust, opportunities within our academies which may be of interest or surveys that can help us shape or improve our services or website
We will maintain a register of email addresses and the users name and / or postal address, if they choose to provide it, until such time as they inform us that they no longer wish us to use it for this purpose or we receive notification that the address is no longer valid. At this point the information will be permanently and securely deleted.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on the hard drive of the user’s computer and once you agree, the file is added.
Cookies help analyse web traffic, lets your device know when the user visits a particular site, and allow web applications to respond to individual web users by tailoring its operations to a user’s needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about the device preferences.
We use Google Analytics, which analyses cookies by collecting anonymous information about how visitors use the website (such as which pages or articles are popular and which are not) and anonymous demographic information (such as postcode areas which give us an indication of how widely our websites reach). This measurement service enables us to monitor and improve North Star Community Trust websites; making it a better experience for the user.
Cookies also enable us to provide our Trustees and Governors with services such as secure access to member-only content.
A cookie in no way gives us access to a user’s computer or any information about them other than the data they choose to share with us. Our website remembers your cookie preference for one week from the last visit days after which point, should you not have visited, you will be asked for your preference once more.
How can I control my cookies?
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Some web browsers automatically accept cookies and you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer (but this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website browser controls).
You can use your web browser to:
• delete all cookies;
• block all cookies;
• allow all cookies;
• block third-party cookies;
• clear all cookies when you close the browser;
• open a 'private browsing' / 'incognito' session, which allows you to browse the internet without storing local data; and
• install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality.
Where to find information about controlling cookies
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.