What is it for?

This policy is for this website www.wintersschoolfinder.com and served by Winter’s School Finder Limited and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Copyright

The copyright and all other rights in the material on this website are owned by Winter’s School Finder Ltd or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights. As a visitor to this website, you may download a single copy of the material on the website on a single computer for your own private viewing/listening purposes only. Single copies of pages from this website may be printed out for the sole purpose of enabling the person printing the page to retain a copy for their own personal records. No copying or distribution of material on this website for any commercial or business use is permitted without our prior written consent. No photography, filming, broadcast, alteration or modification of the pages of this website are permitted without our prior written consent except as may be reasonably necessary to use the website in good faith. Subject to this paragraph, all rights in material on this website are reserved to Winter’s School Finder Ltd.

Prohibited use

You agree not to use this website:

To create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website except where expressly permitted on the website;

To disseminate advertisements on the website or use the website for any other commercial purposes (which would include using the website to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services);

To place links on the website where those links take users to unlawful material or material that contravenes these Terms and Conditions;

To transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the website to any third party except where expressly permitted on the website;

In such a way as to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any material made in accordance with these Terms and Conditions;

To disseminate any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

To disseminate any material which is or may infringe the rights (including intellectual property rights) of any third party or be unlawful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience or may restrict or inhibit the use of the website by any person or which constitutes or encourages conduct that may be considered a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability in any country in the world;

To disseminate any material which compromises the privacy or security of anyone other than yourself;

To disseminate any material which does or may bring Winter’s School Finder Ltd or any of its brands or subsidiaries into dispute or in any way damage their reputation.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user's experience while visiting the website. Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer's hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser's security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors. This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information [http://www.google.com/privacy.html]. Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer to expire. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time when it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk. This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates, but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means a comprehensive list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties without your acceptance.

Email Newsletter

This website may operate from time to time an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so, but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies/people outside of the company/company that operates this website without your acceptance. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you. A small administration fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy. Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include: the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity. In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will be detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms, and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account. While every effort is made to ensure that the information provided to us by our member schools is accurate and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any consequences arising from incorrect information being displayed. Users are advised to verify information displayed on our website with their matched school if unsure. Parts of the website rely on information updated directly by our clients and we cannot be held responsible for any offensive, slanderous, libelous or abusive content that may be uploaded as a result. Should a user have any issues they are encouraged to report them to info@wintersschoolfinder.com. Similarly, while we make every effort to moderate all images that are uploaded from our clients, we cannot be held responsible for any trademark, copyright or improper use breaches, but would urge users to report any concerns to our webmaster by contacting info@wintersschoolfinder.com.

Child protection

We recognise that we have a fundamental duty of care towards the children we engage with, and we are fully compliant with UK child protection laws as well as relevant laws in each of the countries we operate in. Anyone employed by Winter’s has been fully vetted by the UK Disclosure and Barring service. The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.