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Torfaen County Borough Council is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that Torfaen County Borough Council is responsible for making decisions about how your personal data will be processed and how it may be used.

The information that you provide will be used to allocate a school place for your child. Torfaen County Borough Council, in fulfilling its data protection obligations, will treat all personal data submitted by you, held manually and / or on a computer database with absolute security and care. Information may be shared with other agencies that are directly involved in the education, health and welfare of school children. The use of personal information is covered by the Authorities registration under the data protection act. The information you provide will be treated confidentially at all times. The data you provide may be disclosed to Capita Children’s Services who are the suppliers of the council’s admissions software. This will be purely for the purposes of system development, training and testing, and it will not be disclosed by them to any third party.

If you have any queries contact the Data Protection Officer tel: 01633 647467

Please be aware of your responsibility to ensure security of your e-mail account. Here are our current six top tips.

  1. Use a strong password
  2. Beware public PCs 
  3. Protect your e-mail address.
  4. Don't include your email address in comments on blog posts, or in social media posts. Lock it up. If you step away from your device, lock it or close your email client.
  5. Don’t be fooled. Your email provider has sent you notification of a security breach, with a link to reset your password. Don't click that link! If you have any doubts, navigate to the email provider's site directly and double-check.
  6. Use Encryption. Sometimes you may have to send sensitive information by email. To keep your data safe, password protect it. Then share the password with the recipient separately.