Privacy and Data
We (The Sheffield UTC Academy Trust) take your privacy extremely seriously and are committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our websites. We will always keep your data safe and secure. We will use any personal information collected from our webstes (The Sheffield UTC Academy Trust, UTC Sheffield City Centre and UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park websites) in accordance with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
How we use your information and data
We use your information in a number of ways:
- Your name and contact details – to communicate with you about your application and the UTC offer including activities, events and news. We do this to keep you up to date and ensure the application process is effective.
- We may also collect additional data in order to process your application.
- Information about your computer, phone or laptop – to help improve our websites and your experience.
We monitor and record connections to and from the UTC server. We do this for security, statistical, and performance-measurement purposes, and in order to detect and prevent abuse. The monitoring data we collect includes browser type, domain names, traffic volumes, temporal data, IP information, and data posted from web-forms on our site.
Sharing your data
We may also share your data with approved third-party delivery partners, in order to provide services to you.
If you’ve opted-in, we may also send you marketing messages by email to keep you up to date and share information that may be relevant to you.
You can stop receiving these emails by opting out through the unsubscribe link in any email or by contacting us directly.
Keeping your information
We hold your information for as long as you are a student at our school, or as long as it is needed for us to be able to provide our services to you.
You have lots of rights relating to your personal information:
- The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used
- The right to access the personal information we hold about you
- The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you
- The right to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it, in some circumstances
- The right to stop direct marketing messages and to withdraw consent for other consent-based processing at any time
- The right to request that we transfer or port elements of your data either to you or another service provider
- The right to complain to your data protection regulator — in the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office
Cookies and external services
Cookies are small text files that websites place on the computers and mobile devices of people who visit them. These text files allow a website to remember your device and how you interacted with the content you viewed. This information is useful as it will help make websites work (or work more efficiently) as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
In case of difficulty, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
These cookies have been deemed necessary for the function of our websites and will be left on your browser even if you opt-out of cookies via our cookies popup. By blocking these cookies from being set at a browser level, it could have unintended effects on your browsing experience, as we will be unable to record your preferences.
|Cookie preference||cookies||This cookie stores your preference toward the use analytics cookies on our websites. The cookie is set when you respond to the cookie popup that appears at the bottom of the screen and is also used to keep the popup hidden while you have an active preference stored.||This cookie expires in 1 month|
|Alert popup||alert_XXXXXXXXXX||These cookies are set when you close the alert popup that appears when you visit the site and are used to stop the popup from appearing on subsequent page views. The numerical string in the cookie name represents a timestamp of when the alert information was last changed, meaning that if the content of the popup is updated, the cookie name will be altered in order to ensure that everyone sees the new information. In addition, each of our websites has their own popup with its own timecode. Because of this, it is possible you may have multiple alert cookies in your browser with different timestamps where you have visted multiple sites, or where the information may have changed before the previous cookie had expired and a new popup was shown to you..||These cookies expire in 1 week|
|Alert bar||newsflash_XXXXXXXXXX||These cookies are set when a user hides the alert bar at the top of each page, specifically when it is following the screen as you scroll. When the cookie is set, the alert bar will no longer follow the screen on subsequent page views. The numerical string in the cookie name represents a timestamp of when the alert information was last changed, meaning that if the content of the popup is updated, the cookie name will be altered and the bar will follow the users screen again in order to ensure that everyone sees the new information. In addition, each of our websites has their own popup with its own timecode. Because of this, it is possible you may have multiple newsflash cookies in your browser with different timestamps where you have visted multiple sites, or where the information may have changed before the previous cookie had expired and a new alert bar was shown to you.||These cookies expire in 1 week|
|High contrast mode||contrast||This cookie is set when you interact with the “toggle contrast” button in the headers of the websites. It is used to store your preference on whether you prefer to see the default or high contrast stylesheet to ensure we can automatically apply this preference to subsequent pageviews. Without this cookie, the contrast would revert to normal every time you click through to another page and you would have to press the button again.||This cookie expires in 1 year|
|Large font mode||fontsize||This cookie is set when you interact with the “toggle font size” button in the headers of the websites. It is used to store your preference on whether you prefer to see the default or large font stylesheet to ensure we can automatically apply this preference to subsequent pageviews. Without this cookie, the font size would revert to normal every time you click through to another page and you would have to press the button again.||This cookie expires in 1 year|
|Google translate||googtrans||This cookie is used to remember the language selected when you interact with the Google Translate widget in the headers of the websites. Without this cookie, your language would revert to English every time you click through to another page and you would have to select your preference again.||This cookie is deleted the moment you close your browser|
|Cache bypass||wpSGCacheBypass||This cookie is used by the server for local caching purposes to improve loading time of the websites.||This cookie expires in 90 minutes|
Please note that our site does not currently allow public logins, however if you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
The following cookies will only be left by our websites if you choose to accept cookies when prompted by the cookie popup (see ‘Cookie preference’ in the table above).
|Universal Analytics (Google)||_ga
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our websites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the websites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the websites and blogs, where visitors have come to the websites from and the pages they visited. Read Google’s overview of privacy and safeguarding data||_ga expires 2 years after your last visit to the website.
_gid expires 1 day after your last visit to the website.
_gat_gtag_UA_34637429_X are deleted the moment you close your browser.
You have not yet provided a response to the use of analytics cookies on our websites. Please read the information on this page and register your preference below:
Other cookies set by Third Party sites
To support our website and services, we sometimes embed photos and video content from other websites. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Twitter, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. UTC Sheffield does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Where possible we will use privacy-enhanced embedded content that does not track your information until you interract with it, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Privacy policies of other websites
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org which contain comprehensive information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, how to delete them and how to block cookies on a wide variety of browsers. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Need more information?
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