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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Bernhard Academy

Effective Date: 1st September 2023

1. Introduction

Welcome to Bernhard Academy (“we,” “us,” or “our”). At Bernhard Academy, we value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website.

2. Information We Collect

We may collect the following types of information when you use our website:

– Personal Information: We may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and contact details, when you voluntarily provide it to us through forms or registrations on our website.

– Usage Information: We may collect non-personal information about how you interact with our website, including IP addresses, browser type, pages visited, and referring pages.

– Cookies: We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your browsing experience. You can control how cookies are used through your browser settings.

3. How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:

– To provide and improve our website and services.

– To communicate with you about updates, announcements, and educational content.

– To respond to enquiries and requests.

– To analyse and understand how users interact with our website.

– To comply with legal obligations.

4. Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your information with third parties only under the following circumstances:

– With your consent.

– To comply with legal obligations.

– To service providers who assist us in running our website and services.

5. Data Security

We take reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. However, please be aware that no method of internet transmission or electronic storage is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

6. Your Choices

You have the right to:

– Access, correct, or delete your personal information.

– Opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us.

– Disable cookies through your browser settings.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or change this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated effective date.

9. About this website’s server

Our website is hosted by and uses the Content Delivery Network (CDN), Cloudflare Enterprise.

Some of the data centre’s more notable security features are as follows:

  • 3m rota-spike security fence and perimeter anti ram barriers
  • Blast proof anti-intruder shielded external windows and doors
  • Proximity access locks on all external and internal doors
  • Interlocked man-trap doors with biometric iris scanners to gain access into data floors
  • Server cabinets have locked doors (no open racks)
  • Perimeter and internal IP CCTV system monitored 24×7
  • 24×7 on-site security guards with static and mobile patrols
  • All on-site personnel are security vetted to BS7858 standard
  • Only authorised security cleared staff are allowed into the facility
  • Redundant and uninterruptible power supplies
  • utilise ISO-27001/ISO27001:2013 facilities
  • All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

10. Our third party data processors

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0. All 3 of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.

  • Google (Privacy policy)
  • Mailchimp (Privacy policy)
  • Gravatar (Privacy policy)
  • Stripe

11. Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

12. Data Controller

The data controller of this website is: THE BERNHARD ACADEMY LIMITED, a UK Private limited Company with Company Number 14312221  and UK VAT number GB435299570.

Whose registered office is:
Bernhard Academy
11 Homefield Road

13. Data Protection Officer

Steven Nixon
Managing Director,  Bernhard & Company Ltd.

14. Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the change log below.

15.  Change Log

1st September 2023 – updated registered office address.

16. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

The Bernhard Academy

11 Homefield Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, England CB9 8QU

+44 (0) 1788 811600

By using Bernhard Academy, you consent to this Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

1st September 2023

Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may negatively impact your experience and limit the services we are able to offer.

For performance and security reasons we use Content Delivery Network (CDN)

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