National Teacher Accreditation (NTA) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and any subsequent UK legislation covering data protection, the Data Controller is NTA.
This Policy sets out why we collect personal information about individuals and how we use that information. It explains the legal basis for this and the rights you have over the way your information is used.
This Policy covers NTA in relation to the collection and use of the information you give us. We may change this Policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes we will advertise this on the website or contact you directly with the information. Please check this page occasionally to make sure you are happy with any changes.
If you have any questions about this Policy or concerning your personal information please contact the NTA office on 01761 408173, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Midsomer Enterprise Park, Midsomer Norton, Somerset BA3 2BB.
The type and amount of information we collect depends on why you are providing it.
The information we collect when you make an enquiry to NTA includes your name, school/trust name, telephone number and email address.
If you are applying to be a member of NTA we will ask for details of your school/trust which will include the name of your school and/or MAT/group and the name of your Accounting Officer. If you are registering for NTA, we will ask for details about your school including type (e.g. secondary), status (e.g. academy), your school DfE number, your LEA and possible religious type. We will also ask whether you are a teaching school or not. We will then ask which type of membership you wish to apply for. We then ask for details of the leadership person applying to be part of the membership – this includes job title, title, name and email address. We also ask for the same information for the governance person and the finance person. We also ask you to tick to say whether each of these is a National Leader of Education, National Leader of Governance or a Specialist Leader of Education.
If you sign up for an event, in addition to asking for the name, telephone number, email address and role/position of the person making the booking, we also ask for the school name and group or trust name if applicable. We also ask for the full postal address of the organisation and type of school (primary, secondary or special). We then ask for the title, name, position and email address of each of the attendees being booked onto the event.
For any payment, we will keep copies of your bank details if we need to make regular payments to you – for example refunding travel expenses, doing consultancy work.
If you are a job applicant the information you are asked to provide is as set out in the application and necessary for the purposes of our considering the application.
We may collect information from you whenever you contact us or have any involvement with us for example when you:
We collect information:
We will use your personal information in a number of ways which reflect the legal basis applying to processing of your data. These may include:
The use of your information for the purposes set out above is lawful because one or more of the following applies:
If you want to contact us about your marketing preferences please contact admin@NTA.org.uk, or call on 01761 408173.
We understand the importance of security of your personal information and take appropriate steps to safeguard it.
All electronic data is password protected and therefore stored securely. See our ICT Policy here (link)
We always ensure only authorised persons have access to your information, which means only our staff, trustees and contractors, and that everyone who has access is appropriately trained to manage your information.
No data transmission over the internet can however be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So while we strive to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide online and you do this at your own risk.
We may also disclose your personal information if we are required to do so under any legal obligation and may use external data for the purposes of fraud prevention and credit risk reduction, or where doing so would not infringe your rights, but is necessary and in the public interest.
Other than this, we will not share your information with other organisations without your consent.
We really appreciate it if you let us know if your contact details change. You can do so by contacting us at admin@NTA.org.uk
“Cookies” are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enable the server to collect information from the browser. They are stored on your hard drive to allow our website to recognise you when you visit. Our website uses one cookie (called “PHPSESSID”), which is a necessary part of the functionality behind the Members section. We also use Google Analytics for tracking aggregated website metrics and Google use a number of their own cookies too. Please read our cookies policy here
We will hold your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity. Please see our Records Retention Policy here
Where we rely on your consent to contact you for direct marketing purposes, we will treat your consent as lasting only for as long as it is reasonable to do so. This will usually be for three years. We may periodically ask you to renew your consent.
If you ask us to stop contacting you with marketing or fundraising materials, we will keep a record of your contact details and limited information needed to ensure we comply with your request.
You have the right to request details of the processing activities that we carry out with your personal information through making a Subject Access Request. Such requests have to be made in writing. More details about how to make a request, and the procedure to be followed, can be found in our Data Protection Policy. To make a request contact us at admin@NTA.org.uk
You also have the following rights:
All of these rights are subject to certain safeguards and limits or exemptions, further details of which can be found in our Data Protection Policy. To exercise any of these rights, you should contact the Executive Officer at the above address.
If you are not happy with the way in which we have processed or dealt with your information, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Further details about how to complain can be found here.
This Policy may be changed from time to time and we will advertise this on our website. If we make any significant changes we will contact you directly with the information.
Do please check this Policy each time you consider giving your personal information to us.
May 2018 – updated September 2018
 The Fundraiser Regulator states that the period should be assessed having regard to how long the individual would consider it reasonable to be contacted before they are asked to renew consent. (See Fundraiser Regulator’s Personal Information and Fundraising: Consent, Purpose and Transparency 21 February 2017 www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk).