Website and Cookie Policy

 

1.    This policy

This policy sets out how the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and our subsidiary ISI Consultancy Ltd (ISIC), uses any information that you give us, including our use of cookies, when you use the following websites:

This policy forms part of the Terms and Conditions for use of our websites. Please refer to our overarching Privacy Policy in relation to how we will handle personal information you give us more generally and to find out how to request a copy of the information we hold about you.

This policy is effective from 11 May 2017. ISI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

2.    What we collect via our websites

We may ask you for information in the sections of the websites that require registration details, including your name, contact information including telephone and email address and other information to enable us to provide a personalised service. We will make it clear when we are collecting personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

We may also collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

3.     What we do with the information we gather via our websites

We use any information gathered to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • to respond to enquiries and requests;
  • internal record keeping and administration;
  • to improve our websites; and/or
  • for statistical analysis (i.e. to find out the number of visitors to various parts of our websites).

4.    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. 

We do not pass personal information onto any other third parties except where permission has been given or where we are required to do so by law.

5.    Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. We use cookies to remember your login details and to tailor content to you as an individual. A cookie does not give us access to your computer. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. The table below explains in more detail the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name  What is it for?  How long does it last?   What's the implication for site behaviour?
 PHPSESSID Creating the PHP user 
session in the CMS
This session only  Required for the operation of the Absolute CMS 
 ISI_cookie_done Recording that a user has
seen (and agreed) to the 
cookie banner
 2½ years Required to track user agreement to the cookie policy – otherwise, the banner will be shown on every visit 
 _utma Google Analytics  1 year Required for accurate Google analytics tracking. Otherwise analytics data is likely to be incorrect
 _utmb Google Analytics  1 year Required for accurate Google analytics tracking. Otherwise analytics data is likely to be incorrect
 _utmc Google Analytics  This session only Required for accurate Google analytics tracking. Otherwise analytics data is likely to be incorrect
_utmz Google Analytics 1 year Required for accurate Google analytics tracking. Otherwise analytics data is likely to be incorrect

 

6.    How to control cookies

If you wish to restrict or block cookies you can set your internet browser to do so - click on the following link for further information http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1 . If you disable cookies you will not be able to use all the interactive features of our websites.

7.    Controlling your personal information

If you wish to change any information ISI holds about you via our websites or wish to unsubscribe from any mailing list you can do so at any time by emailing: data@isi.net.

8.    Enquiries

Should you require more information, please see our overarching Privacy Policy or email data@isi.net.