Kent-Teach Blog Privacy Notice

(Kent-Teach is now part of People Services at Commercial Services Group)

This notice was last updated on 1st September 2022.

The notice will be reviewed on an annual basis or when a change in legislation and/or practices dictates and any changes will be notified to you by posting an updated version on our websites and/or by contacting you via email.

We recommend that you regularly check for changes and review this policy when visiting our websites.

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.

Who are we?

Commercial Services Group (CSG) People Services is trading style of Commercial Services Kent Ltd (Reg No. 5858177), a company wholly owned by Kent County Council and registered in England and Wales.

Kent-Teach, a trading brand within CSG People Services, provides a recruitment service to schools, academies, trusts and other education establishments in Kent via the Kent-Teach website. 

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 applying for vacancies advertised on Kent-Teach are advised to check the privacy policies of those other sites for their terms and conditions.

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.

Kent-Teach collects, uses and processes personal information about you. When we do we are regulated under the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies across the European Union. We are responsible as ‘joint controller’ with the school of that personal information for the purposes of those laws. 

If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about the processing of your personal information please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) via email at

We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all our customers and their employees and other people with whom we interact in the course of undertaking our services.  This Privacy Notice offers both our customers and their employees with meaningful and accessible guidance on our approach to handling personal data.

The personal information we collect and use

Information collected by us

In order for you to blog for, 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

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  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

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

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 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:

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 UK or EU/EEA) may lawfully take place under the UK or EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) where 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:

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

Customer information may be shared within Kent HoldCo. Ltd. Group (ultimate holding company for CSG) under a Data Sharing Agreement. The Agreement reflects the requirements of the UK GDPR and DPA 2018. Where a customer organisation purchases multiple services from within the Group the following information may be shared where this is required to deliver the services: title, name, email address / contact details, employee number, job title, products/services consumed.

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 UK General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to exercise a right, please contact our DPO via email at or write to Data Protection Officer, Commercial Services Group, 1 Abbey Wood Road, King Hill, West Malling, ME19 4YT.

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.