LAST UPDATED: 01/06/2021
1. Who we are/legal structure/data controller
1.2 Our group of companies includes Hamilton Education Ltd (company no. 0345012), with whom the Trust works closely.
1.3 By using the Trust’s website http://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk (‘Website’), obtaining any products (‘Products’) from the Website or utilising any of the services (‘Services’) set out in the Website or registering for any of the Trust’s seminars, you will be providing the Trust with your personal data.
1.5 For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is the William Rowan Hamilton Trust (ICO Registration Number: ZA030333).
2. What information we collect
2.1 When you visit the Website or obtain any Products and/or Services offered on the Website, the Trust may collect information including your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number and expiry date, list of Products and/or Services obtained and such other relevant information which the Trust deems necessary to process your order in respect of the Products and/or Services and provide maintenance and support services.
2.2 The Trust may also collect personal information when you contact us, send us feedback, post material to our website or complete customer surveys.
2.3 The processing of your personal information is necessary to enable the Trust to provide the Products and Services to you.
2.4 If you give us information on behalf of someone else or on behalf of a school or other legal entity, you confirm that the other person/entity has appointed you to act on his/her/its behalf and has agreed that you can:
2.4.1 Give consent on his/her/its behalf to the processing of his/her/its personal data;
2.4.2 Give consent to the transfer of his/her/its personal data abroad; and
2.6 We may monitor and record communications with you (such as telephone conversations and emails) for the purpose of quality assurance, training, fraud prevention and compliance.
2.7 Occasionally the Trust may receive information about you from other sources (such as credit reference agencies) which we will add to the information we already hold about you in order to help us provide product and services, improve/personalise our service to you.
2.8 The Trust may share your payment details with our chosen payment processer. We will ensure that any third party processor that we use operates with appropriate security measures in place to safeguard that data that we share with them.
2.10 Where necessary, the information collected is transmitted in a secure manner to third parties to assist the Trust to provide you with the Products and/or Services requested by you and to maintain the support services of the Trust.
3. How we will use your information
3.1 The Trust collects and processes information about you to deliver the products and services for which you have registered.
3.2 The Trust may also use your personal data for the following purposes:
3.3 The Trust uses your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to the website.
3.4 In processing your order we may send your details to and also use information from Hamilton Education, credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies.
3.5 The Trust may share your personal data with any group companies or charities specifically but not limited to Hamilton Education Ltd for the purposes of processing payments and keeping accounts.
3.6 If the Trust and/or part of its business is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to the Trust’s advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the Trust.
3.7 The Trust reserves the right to disclose your data (and you consent to such disclosure) if the Trust is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply the Trust’s Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Trust, the Trust’s customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
4. Transferring your information outside the EEA
4.1 For the purposes of providing the products and services to you the Trust may transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area. The Trust will always ensure any transfer is subject to appropriate security measures to safeguard your personal data.
5.1 Unless you have asked us not to do so, either by contacting us at the email address below or by choosing not to sign-up to receive marketing communications when you first registered, we may contact you by mail, telephone, SMS, fax, email about goods, services, promotions, special offers and charitable causes which may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct marketing communications from us, you can opt out at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.2 The Trust may wish to provide you with information about Products or Services featured on the Website or any other Service or Products the Trust thinks may be of interest to you by email or newsletter. The Trust will only do this with your consent. You can give this consent when you first register, or at any time when you sign up for our newsletter. If you have consented to receive such marketing material from us or other businesses you can opt out at any time. You should do this by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
5.3 We will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside our group of companies without your consent.
6. Access to your information and correction
6.1 You have a right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, please email or write to us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org; 1A Howard St, Oxford OX4 3AY. We may make a small charge for this service.
6.2 We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. If any of the information that you have provided to the Trust changes, for example if you change your email address, name or postal address or if you wish to cancel your order, please let the Trust know the correct details by sending an email to email@example.com or alternatively, if you can log in to your Hamilton account, you can make such changes by clicking on the ‘My Account’ link at the top of each page.
6.3 If you contact the Trust under clause 6.1 or 6.2 we may request proof of your identity and address.
6.4 Our policy is to retain personal information for 24 months in order to allow you to review or renew your account, but there may be circumstances in which we retain the information for longer or securely delete or return it to you.
7. Website and Cookies
7.1 Cookies are small text files which are placed on to your computer (or other electronic device) when you use our website.
7.5 If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. You can also delete any cookies from your computer. Refer to your internet browser’s help files. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of this website.
7.7 The Trust may also use aggregate information and statistics, (but, which will not contain your identifying information) for the purposes of monitoring your usage of the Website in order to help the Trust develop the Website and the Products and/or Services offered by the Trust. The Trust may provide such aggregate information to third parties.
7.8 The Trust may collect information which is based upon your behaviour and navigation on the Website. This information allows the Trust to carry out internal research on the users’ interest, demographics and behaviour so that the Trust can better understand, and in turn provide better information, products and services to you and other customers.
7.9 A complete list of the cookies used on this site and their purpose is given below:
This system uses a standard PHPSESSID cookie to hold information about your browsing session.
3rd party cookies used on this website
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States of America. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
How to reject or delete this cookie: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
CloudFlare provides security and protection for our website. It saves a cookie on computers in order to record whether that computer or device is trusted. It does not store any personally identifiable information.
You can find out more about this cookie here:
8. Protecting your information
8.1 Your information will be stored on secure servers. Your payment details are transferred using an encrypted connection certified by SSL.
8.2 While the Trust will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us.
8.3 If you have any concerns about how we handle your personal information, please contact us using the details below and we will endeavour to resolve the concerns as soon as possible to your satisfaction. If we do not deal with your concern to your satisfaction you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, the details of which are readily available online.
9.2 This policy was last updated on 1 June 2021.
10. How to contact us