Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: It is owned and operated by Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Data

This site collects both "personal data" and "organisational data". We apply the same high standards to care to both.

Application Forms

When visitors complete application forms they do so as trading businesses and we collect the information that we need to process their application and manage the commercial relationship with them.

Mailing Lists

When visitors sign-up to our mailing lists we record their email address and sometimes their first and last names.

Emails contain data that may facilitate use determining whether an email had been delivered, opened and whether a link has been clicked.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information that you provide and its meta data is stored securely on this site.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We use Google Analytics to measure the aggregate interaction of users with this website. We do not use "remarketing/tracking" cookies to track users across websites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to measure your success or failure of your interactions with the site and the volume of traffic. We do not use it for any advertising purpose.

Who we share your data with

This site is supported by Doctor-IT Limited who is a data processor for Dulwich College.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored securely. Software is regularly patched and audited to ensure that remains secure. Access to data is limited to those who have a need to know.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We are registered with the UK ICO and will promptly report breaches to them.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not make any automated decisions.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements


Storage of data outside the UK

In common with many other businesses we use computer services including storage, hosting, backup and emailing that may be partially or wholly outside the UK. These services are carefully assessed to ensure that they manage data with the equal or greater care than is required by the UK ICO.