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Kent-Teach Blog Privacy Notice

Last Updated: 7th August 2018

This privacy policy is aimed at individuals whose personal data we use as a result of our service contract with a Blogger and how that data is used. 

Kent-Teach is part of Cantium Business Solutions, a company owned by Kent County Council, it provides a recruitment service to schools, academies and trusts in Kent. We aim to maintain the highest possible standards and seek to adopt best practice with regards to the way in which we manage and process data in the course of our business. Individuals applying for vacancies advertised on Kent-Teach should refer to the relevant school’s privacy notice. We are not responsible for the privacy practice of those establishments and you are advised to check the privacy policies of those other sites for their terms and conditions.

We evaluate the relevant sites which we provide links to, but we do not give approval or endorsement of those websites and we are not responsible for their content or privacy practices. As such, links to other websites are not covered by this policy and individuals are advised to check the privacy policies of those other sites for their terms and conditions.

Kent-Teach collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Should you have any questions about this privacy notice please contact our Data Protection Officer, iSystems at dataprotection@cantium.solutions.

Who are we?

Kent-Teach (part of Kent County Council) collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws. Our Data Protection Officer is Benjamin Watts.

The personal information we collect and use

Information collected by us

In order for you to blog for Kent-Teach.com, we require the following information from the bullet points below:

  • Contact information: Name, email address or Facebook, Instagram Twitter, LinkedIn account handle (whichever is your chosen method of communication) 
  • Additional information: (optional) is requested such as, Occupation and Job Title, Social Media Handles

How we use your personal information

Processing your contact information required in the Information Collected by us section above is necessary for the performance of the contract which you (Data Subject) are a party. We need this information so you can successfully share your blog contribution with us which will allow us to upload it to www.Kent-Teach.com/blog. The additional information that is optional (Occupation, Job Titles and Social Media Handles) is only required if you wish to share these details publicly with your blog on www.Kent-Teach.com/blog.  We will also use your email address or chosen method of communication to contact you regarding further contribution to the Kent-Teach blog. 

If permission is granted by you, we will use your social media handle to connect with you on social media as well as promote you and your blog article, as well as other posts you create on that social platform. 

We store your information from the Information Collected by us section above on our computer system, in order to effectively process your information and track the last time that you published a blog. 

How long your personal data will be kept

Kent-Teach will hold your personal information for:

  • the duration of you wishing to contribute to the Kent-Teach blog. Your data will be permanently deleted if you contact us and state you no longer wish to contribute to the Kent-Teach blog. If you do not contact us to state you no longer wish to contribute to the Kent-Teach blog, we will keep hold of your data for one year for possible future contributions.

Reasons we can collect and use your personal information

We rely on performance of a contract with you (our terms and conditions) as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data. We rely on our legitimate interests in receiving and sharing your blog contributions with us to publicly share on www.Kent-Teach.com/blog

The provision of information shown above in the Information Collected by us section above is required from you to enable you to successfully send blog contributions to us to publicly share on www.Kent-Teach/blog.

As we have a contractual basis for collecting your personal data, if you do not provide the information in the aforementioned section, we will be unable to publish your blog on www.Kent-Teach.com/blog.

We may use your data where necessary to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity. 

Who we share your personal information with

  • If you give us consent to share your Name, Occupation, Job Title and/or Social Media handles, we will display these details publicly on Kent-Teach.com/blog with your submitted blog article. 
  • Our ICT department have complete access to our emails and files and therefore could potentially access the data you choose to share with us. However, if there is not a fault with the software we use to store your information, they have no reason to access this data. 
  • We may connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn if you choose this method of communication and by doing so the blog information you share with us will be shared on these platforms. See the following data centre locations for each social platform below; the below locations are where your data is stored when using the social platforms:                                                                          - Facebook and Instagram (United States and Sweden) 
    - Twitter (United States) 
    - LinkedIn (transferred from the EU and Switzerland to the United States)

By clicking on the above links for each social media platform, you will access how each platform complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield. 

A transfer of personal data to a third country (outside of the EU) may lawfully take place under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) where the European Commission has decided that country or the international organisation in question ensures an adequate level of protection.  In the United States this is limited to the EU-US Privacy Shield.  You may view the list of current ‘decisions on a country’s adequacy of data protection’ here:  

https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

We will share personal information with our professional advisers or with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.

We may share your Contact Information with other Business Services Centre teams but will never do so without contacting you first. This will only be if there is an opportunity for your blog contribution to feature in another outlet and we deem it to be of interest to you.

Your Rights

Under the GDPR you have a number of rights which you can access free of charge which allow you to:

  • Know what we are doing with your information and why we are doing it
  • Ask to see what information we hold about you
  • Ask us to correct any mistakes in the information we hold about you
  • Object to direct marketing
  • Make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office

Depending on our reason for using your information you may also be entitled to:

  • Ask us to delete information we hold about you
  • Have your information transferred electronically to yourself or to another organisation
  • Object to decisions being made that significantly affect you
  • Object to how we are using your information
  • Stop us using your information in certain ways

We will always seek to comply with your request however we may be required to hold or use your information to comply with legal duties. Please note: your request may delay or prevent us delivering a service to you.

For further information about your rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the guidance from the UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to exercise a right, please contact dataprotection@cantium.solutions.

Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review.  This document was last updated in August 2018.

Who to Contact

You can contact our Data Protection Officer, iSystems at dataprotection@cantium.solutions.

Please contact dataprotection@cantium.solutions to exercise any of your rights, or if you have a complaint about why your information has been collected, how long it has been used or how long we have kept it for.

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone 03031 231113.

For further information visit https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/about-the-website/privacy-statement.

We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review.  This document was last updated in August 2018.