Privacy Policy

Who we are

Chichester Forest Schools CIC

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Chichester Forest Schools CIC privacy Policy

The privacy and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. This privacy policy explains how and why we use your personal data, to make sure we can complete our service and you can be confident about giving us your information.

At Chichester Forest Schools the use of personal data (any information which identifies you, or which can be identified as relating to you personally for example, name, address, phone number, email address, NI number, date of birth), will be collected by us and only used by us. We’ll only collect the personal data that we need. With our newsletter, events information, we do not share data and people can opt-out at any time.

No data will be passed to any third parties. Any data will be stored securely both on paper and computer.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When signing up to our newsletter via our website/Mailchimp you will be asked to enter your name and email address.

Use of Photographs

We may take photographs at sessions. We will only take and use photographs if you have given us consent to do so. Names are not released with photos. Photos may be used on our Facebook page and other social media.

How do we use your information?

We may use your information to contact you about our events and training. We only use your information if you have consented to receive information about Chichester Forest Schools and our events.

How do we protect visitor information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.

Third party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Your Rights

In relation to data about you, for which we are the data controller, the GDPR requires us to inform you of the rights listed below.

  • You have the right to ask us for access to and ratification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing.
  • You have the right to object to processing information on the basis of Legitimate Interest.
  • You have the right to data portability for the data that you provided about yourself on the basis of Consent of Contract.
  • You have the right to withdraw your Consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of earlier processing.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

You can find more information about these rights on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.


We are relying on legitimate interests which means that:

  • We are using a targeted and proportionate way of achieving our purpose.
  • We take on extra responsibility for ensuring people’s rights and interests are fully considered and protected.
  • Legitimate interests mean we use data in ways that people would reasonably expect and that have a minimal privacy impact. 
  • We rely on legitimate interests for marketing activities having a proportionate and minimal privacy impact, would not be likely to surprise or be objected to.
  • We keep a record of our LIA (Legitimate Interest Assessment) and the outcome.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) regulates compliance with data protection legislation and can provide you with independent and impartial advice and guidance.

In relation to this website


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information