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Apps Central & GDPR

Apps Central specialises in providing parental engagement apps to schools. We believe in simplicity, with the best service provided at an affordable cost with no fixed term contract.

What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.1

What Data does Apps Central collect?

Our Parental Engagement App – General

Parent/ Pupil:

Apps Central does not collect any parent or pupil personal data e.g telephone number, email address – any data that can identify an individual.

When a user downloads the app the smartphone identifier is collected and used to send push notifications to the users device. Apps Central cannot identify the individual from this data.

School Data:

Apps Central does collect school staff personal data. The data we collect is: Name, Email Address, telephone numbers and school address.

What do we use School staff data for?

Apps Central uses the school staff data in order to allow school staff to be: i) Log into the App Management Centre and manage their app.

ii) Allows Apps Central staff to contact school staff for legitimate business reasons such as: staff training and invoicing. We will never sell/ provide any of our data to third parties for any reason.

Where the data is stored?

All School data is stored within the UK. This data is stored on three cloud solutions;

i) Amazon Web Services for the: App Management Centre and our Sales CRM. For Details on Amazon Web Sercives GDPR notes please see the following link: https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/eu-data-protection/

ii) Google Cloud for our business operations data. For details on Google Apps for Business GDPR notes please see: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/#?modal_active=none

iii) The Bunker for our financial solution (customer invoices ). For details on The Bunker and GDPR notesplease see: https://www.thebunker.net/why-the-bunker/accreditations/

How is School data accessed:

All data is accessed through HTTPS connections.

End of Service:

If a school decides to discontinue their relationship with Apps Central, we will permanently delete the school staff data as part of our end of service protocol. Apps Central shall retain the transaction details for up to 5 years post end of service.

Erase of data requests:

If you wish us to erase all of the data that we hold on you or your organisation please send an email requesting this to: help@appscentral.co.uk

How might you use the data out-with the scope of the app?

Apps Central does not use the data out-with the scope of the app

Data Controller Contact Details:

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with our Data Controller:

Mick Empson /  Director / 01738 646 760 / mick.empson@appscentral.co.uk



1 https://www.eugdpr.org/