West Thames College London

Privacy and Cookies

West Thames College is totally committed to protecting your personal information and will look after the information you entrust to us, keeping it safe and secure.

Companies that gather personal data must, by law, notify the Information Commissioner that they are doing so. West Thames College complies with this requirement - our Data Protection registration number is Z6966878.

1. Statement of Intent

When using our website, you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive information or use our services. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not in any event share or disclose your data with any other third party without first obtaining your consent (unless obliged by UK governing law to disclose information to law enforcement agencies).

West Thames College will act in accordance with current UK legislation and Internet best practice.

2. Use of Cookies

When using the West Thames College website, 'Cookies' are downloaded to your computer. Cookies are small text files, which help to improve your browsing experience, e.g. by saving preferences set from previous visits. Cookies do not identify individual users, just the computer used. Cookies set by this website do not expose you to any security risks and do not affect the performance of your computer in any way.

The West Thames College website uses Google Analytics. Information generated by the Google Analytics cookie is stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google Analytics records your use of the website to compile reports on website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites by visiting: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Many web browsers allow you to control cookies through the browser settings. Options for this are usually found in your browser’s Options, Settings, or Preferences menu. Please note that altering these settings may limit the functionality of this website.

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To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

By using this website, you consent to the use of cookies and the processing of data for the purposes set out above.

3. Disclosing Personal Information

When you supply personal information to West Thames College, we have legal obligations towards you in the way we handle that data. We have to collect the information fairly, and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information on to anyone else.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

4. Access to your Personal Information

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences. This may be accomplished by writing to West Thames College at:

West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4HS
Tel: 020 8326 2000
Fax: 020 8326 2001
Email: registry@west-thames.ac.uk

Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us. Please note that West Thames College reserve the right to charge a fee for responding to information requests.

5. Users under 18 years

Should you be under 18 years, please seek your parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to the West Thames College website.

Updated: May 2012



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