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Overnet Data Privacy Policy

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At Overnet Data Ltd, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Data Protection, Overnet Data Ltd, 2 Parkhill, Castle Ashby, Northants NN7 1LA. Alternatively, you can telephone 01604 807545.

Who are we?

We’re Overnet Data Ltd, a UK based education software developer. We’re here to support schools by using new ideas and innovative technologies that are designed to make managing a school easier.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our websites, for example, when you contact us about products and services, from exhibitions and networking and from communications with our sales and support teams.

What type of information is collected from you?

Depending on the service required, the personal information we collect might include your name, email address, job title, company address and phone number, IP address and information regarding what pages are accessed and when and any other information required to fulfil your request.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • respond to enquiries;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • notify you of changes to our services;
  • send you communications which you have requested or that may be of interest to you. These may include information about our latest software developments;
  • dealing with entries into a competition;
  • process a job application.

How long do we keep your data?

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. This period may vary if we consider it necessary for good operational or commercial reasons, or in order to meet other legal obligations.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond Overnet Data Ltd for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Third Party Product Providers we work in association with: We occasionally work with third party providers to complement our own product offering. When you enquire about one of these services, for example, an SMS service, we will pass only the required details to the relevant third party product provider at your request, who will use the information to process your enquiry. In some cases, they will be acting as a data controller of your information and therefore we advise you to read their Privacy Policy.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about software offers then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information, or by emailing us at

You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: or telephone on 01604 807545.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: or write to us at: Overnet Data Ltd, 2 Parkhill, Castle Ashby, Northants, NN7 1LA. Alternatively, you can telephone 01604 807545.

You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold on you. Any such request should be made using our contact details above. If any data we hold is inaccurate, this will be corrected promptly on request. In certain circumstances, you can request that we erase your data, which we will do where this would not prevent us meeting our legal or regulatory obligations.


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 and offline.


We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the Overnet Data website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow websites to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual.

We use cookies for tracking website usage and behaviour to improve site performance. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. Data we collect includes which of our pages are most frequently visited. We use this information to continually improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

We also use targeting/advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you. They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences and via the options on our website. Turning necessary cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website. You can read more about advertising cookies here: or here:

Cookies used on our site

CookieTypeDescriptionDuration3rd party privacy policy link
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary NecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Necessary” category1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisementNecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Advertisement” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analyticsNecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Analytics” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceNecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Performance” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-functionalNecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Functional” category .1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-othersNecessarySet by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the “Others” category .1 year
CookieLawInfoConsentNecessaryRecords the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.1 year
PHPSESSIDNecessaryThis cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.session
__atuvcFunctionalAddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated1 year 1 month
__atuvsFunctionalAddThis sets this cookie to ensure that the updated count is seen when one shares a page and returns to it, before the share count cache is updated30 minutes
Provided by Google Tag Manager to experiment advertisement efficiency of websites using their services3 months
uvcAnalyticsSet by to determine the usage of service1 year 1 month
_gidAnalyticsInstalled by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously1 day
_gat_UA-47813119-1AnalyticsA variation of the _gat cookie set by Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to allow website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. The pattern element in the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to1 minute
_ga_PESHRNQG41AnalyticsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics2
_gaAnalyticsThe _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors2 years
at-randAnalyticsAddThis sets this cookie to track page visits, sources of traffic and share
cebsAnalyticsCrazy egg sets this cookie to allow Overnet Data to track the current user session to measure
_ce.sAnalyticsCrazy Egg sets this cook to allow Overnet Data to track a recording visitor session unique ID, tracking host and start time1 year
_ce.gtldAnalyticsUsed to identity the top level domain.1 second
utm[utm _source]AnalyticsUsed to track link information to measure effectiveness of marketing activity in Google Analytics.past
_uetsidPerformanceBing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.1
_uetvidPerformanceBing Ads sets this cookie to engage with a user that has previously visited the website.1 year 24
MUIDAdvertisementBing sets this cookie to recognize unique web browsers visiting Microsoft sites. This cookie is used for advertising, site analytics, and other operations1 year 24
test_cookieAdvertisementThe test_cookie is set by and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies15
locAdvertisementAddThis sets this geolocation cookie to help understand the location of users who share the information1 year 1 month
xtcAdvertisementAnonymously tracks user behaviour on the websites that allow a user to share pages on social media using the AddThis tool. AddThis log the anonymous use to generate usage trends to improve the relevance of their services and advertising.1 year 1 month

Links to other websites

Our websites may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our and websites. Please note other websites to which this website may be linked, may also make use of their own cookies and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data or accepting cookies, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Your right to complain

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can use this link

or calling their helpline Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate).

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated 26 May 2022.