PRIVACY AND COOKIES

1. Who are we?

References to "we", "our", "us" or "BEST" in this privacy Statement mean Bedfordshire Schools Trust Limited, Companies House Registration Number: 07546141 England. Our registered address is BEST House, Shefford Road, Clifton, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS, United Kingdom.

BEST is an educational trust with the following member schools and nurseries, Samuel Whitbread Academy, Etonbury Academy, Robert Bloomfield Academy, Gothic Mede Academy, Gravenhurst Academy, Langford Village Academy, BEST Nursery (Shefford) and BEST Nursery (Arelsey).

This Privacy Statement sets out what will happen to information that you provide to us. By providing us with your information you agree that we may use your information in the ways set out in this Privacy Statement.

We may amend and update this privacy notice from time to time and new versions will be posted on our website www.best-academies.org.uk


2. What information do we collect and who do we share it with?

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site. 
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access.
  • We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

 

We may share this information with any of our member schools and nurseries but we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any other third parties. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


3. Your use of our website and our use of cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer. It's stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. 
Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be aware that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the website.