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If you register on any of our sites, or purchase any of our products, we will retain the information that you give us on a secure server in the UK.

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We may also use your data to understand our business better, to monitor the use made of our systems, and otherwise improve our site.

If you send us a comment about a school, we will make that comment available to our editors and staff. We may incorporate your comments and views in our write-ups of schools, but will not do so in a way which could lead to your identification

If you send us a comment on a specific individual, we will make that comment available to our editors and staff. We may incorporate your comments and views in our write-ups of schools, but will not do so in a way which could lead to your identification.

You are entitled to view a copy of any of your personal data we hold. Subject to payment of our administration charge, we will send you a copy of the data we hold following a request in writing sent to us at our postal address (see Contact Us). We will not disclose personal data which could identify another person unless we are satisfied that we can do so in such a way that will prevent that person being identified or we first obtain that person's consent.


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