OTSA are committed to keeping your information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities under data protection law. Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how organisations use any personal data that they hold about them. We comply with this right by providing privacy notices to individuals where we are processing their personal data.
This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use personal data about individuals who have subscribed to the OTSA Professional Development Website.
Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance
OTSA is the ‘Data Controller’ for the purposes of data protection law.
WebBased Ltd is the ‘Data Processor’ for the purposes of data protection law.
We process data relating to individuals who have chosen to engage in professional development events through OTSA and individuals who have created an account on the OTSA professional development website. Individuals may be participants, administrators, commissioners or trainers. We will only use the data for the purposes for which it was provided. Personal data that we may collect, use, store and share (when appropriate) about you includes, but is not restricted to:
The purpose of processing this data is to allow OTSA to:
We only collect and use personal information about you when the law allows us to. OTSA is a network of Teaching School Alliances and carries out its work in the public interest, also known as ‘Public Task’. OTSA Teaching Schools operate under the statutory frameworks of English educational legislation, and specifically the Education Act 2011. The Education Act 2011 is founded on the principals and proposals in the DfE November 2010 White Paper, The Importance of Teaching, in which the government stated its intention to develop a national network of Teaching Schools to lead on Initial Teacher Training, Continuing Professional Development and School to School Support.
Personal data is stored securely and backed-up by WebBased on servers located in the UK. We will retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected.
We do not share information about you with any third party without your consent unless the law requires us to do so.
We do not transfer personal data outside of the UK.
We do not use automated decision making when processing your data.
Individuals have a right to make a ‘subject access request’ to gain access to personal information that OTSA holds about them.
If you make a subject access request, and if we do hold information about you, we will:
If you wish to make a subject access request contact OTSA by email or by telephone (contact details are at the beginning of this privacy statement).
Individuals have the right to object to the processing of their personal data under the terms of our legal basis of ‘public task’, although this is not an absolute right. An individual must give specific reasons why they are objecting to the processing of their data.
If you wish to object to the processing of your data stored on the OTSA Professional Development website contact OTSA by email or by telephone (contact details are at the beginning of this privacy statement).
Individuals have an absolute right to stop their data being used for direct marketing at any time.
If you wish OTSA to stop using your data stored on the OTSA Professional Development website for direct marketing contact OTSA by email or by telephone (contact details are at the beginning of this privacy statement).
We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously.
If you think that our collection or use of personal information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, or have any other concern about our data processing, please raise this with us in the first instance.
To make a complaint, please contact the Director of OTSA.
Alternatively, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
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