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Our privacy policy

This is North East SCITT's website cookie and privacy policy. Please read it carefully as you should only submit information to us through this site if you agree we may use it in accordance with this policy.

At North East SCITT, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide when booking events or enquiring with us.

We may amend our policy to reflect changes to our business, website or to data protection law or legislation. We therefore ask you to revisit this policy on a regular basis to ensure you are familiar with its terms.

This policy only applies to our website; if you follow a link out of our site or leave our site in some other way, this policy will no longer apply.

The policy sets out who we are and describes the information we collect what we do with it how you can find out more.

Who we are:

This website is provided by WIX for North East SCITT. More information about North East SCITT may be found in the contact us section.

Our registered address is:

The Academy at Shotton Hall
Passfield Way
County Durham

We collect information from you:

  • when you complete our online forms

  • by means of ’cookies’ when you use our site, and

  • in the form of ’traffic data’.

Online forms

In general, we will collect the information we need to provide you with the service to which the form relates. For example, if you submit a contact form as a minimum we will collect your name, email address, and contact message. Further optional information may be collected if you submit it to us.

Where we ask for more information to help us improve our services, over and above the basic required information, your response is voluntary and you are free not to provide us with more information if you would prefer not to do so.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by websites you visit to enable the site to ’remember’ who you are. In general, cookies are only visible to the site that serves them, not to other websites. ‘Serves’ means places on your computer’s hard drive.


We use the cookies on this website to help you navigate our website efficiently, perform certain functions and to collect site statistics.  These cookies do not store any personal information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without your permission.


North East SCITT uses a number of suppliers (3rd Party) who also set cookies on this website on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they are providing. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt-out, please see the information provided below.


Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the North East SCITT website and could mean that key features do not work properly. We strongly recommend allowing cookies from this website so that we can provide you with a full service.


To help you make an informed decision, we have categorised the cookies used on this site into two categories;


  • Session (Transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browser and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

  • Persistent (Permanent or Stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e. they are based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.


Session cookies this website uses:

  • hs - for Security


Persistant cookies this website uses:

  • svSession - Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site

  • XSRF-TOKEN - for security

  • TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters) - for security

  • TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters) - for security


Optional cookies from Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We use this Plug-in to allow us to provide a better user experience to you and only use it on the basis that Google adheres to its own Privacy Policy.


The Google Privacy policy -


How to control and delete cookies

North East SCITT will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you unless you willingly provide it. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by this website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.


Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.


For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.


We do not use ’spyware’, that is web bugs or hidden identifiers or other similar devices to gain access to information, store hidden information or to trace your activities.

Traffic data
We keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by the server. This includes your IP address, the website address you visited before ours, the website address you visit after leaving our site and which pages you visit on our site. We do not 
store or analyse this traffic data in a way that identifies any individual. We also use Google Analytics for site statistics – see 'Cookies’ above for details of how this works.



We use a trusted third-party service, HubSpot, to assist with event bookings and lead tracking. HubSpot also assists us in sending marketing communications, only if you have opted in to receive them. We have ensured that HubSpot complies with applicable data protection laws and regulations, however, you can view their Data Processing Agreement here.

What we do with your information

How we use it

We use the information you provide for the following purposes:

  • To confirm your event booking and communicate event details to you.

  • To send you relevant updates or notifications related to the event you booked.

  • To provide customer support and respond to any enquiries or concerns you may have.

  • To improve our event offerings and services based on your feedback.

  • For administrative and record-keeping purposes.

  • To send you marketing communications (if you have opted in), such as newsletters, event invitations, and updates about our teacher training programs and services.

Data storage

We will store the personal information you provide for a period of two academic years from the date of the event booking. After this period, we will autonomise your data unless required to retain it for legal or regulatory purposes.

When we share it
We may disclose your information to third parties in
certain circumstances. Suppliers who process information on our behalf, such as our IT service providers. They will have incidental access to your information but will be obliged to act only on our instructions and to keep your information secure.


  • We may disclose your information to law enforcement or regulatory bodies if required to do so by them.

  • We may also disclose your information to a third party in the context of actual or threatened legal proceedings or if otherwise required to do so by law.

Your information will not be disclosed to or shared with any third party except as specified above.

How we keep it secure

Only authorised personnel and contractors have access to your information. We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Transfers outside Europe

Data protection legislation is harmonised throughout the European Economic Area (EEA), which comprises the EU member states, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Countries outside the EEA do not generally have the same level of protection for personal information as those within the EEA.

Because of the way the Internet works, it is possible that the information you provide to us could be routed via countries outside the EEA. However this is not considered a ‘transfer’ under data protection legislation and unless you are from outside the EEA, we will not transfer any information we collect from you outside the EEA without your permission or as permitted by law.

Further information about data protection issues including the online Register of Data Controllers can be found at

Finding out more
You can ask us to stop sending you material at any time by emailing or writing to the address on the contact page. Please specify what you wish us to do clearly.

Further information about data protection issues including the online Register of Data Controllers can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website.

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