Colleges Scotland aims to provide a safe and secure experience for all of our users. The information that we collect about you will always be used lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Personal information we collect
We collect the following information when you request to receive communications from Colleges Scotland (Name, Job Title, College/Organisation, email address, telephone/mobile numbers and postal address). On this website we collect the following information when you complete the ‘Create an Account’ form to request log-in details for the Members Area (Name, Job Title, College/Organisation and email address).
How we use your personal information
We may use your personal information to contact you in regard to our work on behalf of the college sector.
How to access your personal information
Sharing your personal information
We may share your information with the following stakeholders (Scottish Government, Scottish Funding Council and colleges to enable us to carry out work on behalf of the college sector.
Security of your personal information
We ensure security measures are in place to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, loss or damage.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides the following rights for individuals:
- the right to be informed
- the right of access
- the right to rectification
- the right to erasure
- the right to restrict processing
- the right to data portability
- the right to object
- rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
Further information about your rights can be accessed on the Information Commissioner’s website https://ico.org.uk/.
Data Protection Officer
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be set to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
Cookies for Managing Your Current Visit
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Cookies for Improving Service
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
|_utma||Randomly generated number||Persistent
|_utmb||Randomly generated number||Persistent
|_utmc||Randomly generated number||When user exits browser|
|_utmz||Randomly generated number - Information on how the site was reached (eg. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)||Persistent
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.
Facebook sets cookies to allow you to share content from our website and to help make logging in easier.
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|c_user||Allows users to 'Like' pages on the website without logging in, as Facebook checks your User ID.||Persistent
|datr||Created when a web browser accesses facebook.com (eg. when the user hits the 'Like' button).||Persistent
|lu||Used to prefill the user's facebook email address on the login screen.||Persistent
|xs||This is a session cookie. It creates a unique ID for each visit.||Persistent
How to Control Cookies
Find out how to control cookies on the AboutCookies.org website.