AweSTEM Privacy Policy

  1. Scope
    All data subjects whose personal data is collected, in line with the requirements of the GDPR.

  2. Responsibilities

    1. The Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner is responsible for ensuring that this notice is made available to data subjects prior to collecting/processing their personal data.

    2. All Employees/Staff of AweSTEM who interact with data subjects are responsible for ensuring that this notice is drawn to the data subject’s attention and their consent to the processing of their data is secured.

  3. Privacy notice

    1. Who are we? AweSTEM Limited operates the https://www.awestem.co.uk/ website (the “Service”). We are a UK-based company offering computing and technology education services for children and teens.

    2. Our Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner and data protection representatives can be contacted via email at info@awestem.co.uk.

    3. The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:
      • Fulfill your booking
      • Prevent fraud
      • Enable us to communicate with you
      • Our Financial records
      • Child Safety
      • Analytics to optimize logistics and future camp offerings

       

      Our legal basis for processing the personal data:
      • Fulfill a contract
      • Legal Obligation
      • Consent Given

      Any legitimate interests pursued by us, or third parties we use, are as follows:
      • Ensure balance in gender/learning needs in class and tutor assignment
      • Verify students are the right age for the course
      • Determine if a region or school needs additional camps/events/resources to meet demand

      The special categories of personal data concerned are:
      • Provision of health or social care – we need to know how to respond to an emergency health care situation such as administering an EPI pen or supporting students with additional learning needs.

    4. Consent
      By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified.
      Consent is required for AweSTEM to process both types of personal data, but it must be explicitly given. Where we are asking you for sensitive personal data we will always tell you why and how the information will be used. You may withdraw consent at any time by requesting a Withdrawal of consent form by emailing us.  

    5. Disclosure
      AweSTEM Limited will never pass on your personal data to third parties.

    6. Retention period: AweSTEM Limited will process personal data and will store the personal data for up to 7 years from the last contact with the data subject. Some data is retained for a shorter period but for HMRC financial reporting, prevention of fraud, and customer service some data must be retained for the full 7 years.

    7. Your rights as a data subject:
      At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

    8. • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
      • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
      • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
      • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
      • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organization.
      • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

    9. Complaints
      In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by AweSTEM Limited, or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and AweSTEM Limited data protection representatives Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner.

  4. Privacy statement
    Personal Data
    Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
    “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

    How we use your information
    This privacy notice tells you how we, AweSTEM Limited will collect and use your personal data for fulfilling orders, child safety, marketing messages for mailing lists you have subscribed to, optimizing our services (selection of courses offered in a region, ensure messages that are sent to you are relevant, logistics of equipment and tutors, etc), financial records and prevention of fraud. We also require your information for customer services, managing complaints, and requests.  [outline further information on services and activities that you collect personal data, for example, cookies, profiling, complaints, subscriptions, etc.)

    Why does AweSTEM Limited need to collect and store personal data?
    In order for us to provide you with our tech education services, we need to collect personal data for us to know which courses you have booked, provide timely and relevant communications about your booking(s), inform you of any health, education, or safety issues with your child, keep accurate records for accounting, logistics of running a camp. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

    In terms of being contacted for marketing purposes, AweSTEM Limited would contact you for additional consent.

    How will AweSTEM Limited use the personal data it collects about me?
    AweSTEM Limited will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavor to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. AweSTEM Limited is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.

    Under what circumstances will AweSTEM Limited contact me?
    Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimize the risk of unauthorized access or disclosure.

    Can I find out the personal data that the organization holds about me?
    AweSTEM Limited at your request can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If AweSTEM Limited does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:

    • Identity and the contact details of the person or organization that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.
    • Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
    • The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
    • If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of AweSTEM Limited or a third party, information about those interests.
    • The categories of personal data collected, stored, and processed.
    • Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
    • If we intend to transfer the personal data to a third country or international organization, information about how we ensure this is done securely. The EU has approved sending personal data to some countries because they meet a minimum standard of data protection. In other cases, we will ensure there are specific measures in place to secure your information.
    • How long the data will be stored.
    • Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
    • Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
    • How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
    • Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
    • The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
    • Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.