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General
Personal privacy is of great importance to Hollinwood Academy. Protection of your personal information is paramount. Such concern for your privacy is no different with regard to electronic information as to that which is paper based.


In recognition of our commitment to your privacy we set out the following important points which you should note:

You do not have to give us any personal or private information about yourself in order to visit our web site;

If you visit our site just to read or download information, we will collect and store only the following information (web access logs) about your visit. Most organisations maintain these logs as a method of assessing the effectiveness of their websites. These logs do not contain any personal or private information and we do not make any attempt to link the visitor information in the logs with the individuals using our site;    

The name of the domain from which you access the Internet and the Internet Protocol (IP) address or host name, which may or may not identify a specific computer. An IP address is something with which all computers accessing the internet are automatically allocated at point of connection;  The date and time you accessed our site; The pages you visited and information accessed;  The Internet address of any website from which you linked directly to our site; The type of browser software used to access our site.  We will collect personal or private information only if this is provided specifically and knowingly by you, using an online form or by sending us an email;  Personal or private information which you provide will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection, or for purposes which are legally permitted;  We will only share your personal or private information with outside parties in ways that are permitted by this Statement, or if we are required to do so by law, or to comply with a court order;  We will only retain your personal or private information for as long as is necessary and in accordance with our Record Retention Policy (a copy of which is freely available through our publication scheme which can be found at New Bridge School, Roman Road, Hollinwood, Oldham, OL8 3PH, Tel 0161 770 6999.


Web access logs may be used to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers. The logs are deleted periodically. When you send us an email using the form on our site, we retain a log of the time each message is received by the server; the source and destination address of each message; the time each message is forwarded and the delivery status of each message.