Website Privacy

Heathside considers your privacy to be your absolute right, and we do everything in our power to ensure that the school website is secure and safe for all visitors. We are completely transparent about any data we collect and the reasons why it is collected.

Our website is only ever used to collect personal information when a visitor voluntarily provides it to us when registering a child for admission at Heathside. Any data provided to us, is treated as strictly confidential and is only used internally for the admissions process. We never pass your data on to third parties for marketing use or unintended purposes. Any mishandling of any personal data by any Heathside employee will be punished under the full extent of the law.

Like almost every website, we do employ the use of ‘cookies’ - little files which may get stored on your device by your web browser. While cookies do not identify your personal details to us, they can determine if your particular device/computer and/or web browser was used to visit our website before. Some of these cookies are essential to the normal operation of our website. Some are not essential but allow us to monitor and improve the website experience. You can disable cookies on your web browser if you wish, but you may lose some functionality. You are informed about the use of cookies the first time you visit our website.

We use cookies for the following reasons:

For security; We use cookies to inform you about the security measures we use on our site. We have a security certificate which ensures traffic to and from our site is encrypted (and warns you if ever for any reason it is not).

We also have anti-malware scanners installed on our site which regularly scan every file on our web server. These security measures have ‘site-seals’ (see below) which a user can click to verify the validity of our site. We do this to ensure our site is always kept safe. We use methods that verify and certify that our site is bona fide and participates in programmes where safe searches list our site and they attest that the website is safe and has a good reputation.

To ascertain if you are a returning visitor; We can determine if you are visiting our site for the first time (on a particular web browser and device), or if you have visited before. For example, links you may have clicked on a previous visit could be highlighted in different colour, or new sections you haven’t viewed before could be made to stand out visually. We also keep count of new and unique visitors to our site.

To determine the type of device you are using; Our website can detect if you are viewing from a mobile device, and whether it is in landscape or portrait orientation to optimise the viewing experience accordingly.

Last updated: April 2019

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