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.
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.
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Wordsworth Competition- A Walk on the Wild Side 02-May-2017
Every school in Cumbria was invited again to participate in the annual Wordsworth Poetry Award; this year’s theme: A Walk on the Wild Side. Over 100 pupils from Furness Academy entered, as did many hundreds more from across the county. 16 pupils from Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 were randomly chosen to attend the event, that was held at Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in Rydal, near Ambleside.Read In Full