Privacy Policy

UK Boarding Schools Privacy Policy

UK Boarding Schools (“UKBS”) respects the privacy of every person for whom it has personal data [“data”]. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. UKBS is part of Metropolis International Group Ltd which is the data controller. Its privacy policy is shown on the website www.metropolis.co.uk/privacy

UKBS only collect the data you have provided and use it only for the purpose you have provided it for, this being to assist you in finding the right school for your child. The data provided is stored on a secure server and sent via our website to schools that match the criteria you have provided. We also offer a helpdesk service where you provide more information and we search for appropriate schools for you. In order to provide these services, we collect some or all of the following data: your contact details, child name, age, gender, nationality, date of birth etc. When data is no longer required, or to comply with the law, it is securely removed and destroyed.

We do not share the data provided by you with any third party for marketing purposes, except the data you provide to be shared with selected UK independent schools that fit your criteria. We do use third parties to securely store your data and to send emails to you and share data with them so that they can provide these services.

We have physical, technical and administrative measures to protect data from theft, misuse or accidental destruction and to keep it confidential. All employees and data processors (third parties who may process data on our behalf) who access your data are contractually obliged to keep the information confidential and secure and not to use it for any other purpose other than that they are contracted to carry out for us.

Legal information and how to contact us

You have the right to see and correct data we hold, the right to restrict the processing we do, and the right to object to it and to have your data transferred to a third party. If you wish to do any of these things or have any questions about how we use your data, or wish to make a complaint about any privacy issues, please contact the Group Data Privacy Lead – Richard Hutchinson at dataprivacy@metropolis.co.uk or write to him at:

Richard Hutchinson
Group Data Privacy Lead
UK Boarding Schools
c/o Metropolis Group Holdings Limited
7th Floor, Vantage London
Great West Road
London TW8 9AG

Requests will be dealt with and responded to within a reasonable period, and no longer than 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the way your request was handled you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority – details of which are given below:

Information Commissioner’s Office
https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Telephone: +44 303 123 1113