This website is operated by Newbold College of Higher Education. We take your privacy very seriously therefore we urge to reading this policy carefully as it contains important information on how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal information, and how you can contact us if you require further information, or if you have a complaint.
We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under General Data protection Regulations, and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
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What data do we collect?
On certain parts of our website, you may be asked to provide some personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services (e.g. requesting further information about a course, applying for a role at the College, subscribing to a newsletter). We may store this information manually or digitally. By supplying this information you are consenting to the College keeping this and using it for the purposes for which it was provided.
How do we use this information?
Personal information provided to the College will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your information to third parties. Personal information collected and/or processed by the College is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To improve our website in order to better serve you
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
- To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services
- To follow up with you after initial correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we use the information supplied on our application forms?
The information supplied on your application form will be used to set up a student record on the College’s student information system. Where required, this information may be shared with the government or their respective agents to check the accuracy of personal information provided by students agains external data sources such as the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
The College may also contact other institutions to confirm pervious qualifications obtained.
How do we protect your information?
Information which you provide to us will be automatically stored on our own secure servers. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with a legal obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of the College, its staff or others.
Yes. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal data that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We use strictly necessary, analytics, targeting, and functionality cookies for the following:
- authentication and status – we use these cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website
- personalisation – we use these cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you
- security – we use these cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally
- analysis – we use these cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
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