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Privacy Policy

Introduction

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Cornwall College Group (TCCG) collects personal information and applies to all information that we collect about:

  • Visitors to this website

This privacy notice has been with written with brevity and clarity in mind, it does not provide exhaustive details of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information and should be read alongside our Terms and Conditons.

TCCG is committed to protecting your privacy and has confirmed this commitment by signing up to the ICO's Personal Information Promise.

Visitors to our Website

This website requires cookies to work and to help us monitor and improve it. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit, to make the websites work and to provide information to the website owners.

One of the cookies we use is essential for this site to operate and will have been set when you accessed this site, it will be deleted when you close your browser.

Anyone accessing this website will have been made aware of this through the use of a prominent page footer and asked for their consent to receive cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse the use of our website which uses cookies to collect standard internet log and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. Consent for the use of the Google Analytics will have been obtained via the prominent footer before the cookies are set. To find out more about Google Analytics or to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

TCCG  will not (and will not allow any third party) to use cookies to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any other  source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither TCCG nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it unless it is already apparent.

Links to other Websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site to other websites, which are not responsible for. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting other sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Access to personal information

TCCG recognizes how important it is to protect privacy and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will safeguard all information and will not disclose personal data without appropriate consent or legal authority. When we collect personal date we will:

  • Say why we need it, where it is not obvious.
  • Only ask for what we need and not collect excessive or irrelevant information.
  • Ensure that only those who need to have access to it can.
  • Only keep information as long as we need it in accordance with our records retention schedule.
  • Give details at the point of collection of any organizations or functions that will require the sharing of any data.

In dealing with personal information we will also:

  •  Value the personal information entrusted to us and make sure we respect that trust.
  •  Abide by the law when it comes to handling personal information.
  •  Consider the privacy risks when we are planning to use or hold personal information in new ways, such as when introducing new systems.
  •  Provide training to staff who handle personal information and respond appropriately if personal information is not used or protected properly.

To keep information reliable and up to date we ask those giving us information to:

  •  Give us accurate and up to date information.
  •  Let us know as soon as possible of any changes.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, an individual can find out if TCCG holds any personal information about them by making a Subject Access Request, for which there is a fee of £10. If we do hold information we will:

  •  Give a description of the data we hold
  •  Explain why we are holding the data.
  •  Explain who it could be disclosed to.
  •  Produce a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a Subject Access Request please email dpo@cornwall.ac.uk

Feedback

We try to meet the highest possible standards when collecting and using personal information. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures. Please contact us at the address above

You can also contact the Information Commissioner for independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel:      0303 123 1113
Fax:     01625 524 510

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