Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.  We collect certain information or data about you when you use our website.

This includes:
  • your IP address from which you access our website, and details of which version of web browser, operating system and device type used;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the website address of the website from which you accessed our website;
  • the country from which you viewed our website.

This helps us to:
  • improve our website by monitoring how you use it;
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to - this will be communicated via Aberdeenshire Council's email servers not directly through our school website;
  • unless you voluntarily submit personal information to us (for example, by sending us an e-mail) we cannot personally identify you using your data.
Questions, queries or feedback you have should be sent via email. Currently all qualitative communication between the school and online traffic is through Aberdeenshire Council's corporate email servers - not through our school website or the Wix service servers;

Where your data is stored
Our school is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to share our news with you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.  

We do not offer or provide services on our school website that would require payments or financial information. Other services external to our website may; for example, if you are ordering school uniforms. In this instance, you should check with that company's privacy policy.

 
How we will communicate with you
Whenever you make contact with Whitehills School this will be done directly through Aberdeenshire Council's email servers or telephony and not through our school website. Commenting on news and blog posts on this site has been disabled. The only information available on our school website will be school related with children, young people and staff who have gave explicit permission to have photographs shared online.

Cookies
We do not collect personal information and no part of our site should ask you for your personal information. Data is collected anonymously in aggregate only, which allows us to to collect information on how the website is used, while allowing you to enjoy browsing our website. 

Links to other websites. Our website may contain links to and from other websites. This privacy policy only applies to our website. If you follow a link to another website from this one, you should read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Policy amendments
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 
Who to contact
If you have any questions or queries regarding this Privacy Policy specific to our school website, or want to know further information including about content or if you think personal data has been collected about you from our website then please use the following contact information:
Whitehills School
Forbes Road
Whitehills
AB45 2LX
Email: whitehills.sch@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01261 455795
- updated 19/10/2021