SCHol Tech Community Interest Company
This sets out how we use and protect any information that you share with us when contacting SCHol, either when donating a computer or funds or requesting a laptop for your child’s use.
We may change this policy 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 January 2021.
When do we collect and process personal information from you?
You will be asked for personal information when you:
Contact us to donate a laptop
Contact us to make enquiries about our services
Contact us to request a laptop
Contact us to offer us a financial donation.
What personal information does SCHol.Tech CIC retain?
When you contact us we will retain your name and contact details. If we accept a laptop from you or offer you a refurbished laptop we will retain your postal address as well.
If you are donating money we will not request or retain details of your bank account. You can initiate a donation to us by internet banking but we do not obtain or collect your banking details in the process.
Donations made by debit or credit card on the GoFundMe website: Your card details are not passed to SCHol but you will be subject the privacy policies of the GoFundMe website.
All information collected will be retained for up to 24 months thereafter for audit and transparency purposes - unless the law stipulates that we have to retain it for longer for any legal purpose.
By contacting SCHol.Tech CIC to you agree to us gathering and retaining information about you.
What we do with the information we gather?
We will use the personal information you have provided to:
Assess your offer of a laptop
Collect the laptop(s) you are donating to SCHol
Keep an audit of the laptops within our system
Deliver the laptop(s) to you, if you are a recipient
Keep a record of donations of money
Enable us to respond to any further enquiries from you
What are cookies?
A good source of information on what Cookies are can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org
Our website is run on the wix.com hosting platform. WIX may use them to allow us to measure visitor numbers, and to enhance functionality in some areas. WIX publish details on the cookies that will be in use on their platform on this page: https://support.wix.com/en/article/cookies-and-your-wix-site
We only use WIX embedded tools so SCHol.Tech CIC have not added new cookies to the list that WIX already employ on their system on our behalf to run our website.
Google Analytics is used on this website and you can find out more on the Cookie Law website: http://www.cookielaw.org/google-analytics-eu-cookie-law/
Alternatively you can opt out of Google Analytics for all websites https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:
Third party cookies
Most third party cookies allow links to other websites. In particular this type of cookie connects to social and sharing websites like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Using these cookies allows you to share interesting content without leaving the website. SCHol uses social media to communicate our practises and we link to these social media platforms from our website.
Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet advertising industry which can be found at:
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:
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.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for the transmission of information via the internet to be completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
When a laptop is donated with it's hard disk memory still in the machine, then we follow this process:
At Laptop triage, or at a Technician's home, that hard disk is removed.
This means all data and software on the laptop at the time of donation is completely taken out of the laptop, as a first step.
We don't look at the data on the hard disk. Every hard disk is then put through a secure wiping process, called DBANing. This is where the hard disk is plugged into a machine solely used for wiping. It writes random magnetism across the surface of the hard disk, 3 times, to completely obliterate the original information. Once DBAN is complete the hard disk is clean, and that's the data gone forever off that memory. We insert fresh fast SSD replacement memories in each Laptop we refurbish. If the machine is supplied with a fixed SSD memory, then we use manufacturer tools, to 'factory reset' the SSD to a blank state.
If you have data on a machine that needs rescuing before the hard disk is DBAN'd you can indicate this on the donate form. We will return the Hard Disk to you and then you can use a local IT service provider to help you get the data off the drive.
Controlling your personal information
Please get in touch if you would like to inform us that you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete.
You can request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulations Act 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please get in touch. We will aim to get back to you within 7 days.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your express permission or are required by law to do so.
Our contact details are:
Text Messages: 07 54 54 89 232
Email: info @ schol . tech
SCHol.Tech Community Interest Company
Updated: April 2022