Cookie and Privacy Policy

We collect certain information or data about you when you visit our site, sign up for updates or register to attend the West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conference 2018.

We collect:

  • the data you fill in on the registration form or newsletter sign-up form
  • chosen payment method
  • transaction ID if payment via PayPal. Please familiarise yourself with the Privacy Policy for PayPal Services
  • your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies

We collect additional data after registration via email or post:

  • record of bank transactions if payment via bank / wire transfer

This data can be viewed by authorised staff of Opening Doors & Venues as Appointed Organiser, authorised WMschoolled planning committee and the Teaching Schools Council. The data will be used in accordance to the items you have consented to when registering and for the legitimate interests of the Conference which in this case is to:

  • aid appropriate planning and delivery of event
  • send you reminders and other relevant information relating to the conference before, during and after the event
  • send you email updates of future West Midlands School Leaders Annual Conferences (if you opted in during registration)

Where your data is stored:

We store your data on secure servers in the UK and European Economic Area (EEA). We may also download a copy of the data to store on our secure company server in the EU and secure company computers for backup purposes. If you have consented to your data being added to the WMschoolled database, then your data will be stored on secure MailChimp US servers. You can view MailChimp’s privacy policy here . By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.

Keeping your data secure:

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it. We will store your data for 3 years or until you instruct us to remove it.

Disclosing your information:

We will only pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so. Limited data will be shared with the Conference venue for the legitimate interest of on-site security, catering and layout planning. This data is limited to: Name, surname, organisation, job role, Dietary requirements, Special requirements. We will not share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes unless you have give your consent upon registration. We won't pass on your details to any other websites.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a tiny file that's saved to your computer when you visit our site. It reminds us of your settings and preferences when you visit us again, to give you a better online experience. It's up to you whether you allow cookies or not, but if you don't want them, you'll need to block them in your browser settings.

Why should I allow cookies?

By allowing cookies, you'll get the best experience from our website. We may also use Visitor Analytics to see how many people visit our website and this also requires cookies.

What if I block cookies?

If you decide to block cookies, this may stop certain features of the site working properly. This will restrict what you can do on our site although most features should still work ok. If you accept the limitations and would still like to block cookies, please follow the instructions for your browser in the section below.

How can I block or allow cookies?

Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to block some or all cookies if you prefer. If you don't like how this affects your online experience, it's just as easy to change things back again. Choose your browser from the list below...

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7/8 (Windows XP/Vista)

  • Select Tools from the main task bar, then Internet Options .
  • Click the Privacy tab .
  • Choose the settings you want.
  • Click OK .

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8/9 (Windows 7)

  • Click on the Settings cog icon (top right).
  • Click on Internet Options .
  • Click on Privacy and choose your options.
  • Click Apply and then OK .

Google Chrome

  • Click the spanner icon and select Options from the list.
  • Click the Under the Bonnet tab.
  • Click Content settings in the Privacy section.
  • Choose the settings you want.
  • Click X to close.


  • Choose Safari from the main task bar, then Preferences .
  • Click the Privacy panel.
  • Choose the settings you want.
  • Click X to close.


  • Select Tools from the main task bar, then Options .
  • Click the Privacy tab.
  • Choose the settings you want.
  • Click OK .


  • From the homescreen, choose Settings .
  • Select Safari .
  • Click Accept Cookies .
  • Choose your preferred settings.


  • Start the browser application.
  • Click the Menu button.
  • Select the More option, then Settings .
  • Tick or clear Accept cookies.

Windows Phone 7

  • From the homescreen, click on the right arrow.
  • Scroll down to Settings
  • Swipe across and select Internet Explorer .
  • Tick or clear Accept cookies .

Contact us:

If you have any questions in respect of this policy, your personal data or Opening Doors & Venues data protection systems, please contact our Data Protection Officer (Rose Padmore, Owner and Professional Conference Organiser) by emailing or by phoning 01562 731 788.

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