Harrow Association Website Privacy Policy

Why do we gather and use personal information?

The Harrow Association gathers the personal information of its members, new OHs, current and past parents in order to:

  • maintain contact between them and the School
  • provide services to Harrow Association members and Old Harrovians

How do I update or change the information you collect?

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we have about you, and to correct any inaccuracies. You can also change your details at any time through the Update your details page.

Does the Harrow Association sell my personal information to other companies?

Please note the Harrow Association will not give or sell your personal information to any outside organisation for that organisation's own use without your consent. Your information may however be shared with agents or contractors of the Harrow Association when they provide services to the Association.

The Harrow Association may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to a) conform with the law; b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Harrow Association, Harrow School or the Harrow Development Trust, or the site and c) act in circumstances where it is necessary to protect the personal safety of members of the Harrow Association, our site or other members of the Harrow School community.

Who else can access my data?

Members of the Harrow Association may request names and addresses if they wish to contact co-members, OHs, current or past parents, or to undertake a mailing on behalf of the Harrow Association e.g. to organise a House Dinner, a Regional Dinner or sports fixture. We will confirm that the person requesting the information is a bona fide member of the Harrow Association before releasing contact details of members to them.

If we are asked for information on an OH, Association member, current or past parent or current pupil by someone who is NOT a member of the Harrow Association and who does not work for Harrow School, we will pass the contact details of the person requesting the information to the OH, Association member, current or past parent concerned so that the release of their personal information to that individual is their choice.

Does the site use cookies and what do they do?

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. The Harrow Association website uses two types of cookie. Neither of these cookies contain personal information and both can be blocked by your machine (if you have set it to deny cookies) without affecting your use of the website.

The first is an optional session identifier cookie which only lasts for the duration of your visit to the website: when you close your browser, the cookie is deleted. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how visitors use the site in the aggregate. It does not collect personally identifiable information, and does not track your movements between different websites. The cookies used by Google Analytics are:
You may opt out of Google Analytics on all websites by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

This cookie contains an ID that enables the server to associate each "hit" with a particular "visit"; if the cookie is denied by your machine, the ID will be propagated within links instead, and nothing will be left on your machine. This simply enables us to tell how long our visitors are spending on the site each time, and also means that you only have to login once per visit, as the server remembers that you have already done so. You are not personally identified by our server, and the cookie is not stored after you have left our site.

The second cookie is also optional, but is only sent to your browser if you elect to have your login details stored locally, in which case it lasts indefinitely. The cookie contains your username and an encrypted form of your password. This is used to automatically log you into the website without prompting you for your details. It is intended to make logging in more convenient for you.

If this cookie is denied by the user's machine, you will have to re-enter your login details on each visit to the site.

How do I opt out of being contacted by the Harrow Association or the School?

If you do not wish to receive mailings or any other contact from the Harrow Association please tick the relevant box on the Update your details page, or inform Perena Shryane on 020 8872 8200 or ha@harrowschool.org.uk

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