The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools. This notice is provided to help you understand how and why we collect personal information (or “data”) about students and other individuals, and what we do with that information.
We use (or “process”) personal information in accordance with the law relating to data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) outlines your rights in respect of this. The Girls’ Day School Trust of 10 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DH is the Data Controller for the purpose of GDPR.
Personal information means any information relating to you, or information that when combined with other information identifies you.
Data Protection Officer
Our Data Protection Officer is Jon Vogel. You can contact him at email@example.com or via our postal address. Please mark the envelope ‘Data Protection Officer’.
How and why we collect and use personal information
When you enquire about one of our sixth forms we will collect the following information from you
- Your name, email address and nearest GDST school
- You have the option to provide your parent or guardians email address. If you do this we will share information about your application with them
The information you provide will be shared with your local GDST who will contact you with further information. For further information about how our schools use your information please visit the privacy notice on our main website via this link
Your legal rights
Your right of access
You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. There are some exemptions, which means you may not always receive all the information we process. You can read more about this here.
Your right to rectification
You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. You can read more about this here.
Your right to erasure
You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. You can read more about this here.
Your right to restriction of processing
You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances. You can read more about this here.
Your right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the processing (use) of your personal data in some circumstances. You can read more about this here.
Your right to data portability
This only applies to information you have given us. You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us from one organisation to another, or give it to you. The right only applies if we are processing information based on your consent or under, or in talks about entering into a contract and the processing is automated. You can read more about this right here.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to exercise any of these rights, or write to us at The Girls’ Day School Trust of 10 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DH
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights), however, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
You have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office which is the regulatory body responsible set up to uphold information rights in the public interest. You can read more about this, including how to make a complaint here.