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Website Policies

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits the Furness Academy website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through any of our websites, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

If you complete any forms on any of our websites, for example a contact form, we will process the information on behalf of the school. The information submitted will be transmitted to a contact within the school by email, stored in a secure database or both. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting only if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Use of cookies on the Furness Academy website A cookie is a small file saved to a users device when the user accesses certain websites. These cookies can then be read when a user moves around the site and each subsequent time the user visits the site, depending on the type of cookie used. Cookies are useful as they can allow a website to store information about a user, such as whether they are logged into a website or for analytical purposes to track visits to a website. This site uses cookies for anonymous analytics purposes.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover 3rd party websites that we may link to within this site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We keep our privacy notice under regular review and any amendments will be uploaded to replace this current privacy policy.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use cookies when only strictly necessary, for example to remember when you return to the site after you login. If you would prefer not to enable cookies, you will still be able to navigate the site, but certain features might not function correctly. The majority of web browsers have cookies enabled by default, but if you want to double check this, see the section on Managing cookies. Cookies are nothing to be afraid of - We don’t store personal or sensitive information in the cookies we create. We present this information to you as part of our effort to comply with recent legislation, and to make sure we’re up-front and honest about your privacy when using our website.

Cookie Policy

To ensure you can fully use all the features of our site, your computer or mobile device will need to accept cookies. Using cookies is the only way we can provide you with certain features of our site. Our cookies never store personal or sensitive information; they simply hold a unique random reference to you so that once you visit the site we can recognise who you are and provide certain content to you. However, if you would prefer to block, limit or delete cookies, you can use your web-browser to do this. Each web-browser has different ways of doing this, so please look at the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this and other sites. Once again it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Third Party Cookies

Some on the cookies stored on your computer that relate to our website will not be directly related to us.

Google Analytics

This is used by nearly every website in the world and helps us view and analyse visitor information; such as browser versions, visitor numbers, and response to marketing activity. This information enables us to improve the website and your visiting experience. The information stored by these cookies is secure and can only be seen only by us and Google and never stores any confidential information.

Share Tools

If you decide to ‘share’ any of our content with friends or associates through any of the social networks - you may be sent cookies from these websites. We cannot control the creation of these cookies, so we suggest you visit the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Managing Cookies

The majority of web browsers have cookies enabled by default. If you don’t have cookies enabled on your computer, it will affect your experience when visiting our site. If you want to check cookies are enabled please follow the instructions below for your platform and browser.

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European Projects- Our visit to Greece 14-Mar-2017

From 8th til 11th March, Mrs Rae and Mr Tyson, along with Year 8 students Hannah Leece and Hannah Manson attended the 2nd Science Girls European Project meeting at The Platon School in Katerini, Grecce.

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