Stoke-on-Trent City Council is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Stoke-on-Trent City Council Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Stoke-on-Trent City Council website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Stoke-on-Trent City Council collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Stoke-on-Trent City Council also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Stoke-on-Trent City Council so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Stoke-on-Trent City Council is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Stoke-on-Trent City Council collects and uses your personal information to operate the Stoke-on-Trent City Council Web site and delivers the admissions service you have requested. The information supplied by you is securely held on the Capita ONE database and is used by the Department's staff, including schools. All information provided will be treated in confidence, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and used for the purposes of fulfilling the Authorities statutory and operational needs in relation to school admissions.  It may also be shared with other departments in the council for the purposes of preventing fraud, misuse of public funds and any legal or statutory requirements. Information will also be shared with North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust for the purpose of updating and maintaining school nurse records.  If you have any objection to this information being shared with the NSPCT, please write to the Admissions and Transport Team, Chidren and Family Services, Ground Floor, Swann House, Boothen Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4SY.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Stoke-on-Trent City Council or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Stoke-on-Trent City Council; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, or the public.