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Privacy Policy

1. Purpose of this Statement

This statement tells you how we will collect and process your personal data when you access this website www.tcsocc.uk, and the linked competition website at https://challenge.tcsocc.uk.

2. Automated Collection of Browsing Data

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded. This will include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-Automated Collection of Personal Information

The website www.tcsocc.uk will not ask you for any personal data. The competition website https://challenge.tcsocc.uk will require teachers who wish to register to give their names and schools, and to specify name and gender of each competing student. Name and school information will be used only for the purposes of the competition and follow-up activities (e.g. further rounds of the competition, invitations to participate in prize givings or related outreach events), and will be provided only to those involved in the organisation of such activities.; Relevant invitations will be issued via teachers, and students will not be contacted directly. No contact information of students will be collected. Gender information will be used only for anonymised statistical analysis of results.  The latter analysis may involve passing of performance and gender statistics (but not names) to our international partners.

4. Retention of Information

Minimal personal information relating to students will remain on the website while they are eligible to take part, to enable checking of results by the participants and to enable students to login in future years while of school age. Thereafter, all such information will be deleted and results will become inaccessible. Should a student wish to be removed from the database, they should ask their school coordinator to contact us to have their account and all personal information deleted. Contact information for teachers may be retained, to facilitate communication about future competitions. Students' names will not be added to the Roll of Honour page on this website without first asking permisiion from the teachers of the students. Any student wishing to be removed can, at a later date, be asked to be removed by sending an email to info@tcsocc.uk.

5. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device 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. Our website www.tcsocc.uk and the linked competition website at https://challenge.tcsocc.uk use only cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the service, e.g. to keep track of user sessions. By using these websites you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. We do not use cookies to collect any personal information about you.

6. Changes to this statement

This statement and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page. If you have any queries relating to the privacy statement then please contact info@tcsocc.uk.