Privacy on the RSD website (& GDPR compliance)
The RSD website has been upgraded to use 256-bit encryption meaning that any data transmitted to & from the site is protected using an SSL certificate. When visiting the site, in most browsers, you should see a small padlock in your browser bar indicating the security being used.
Comments & Discussions
Commenting on posts and pages is disabled on the RSD website.
Registering for Updates
When you register for updates about News stories and posted Articles you are required to enter your contact details in an online form. This information is stored on our server and allows us to automatically generate an email to you when a new post is generated. This data is not processed in any other way. To see or modify the information that is held, simply login to the website (Links – Admin) using the email address you supplied and you will be able to access all the information that you have supplied. This information is held securely on our server and is accessible only to you, via your password, and the website administrators.
To remove your details from this service simply login and delete the account, or email email@example.com from the email address you would like to remove.
Contact forms are available on the Royal School Dungannon website and allow visitors to contact the school office or the boarding department. When sending a message via one of our forms this is forwarded to the appropriate member of staff in RSD. No copy of the details entered on this form is kept on the royaldungannon.com server.
Analytics & Cookies
There are three different types of cookie that you will find being used on the RSD site:
1 – Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required by websites in order to access essential features on the site. These cookies do not gather personal data about you and these cookies cannot be disabled.
2 – Performance cookies. These cookies are used to enhance your browsing experience by identifying pages that are visited most frequently or pages that generate errors. The RSD website makes use of Google Analytics to track activity and generate summary statistics regarding visitor habits. Feedback is used to enhance the site based on page popularity and visitor habits. The Monster Insights plugin is enabled on the RSD site and this plugin ensures that IP addresses are anonymised before being processed by Google Analytics.
3 – Functionality & Profile cookies. These cookies are used to store you preferences when browsing. These may include the language that you are using or, when accessing a secure area of a website, these can be used to store your details so that you do not have to manually re-enter these when returning.
4 – Targeting cookies. These cookies gather information about your browsing habits. These are used to personalise online advertisements and services based on your online activity. Settings can be configured in your browser.
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.