|ePortal Usage Policy|
This Policy applies wherever access to the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School ePortal management system interface is provided. This policy applies whenever information is accessed through the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School ePortal, whether the computer equipment used is owned by St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School or not. The policy applies to all those who make use of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School's ePortal Service.
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School owns and administers the policy.
This Policy is intended to minimise security risks. These risks might affect the integrity of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School's data, the Authorised ePortal User and the individuals to which the ePortal data pertains. In particular these risks arise from:
The intentional or unintentional disclosure of login credentials to the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School ePortal system by authorised users.
This Policy aims to ensure all relevant aspects of the Data Protection Act (1998) and Fair Processing Policy are adhered to.
ePortal Usage Policy Rules
Authorised ePortal Users
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School's ePortal system is provided for use only by persons who are Legally responsible for pupil(s) currently attending the school.
Information made available through the ePortal system is confidential and protected by law under the Data Protection Act 1998. To that aim:
Users must not distribute or disclose any information obtained from the ePortal system to any person(s) with the exception of the pupil to which the information relates or to other adults with parental responsibility
You must assume personal responsibility for your username and password. Never use anyone else's username or password.
You must always keep your individual user name and password confidential. These usernames and passwords should never be disclosed to anyone. Passwords and user names should never be shared.
Questions, Complaints and Appeals
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School reserves the right to revoke or deny access to the ePortal system of any individual under the following circumstances:
The validity of parental responsibility is questioned
If any child protection concerns are raised or disputes occur the school will revoke access for all parties concerned pending investigation.
Please note: Where ePortal access is not available St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School will still make information available according to Data Protection Act (1998) law.
Users are liable for any potential misuse of the system and/or breach of the data protection act that may occur as a result of failing to adhere to any of the rules/guidelines listed in this document.