This website forms part of the Barefoot Computing project and is run by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT (“BCS”).

This privacy notice provides information on how BCS processes your personal data.


Important information and who we are
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the controller and responsible for your personal data.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our data protection practices please contact [email protected].


Data we collect about you
In order to access our free materials, you need to complete a registration process. As part of the registration process, we may collect, use and store the following data:

  • Identity data (name, emails address);
  • Organisation data (data relating to which school/organisation you work for);
  • Data relating to your attendance at events organised in relation to the Barefoot Project.


How we use your personal data
We use this information to provide you with access to our materials and carry out administration, statistical analysis and reporting on how our website is used.

We will only send you information by email if you have ticked the the ‘I would like to receive information and updates from Barefoot by email’ box during the registration process, or if you have requested a Barefoot workshop.

If you would like to update your preference or to unsubscribe, you can do so by logging in and going to ‘My Account Settings’. To unsubscribe, simply untick the ‘I would like to receive information and updates from Barefoot by email’ box.


How we share your personal data
Barefoot resources are playing an integral part in supporting primary school teachers through the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) in England. This is managed by a consortium formed of BCS and its partners, STEM Learning Limited and Raspberry Pi Foundation (the “Consortium Partners”). BCS may be obliged to share your registration data and the date of events you may have attended with Consortium Partners in order to fulfils its legal obligations and to offer you additional professional development support and further resources to help you deliver first class computing education to your pupils. Such data will ultimately be shared with the Department for Education as part of the NCCE contractual commitments.

We do not share this information with anyone else who is not connected with the Barefoot project or the NCCE.

For Barefoot workshops we will send you materials, such as teacher packs, in the post. Your data will be shared with UPS or Royal Mail to facilitate the postage of such materials.

Your data will not be sold or passed on to any other third-party commercial organisation.


Your legal rights:
You have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Those rights are set out in BCS’ privacy policy which can be found at: https://www.bcs.org/legal-and-privacy-notices/data-privacy-policy/

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or the use of your information, you can email [email protected]

We use cookies on our website so you are able to log on to view our materials and we can analyse how our site is being used. They do not identify you personally and they enable us to improve our website.

By using our website you are agreeing that we can use cookies in accordance with this policy.

1. Some of our web pages use cookies. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are.

2. When you access our website or login to our secure area we send you an encrypted session cookie. A session cookie is a temporary cookie that only remains in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site. This cookie is used to validate your access to different parts of the site.

3. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help this website analyse how users use the site. The cookie used by Google Analytics on this website is Channel ID from domain googletagmanager.com

4. Disabling/ Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you will not be able to login to the website if cookies are disabled. You can also manually remove cookies from your system. For more information on disabling and enabling cookies you should search for or lookup ‘Cookies’ in your Operating System Documentation.

5. Cookies set by us

When you access our website or login to your account we use a number of cookies to enhance your experience. These cookies only last for the duration of your web session and are as follows.

Cookies set by us include: Activitylink, BareFootUserID, BareFootUserType, Classlength, Conceptlink, Curriculum, Curriculumlink, Curriculumval, Keystage, Latestaction, ResourceType, Search, curriculumId

In accessing our website, you agree:

1. to use the materials on this website only in accordance to the Open Government License

2. not to re-use any images without the permission of the copyright holder

3. to acknowledge Barefoot as the source of the materials if you reuse it elsewhere

If you register and supply your personal details to us through this website then you consent to our maintaining, recording, holding and using such personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy (see above)

The Barefoot website has been designed to be accessible to the widest possible audience.

We have worked with the Disability Accessibility Centre to achieve accreditation to confirm that this website is compliant with the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standard.


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