Notification of Intention to Process Student’s Biometric Information
Stretford Grammar School wishes to use information about your child as part of an automated (i.e. electronically-operated) recognition system.
This is for the purposes of cashless catering and the library management system. The information from your child that we wish to use is referred to as ‘biometric information’. Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (sections 26 to 28), we are required to notify each parent of a child and obtain the written consent of at least one parent before being able to use a child’s biometric information for an automated system.
Biometric information and how it will be used
Biometric information is information about a person’s physical or behavioural characteristics that can be used to identify them, for example, information from their finger images.
The school would like to take and use information from your child’s finger image and use this information for the purpose of providing your child with access to our cashless catering system and the library management system.
The information will be used as part of an automated biometric recognition system. The system takes measurements of your child’s finger image and converts these measurements into a template to be stored on the system. An image of your child's finger is not stored. The template (i.e. measurements taken from your child’s finger image) is what is used to permit your child to access the cashless catering system and the library management system.
You should note that the law places specific requirements on schools when using personal information, such as biometric information, about students for the purposes of an automated biometric recognition system.