Barnsley Governors Association privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Barnsley Governors Association (BGA) uses and protects any information that you give the BGA when you use this website.

The Barnsley Governors Association is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Barnsley Governors Association may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • email address
  • name of school/academy where you are a governor
  • what role you have in the school/academy (e.g. chair, head/principal, office, governor)

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send emailsabout new training or other governance information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also send you BGA newsletters.


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 online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. 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 website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

We collect your personal data in MailChimp which we use to send our emails. You may remove your name from our distribution list at any time by using the unsubscribe link on any of our emails to you.

We use Bookwhen for governors to book onto training, conferences and forums which is covered by Legitimate Interest under GDPR.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:-

Barnsley Governors Association
c/o Horizon Community College
Dodworth Road
South Yorkshire
S70 6PD

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