George Watson’s College (“The School”) is managed by the Merchant Company Education Board, a registered Scottish Charity (SC009747).
The School’s address is George Watson’s College, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5EG.
George Watson’s College Plus is a digital events platform for the School and community. Events hosted on the platform are a blend of live streaming of key school events, webinars and meeting style symposiums. All events on the platform will be recorded and made available on demand, where appropriate.
We will be collecting the data of all delegates who register for events on the platform.
We will collect your data at the point of registration for an event. Along with the date and time of the event that you have registered for we will collect the following personal data:
your email address
contact telephone number
your address, if applicable to certain events
Under data protection law, GDPR Article 6(1), we have a number of lawful bases that allow us to collect and process personal information. In this case, the lawful basis for processing your data is 'legitimate interests'.
Broadly speaking 'legitimate interests' means that we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.
Our legitimate reason for processing your data is to:
Communicate with you about the event you have booked
Confirm your registration
Contact you about future, relevant events that we believe may be of interest to you
Your personal data will be stored electronically and/or in physical format on secure systems within the European Economic Area. We will not knowingly transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area. We only store physical copies of documents containing your personal information on the School’s premises. Information that we store electronically is retained on systems owned and/or managed by the School.
As defined in the data protection law, GDPR Article(s) 12-23, you have the following rights:
The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal data. This is outlined above.
The right to erasure. If at any point within the 21 days after your visit you decide you’d like us to delete the personal data you provided, please advise us and we will delete all information related to you.
The right to object to us processing your personal data. If you do so, we will delete all the personal data we hold in relation to you.
The right to rectification. If the information held is in any way incorrect, you can contact the data controller and request that the information be rectified.
If you consider that your personal data has been misused or mishandled by us, you can raise this with the data controller. In this instance, the data controller is the Bursar.
If you remain dissatisfied you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF, or 0303 123 1113, or email@example.com.
Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.