This website is owned by Middlesbrough Council. It relates to Middlesbrough Council’s two nurseries, Bright Stars Nursery and Stainsby Nursery. Both nurseries are part of the School Readiness team, Stronger Families service, at Middlesbrough Council.

Any information which you send to us through this website, i.e. your personal details when completing the contact form, is managed as follows:

1. We will keep information no longer than we reasonably believe is necessary

We keep your data only for as long as is required. Personal details which you submit through this website are sent directly to the relevant nursery (Bright Stars Nursery or Stainsby Nursery) and are not stored by the website.

Your details will be kept for as long as it takes to respond to your query. If, as a result of your message, your child is enrolled at the nursery, your details will be used and stored in line with the nursery’s privacy policy.

2. We will use information only for the purpose for which you sent it

The personal details you submit via the website will only be used for the purpose of contacting you about your query. They will not be used for any other purpose.

3. We may use information for statistical analysis but in such a way that your identity will not be involved

To improve the user experience of this website we track your activity on this website. This statistical data generated in this way is completely anonymised.

4. Use of cookies

A number of cookies are present on this website. The purpose of these cookies to enable the website to function correctly and improve your experience.

Most of the cookies set are essential to ensure the website functions correctly. Three cookies on this website are non-essential, you must therefore accept for these cookies to be used before they are placed on your computer or device. You can amend your preference at anytime by clicking the cog icon at the bottom of the website.

The different cookies used on this site are explained below:

Cookie name Purpose of cookie Cookie expires
_ga Google Analytics to monitor your activity on our website 2 years
_gat Google Analytics to monitor your activity on our website 1 day
_gid Google Analytics to monitor your activity on our website 1 day
cookie_notice_accepted Records that you have accepted that the website uses cookies 1 month
fusionredux_current_tab Essential WordPress theme cookies to maintain core site functionality 7 days
device Website cookie to ensure the site is displayed correctly for your requirements e.g. screen size 1 day
device_type Website cookie to ensure the site is displayed correctly for your requirements e.g. screen size 1 day

5. Getting consent to use your data

By entering your details on this website you are giving us permission to contact you in relation to the query you submit about Middlesbrough Nurseries (Bright Stars Nursery and Stainsby Nursery). If any services require further consent from you, this will be explicitly asked for and explained.

6. We will only collect information that is required

All of the information we ask for is required to respond to your query. We do not ask for information which is not needed, thereby ensuring that we do not hold unnecessary information about you.

7. Website protected by https

This website is secured using https security. The https which appears at the beginning of our website address means that this website is certified secure, and therefore any data which is passed to us via this website is safe.

8. Storage of data given

Information which you input through this site is securely sent to the relevant nursery (Bright Stars Nursery or Stainsby Nursery), depending on which contact form you complete. The data you submit will be sent in email form and stored in a secure inbox accessible only to staff members at the nursery. If, as a result of your message, your child is enrolled at the nursery, your details will be used and stored in line with the nursery’s privacy policy.

The data you submit is not stored anywhere in the website.

9. How we will contact you

We will take both your phone number and email address when you contact us. This is to give us the best chance of being able to contact you in response to your query. We will only contact you using your phone number or email address. If we wish to contact you in any other way, we will ask for your consent before we do this.

10. Subject access request

At Middlesbrough Council we are open and honest about how we store your personal data and what we use it for. At any time you can complete a subject access request which will inform you what information we hold about you and how that information is being used. To make a subject access request please go to the data protection page on the Middlesbrough Council website. You will need to specify that your request for information relates to the Middlesbrough Nurseries website.

11. Right to be forgotten

As mentioned above, we will only keep data relating to you for as long as is required. At any point you have the right to request to be forgotten. This means that if requested we will, where possible, delete our records of contact with you.

To request the right to be forgotten please contact the Information Governance Team at Middlesbrough Council. Contact details are available on the data protection page on the Middlesbrough Council website.

For further information on the General Data Protection Regulation and Middlesbrough Council’s responsibilities under it please consult the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).