As the leading provider of data services to schools in the UK, Groupcall naturally takes data privacy very seriously. We are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all other applicable data protection laws, and only use third party suppliers who are also fully compliant.
For a general overview of our customer data protection including guidance on the compliance of individual products, please refer to our GDPR Compliance page.
What information do we collect?
When you visit www.groupcall.com, we collect information in two main ways.
- As a normal browser of the site
When you browse our website, we collect information such as your IP address, the pages you visit and your operating system and browser type. We use this information to anonymously analyse how our site is used to give you the best possible experience. For more information, please see our cookies page.
- When you opt to submit personal information
We collect your information when you opt to give it to us, such as when you request to view certain content or when you register for an event or conference by submitting your personal information. We only use this information for the purposes requested, and you can opt out at any time by visiting our Preference Centre.
Who will the information be shared with?
Groupcall are now part of the Community Brands UK family, including Eduspot, Wisepay and Assembly. The information you submit to us as part of an application, request or enquiry will be shared with relevant business units within Community Brands UK to fulfil your request. In some instances, we will share information with a third party to perform a task on our behalf, such as a fulfilment house to dispatch a letter.
These third parties may come into contact with your personal information in the course of providing their services to us, but they must provide equivalent levels of security for your personal information in the same way that Groupcall and Community Brands do.
We will never sell your personal information to any third party.
We may share certain personal information (for which we are a controller under applicable data protection laws) with our affiliates outside the UK including in the US where data protection laws are not deemed to have the same level of adequacy as in the UK or Europe in accordance with the lawful transfer mechanisms such as standard contractual clauses.
Third parties on our website
We only engage with third parties who are fully compliant with the GDPR.
Wordpress: One of our subdomains (parents.groupcall.com ) is currently hosted on wordpress.com. This service is run by Automattic Inc. We use a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users’ behaviour patterns, for example, the number of page views on the site, to enable us to tailor content and create better user experiences. For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.
LiveAgent: Our instant live chat support service is powered by LiveAgent and allows us to respond to customer enquiries in real time. When using the live chat feature we will ask you for your name and email address and your live chat conversation information may be appended to a record in our CRM system.
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect standard information about the details of visitor behaviour patterns to certain parts of our website. Google do not collect information from us that identifies any of our users.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service on their safeguarding your data page. Visitors may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
Some of our emails use web beacons (single, invisible 1x1 pixel images that are downloaded when emails are opened). The web beacon itself does not contain any personal data but allows us to monitor whether emails have been correctly received, opened and clicked on and to improve the overall email experience we provide.
Job applicants, current and former Groupcall employees
Groupcall are the data controllers for the information you provide on our website during the application process unless otherwise stated. The information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary.
You have rights as an individual to control the information we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR).
For more information about these individual rights please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website.
Subject Access Requests (SARs)
You have the right to make a subject access request under the General Data Protection Regulation. If we hold any personal information about you we will:
- Give you a description of it
- Tell you our legal basis for retaining it
- Let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
To make a request to Groupcall for any personal information we may hold you should put your request in writing and e-mail it to : Support@Groupcall.com
You may need to provide:
- Additional contact information and identifiers, such as phone number(s), email address(es), payroll number
- Proof of identity using two pieces of approved identification
In all cases Groupcall will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.
Preferences and opt out
Groupcall always aims to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. If you believe our collection or use of data is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Groupcall’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed.
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