We collect and process personal information about you when you: register with us to attend a conference, webinar or any other event (whether this event will be held in a physical space or online); complete an online form (e.g. to nominate someone for a Primary Science Teacher Award or complete a ‘contact us’ form); or if you request any products or services (e.g. to sign up for our magazine or mailing list, make a request for support, or request information about any specific PSTT programme); in order to carry out the requisite operation. Typically, this information is your name and email address, but we will specify if we need further information (such as a telephone number) at the time of its collection and tell you why we need this additional information. We may hold this information for up to a year, at which point your personal data will be deleted, unless you give us permission to hold it for longer (e.g. because you have asked to receive regular updates or subscribed to a particular service). We may also collect information when you voluntarily complete surveys or provide feedback. The purpose of data collection and processing activity is described at the point of collection. No automated decision-making or profiling is undertaken. All data is collected through our website is with your consent, which may be withdrawn at any time.
We intend to continue improving the content and functionality of our website. Therefore, we may collect information about how you use this website using cookies (and other similar technologies) – see below. We may also monitor site usage and traffic patterns to help us to improve the design and layout of our site, to personalise your experience by tailoring the content you see, thus optimising your user experience.
You should be aware that the use of the internet is not entirely secure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information that is transferred from you or to you via the internet. Any transmission is at your own risk.
We collect information about you to process your request and, if you agree, to email you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you.
PSTT will not share your information with any other organisation, except to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation in response to a request from a government or state body, or when other companies and individuals perform functions on our behalf (see ‘agents and service providers’ below). We use online services to back up our data; the data may be held in data centres in the UK or the EU.
We would like to send you information about our products and which may be of interest to you. We will only do this is if you have provided details specifically for this purpose. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date.
You have a right, at any time, to stop us from contacting you for marketing. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have in place appropriate security policies that are intended to ensure, as far as reasonably possible, the security and integrity of all our information, including your personal information.
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the address found at the bottom of this page. We will charge a fee for this service.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
Cookies act as a memory for a website, allowing that website to remember your computer on your return visits. This is particularly important for websites that require you to sign in as it speeds up your access. We use both session cookies (which exist only until you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which exist for a longer, specified period of time).
The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your hard disk. However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking ‘help’ in your browser menu. However, some of our website features may not function as a result.
We sometimes employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf (for example, we may use Eventbrite to book events or Mailchimp to email messages). They may need access to your personal information in order to perform their functions.
This website is directed at an adult audience. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children. Please do not use this website if you are under 18.
We may use the information we gather and/or receive about you to investigate and help prevent unlawful activity or activity that threatens our network or otherwise jeopardises the provision of this website and we may disclose such information to third parties (such as the police) for these purposes.
PSTT will comply with the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018 and any subsequent relevant legislation (including the General Data Protection Regulations, which came into effect on 25 May 2018) to ensure personal data is treated in a manner that is fair and lawful.
The following data protection principles will be upheld:
- Personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully
- Personal data will be obtained only for one or more specified purpose and will not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose
- Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
- Personal data shall not be kept for longer than necessary
- Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
- Appropriate measures will be put in place to protect the data
- Personal data will not be transferred to any other country outside the European economic area without adequate protection
GDPR includes the following rights for individuals:
- the right to be informed
- the right of access
- the right to rectification
- the right to erasure
- the right to restrict processing
- the right to data portability
- the right to object
- the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling
PSTT is committed to: providing adequate security measures to protect personal data; ensuring staff are made aware of good practice in data protection; ensuring anyone handling personal data knows where to find further guidance; dealing with queries about data protection in an effective and prompt manner; and regularly reviewing procedures and guidelines within our organisation.
PSTT is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office; the reference number is ZB043328. PSTT is not required formally to designate a data protection officer. All enquiries relating to data protection should be directed to PSTT’s CEO.
Or write to:
Primary Science Teaching Trust
12 Whiteladies Road
Last reviewed: November 2023