Privacy and Security

The Digital Schools Awards website is committed to protecting your privacy. The information that you provide will only be used for the purposes of promoting the Digital Schools Awards program


Most areas of can be accessed without providing any personal information. Some areas, though, require you to submit your e-mail address e.g. Register your school, Request a validation, and Contact us. Your e-mail details will not be passed on to outside parties.

What other information do we collect?

The Digital Schools’ Awards website collects data on visitors to the site. This is done through keeping records of the IP addresses which you use to access our site. The information is used by us on an aggregate basis only to assess levels of traffic to the site and the areas of the site users are accessing. We do not collect and evaluate this information for others.

Use of Cookies

Certain parts of the Digital Schools’ Awards website also use cookies. A “cookie” is a file sent to your browser by the Digital Schools’ server that enables your computer to access information on various website in a faster and more efficient manner. We do not use cookies to collect or store personal information. You can change the settings on your browser to refuse all cookies. However, you should note that disabling cookies may result in some parts of the site not working efficiently or in slower downloads. To manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and related consents, we use the consent tool “Real Cookie Banner”. Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context are Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the related consents. The provision of personal data is neither contractually required nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. If you do not provide the personal data, we will not be able to manage your consents.


We receive and reply to e-mail from users on a regular basis. School registration and validation requests will be retained for record keeping purposes as well as e-mail enquiries. Information in the e-mails we receive and send will not be disclosed to any third party without the permission of the sender.

External Links

The Digital Schools Awards website provides links to external websites through the Resource Centre. The Digital Schools’ Awards website has no control over the privacy policies of these sites and would encourage you to exercise discretion when providing information to such sites.

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Updated versions will always be posted here.