PRIVACY STATEMENT My MerIT

GENERAL

Gateway Shared Services is a public sector, not for profit consortium of eleven local authorities, hosted by Glasgow City Council.

This privacy statement sets out how Gateway Shared Services (Gateway) complies with United Kingdom and European Union data protection requirements. This applies to the entire MerIT website including the data stored in My MerIT.

Any changes to these policies will be posted here.

Gateway is committed to respecting your privacy. Once you choose to provide us with any information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

For your protection, we are registered as part of Glasgow City Council under the Data Protection Act 1998 and have given all appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER?

We will use information provided by you to provide you with a secure online space for recording and reviewing your personal achievements and other associated documents, for example your CV and personal profile. Personal Data provided by you on the Website will be used, in particular, for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • To assist us in improving our services.
  • To enable us (or your teachers) periodically to contact you to invite you to take part in evaluation surveys or activities associated with your use of MerIT
  • To enable your school and teachers to view and comment on your work and achievements so that they can support your personal and career development
  • To ensure that you are complying with the Terms and Conditions of Use for the MerIT Website and My MerIT.

Individual personal profiles and other documents generated through use of the website will be monitored by Gateway in order to ensure that such materials are appropriate to the personal and career development aims of the website. By inputting information on MerIT you are agreeing to such monitoring. If you do not wish such information to be monitored please do not input any such information.

WHO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH

The following people and organisations will be provided with access to individual MerIT files, and any other documentation generated through use of the on-line site, in order that those individuals can support your personal and career development. Relevant people and organisations will include:

  • staff employed by Gateway Shared Services;
  • teachers employed by your school.

If you have any queries about personal data held for you by Gateway and the basis on which it is used, please contact us at:

Gateway Shared Services
c/o Castlemilk High School
223 Castlemilk Drive
Glasgow
G45 9JY
ceg@ceg.org.uk

WHAT IF YOU THINK WE HAVE INCORRECT INFORMATION OR YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THE INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU?

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. We confirm we will comply with the relevant statutory requirements in dealing with any such request. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write providing full details of who you are and what specific information you require to the above address.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or e-mail us as soon as possible to the above address. We will correct any information which was found to be incorrect promptly.

SECURITY

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on line. We use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data.

OTHER WEB SITES

Our web site may contain links to enable you to visit other web sites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site you should note that we do not have any control over that other web site. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the web site in question.

USE OF COOKIES BY MERIT

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We do not use cookies to store personal information. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name  Description
.ASPXANONYMOUS

This cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival on the MerIT site. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser or logout of MerIT.

__RequestVerificationToken_Lw__

This cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set upon your arrival on the MerIT site. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser or logout of MerIT.

MyMerIT

This cookie is essential for the website to operate and is set when you login to the MerIT site. The cookie is deleted when you close the browser or logout of MerIT.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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Successful Learner

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Confident Individual

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Responsible Citizen

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Effective Contributor

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Curricular Areas

Definition

What you achieve and learn in the eight curriculum areas, or any subject in these areas. The curriculum areas are:

Usually, each area is made up of a group of related subjects. For example, Art, Dance, Drama and Music are all subjects in Expressive Arts.

Examples:

Your achievement might be:

School Ethos

Definition

What you achieve and learn by making a contribution to the ethos and life of the school as a community.

This includes:
Examples:

Across the curriculum

Definition

This is called 'interdisciplinary learning'. It’s about making connections between different areas of learning.

It includes what you achieve and learn by working on topics or projects that involve different areas of the curriculum.

This helps you to make connections between different areas of learning.

Examples:

Personal achievement

Definition

What you achieve and learn as a result of the many other opportunities you have in school for 'personal achievement'. These are usually activities that develop your self-awareness, confidence, strengths and talents.

Examples