Montessori Society AMI (UK)


PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy sets out how The Montessori Society AMI (UK) (hereafter referred to as the Society) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our services. The Society needs to collect and keep certain personal information in order to fulfil its Contractual and Consent obligations. From 25 May 2018 the processing of this personal information is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.


The personal data we keep and process

When you use one or more of our services, we may ask for your name, address, contact email address and phone number. Other personal data may also be requested such as your qualification(s) or the name of your school. The Society uses your personal data to manage membership benefits, send out renewal information, e-newsletters, publications and other documentation. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for our own research purposes, to improve our products and services.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting, e.g. information on training or parenting courses.

All personal data is password protected. We take steps to ensure that the data we keep is accurate, up to date and secure, and we do not keep it for any longer than is necessary. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Society members are able to add, edit or delete personal data using an individual password to access their membership entry on our database. If you wish to cancel your membership and be removed from the database, please email us. Members are also able to add, edit or delete the details that they wish to appear to other members on the Society website. Personal data may also be added, edited or deleted by designated Society staff.


Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Your personal data is stored electronically in our membership database which is provided by Wild Apricot, a Canadian based company. The Society website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we try to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the Society. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the Society takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.




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