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Oak National Academy Privacy Policy

Oak National Academy is committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of visitors when using our website or communicating electronically with us.

Oak National Academy may process your personal data as described in this policy – in doing so, it acts as a data controller. 

This policy will be reviewed regularly and may be updated from time to time.

Your personal data

Oak National Academy may collect personal data including:

  • Information you share with us in emails

Where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details, the personal data you provide to Oak National Academy will be used exclusively for providing you with the information you have requested.

  • Information we get from your use of our website.

We collect information through Google Analytics to see how you use the site. This helps us to make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and make improvements.

Information collected includes IP addresses. The data is anonymised before being used for analytics processing.

Google Analytics processes anonymised information about the pages you visit, how long you spend on each page, how you got to the site and what you click on while you’re visiting the site.

We do not store your personal information through Google Analytics (for example your name or address). We will not identify you through analytics information, and we will not combine analytics information with other data sets in a way that would identify who you are.

If you have given consent, we may use your personal information to send you our e-newsletter, which includes all of our marketing communications and updates.

Our legal basis for processing your data

The legal basis for processing personal data in relation to site security is our legitimate interests, and the legitimate interests of our users, in ensuring the security and integrity of the site.

The legal basis for processing anonymised data for Google Analytics is your consent.

The legal basis for processing all other personal data is that it’s necessary to deliver our service.

We will only contact you through our e-newsletter if you have given us your consent to do so.  If you withdraw your consent for us to contact you with this information, we will no longer use your contact details in this way.

It is in our legitimate interest to inform stakeholders of the work we are doing. Stakeholders may find our updates informative and useful in shaping the discussion on these issues. If you are a stakeholder and you are receiving communications from us, but do not wish to do so anymore, then let us know at [email protected] and we will no longer contact you in this way.

What we do with your data

We will not sell or rent your data to third parties, share your data with third parties for marketing purposes or use your data in analytics. 

We will share your data if we are required to do so by law. It may also be shared with our technology suppliers, for example our hosting provider.

Oak National Academy will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purpose we collect it and never longer than the law requires us to.


We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data. 

We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.

Data collected may be transferred outside of the EEA for the purposes of processing. We have taken steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your data in these instances. 

Your rights

You have the right to request:

  • information about how your personal data is processed
  • a copy of that personal data
  • that anything inaccurate in your personal data is corrected immediately

You can also:

  • raise an objection about how your personal data is processed
  • request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it
  • ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances

Complaints or Queries

If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out within it please contact [email protected]


Oak National Academy Cookie Policy

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. 

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you. For example, by measuring how many people are using services, we can make services easier to use and ensure there’s enough capacity.

Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. You can easily decline or remove cookies from your computer using the settings within the Internet Options section in your browser control panel.

Cookies used on the Website

The following applications or processes may generate cookies while using our site: