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Website Privacy Statement

Website/Online (sgscol.ac.uk) Privacy Statement

This privacy statement explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website (sgscol.ac.uk) / web portal.

Topics:

  • What information do we collect about you?
  • How will we use the information about you?
  • Marketing
  • Access to your information and correction
  • Cookies
  • Other websites
  • Changes to our privacy statement
  • How to contact us

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you register an enquiry or application to a course of study. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback and register your interest in events.

Website usage information is collected using cookies.

The personal data we process takes different forms – it may be demographic information (such as names and addresses, factual information or expressions of interest and opinion.

Examples include:

  • names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and other contact details;
  • names and contact details of parents and guardians;  

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to process your enquiry, manage your application and, if you agree, to email / mail you about other products and services we think may be of interest to you.

We use your information collected from the website to personalise your repeat visits to our website / provide a better service.

Personal data held by us is only processed by trained members of staff for the purposes for which the data was provided. We take appropriate technical and organisational steps to ensure the security of personal data about individuals, including policies around use of technology and devices, and access to College systems. We do not transfer personal data outside of the European Economic Area unless we are satisfied that the personal data will be afforded an equivalent level of protection.

We do not share information about individuals making enquiries or applications with anyone, without consent, unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.

In processing your enquiry or application, we may share your data with the Department for Education (DfE) or the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on a statutory basis. This data sharing underpins education funding and educational attainment policy and monitoring.

We may also share information with the local authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds under section 507B of the Education Act 1996.

This enables us to provide post-16 education and training, support and careers advice services.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College does not share or sell personal data to other organisations for their own purposes.

Marketing

We would like to send you information about products and services of ours which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address:

Data Protection Officer
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College
Filton Avenue, Filton
Bristol, BS34 7AT

Alternatively, email: dataprivacy@sgscol.ac.uk

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy statement was last updated on 25 May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy statement or information we hold about you:

By Post

Data Protection Officer
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College
Filton Avenue, Filton
Bristol, BS34 7AT

By Email: dataprivacy@sgscol.ac.uk