Privacy & Terms and Conditions

Privacy & Cookies

By accessing and continuing to use this site users accept and undertake to abide by the College’s conditions of use set out below.

Use of this site for any purpose that is unlawful, or in any manner that could exceed authorised access, damage, disable, overburden or impair the operation of this site, or any other party’s use or enjoyment of this site is strictly prohibited.

Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Preston College web site, including accessing data, logging into a server or account, attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network for which they have no lawful right to access or without the proper authorization from the College. Attempting to interfere with services to any user, host or network, forging or misrepresentation communications, or taking any action in order to obtain services to which you are not entitled will also be treat as a violation of this policy. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Preston College will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting individuals or organisations who are involved in such violations.

Users of this web site may be monitored to ensure compliance with these Terms of Use. Users of this website consent to this monitoring in order to ensure the security and availability of this web site.

Privacy Policy

Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the College’s Data Protection Policy and Data Retention Schedule. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties, unless there is a legal requirement to do so. If the College needs to disclose your personal details to a third party to provide a service you have requested, consent will be sought before any data transfer takes place. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with Data Protection Legislation, and used only for the explicit purpose it was intended or to provide you with the information you have requested.

E-mailing us

If you wish to e-mail Preston College, you will provide the College with your e-mail address. Please do not send personal and sensitive information via e-mail unless encrypted, as the College cannot ensure or be accountable for the security of external e-mail systems. While all reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the security of this website and the transmission of e-mails through the website, the College assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or interception of any e-mails.

E-mail alerts and newsletters

If you sign up to receive e-mail alerts we will use the information you give us to provide the service(s) you have requested. We will not share your data with third parties and only provide information and services requested.

If you have used an on-line form on the Preston College website to sign up for an e-mail alert service, you can correct, update or remove any personally identifiable information directly, via our Internet pages.

If you sign up for a subscription e-mail service, we will hold the information you have provided for as long as you require access to the service requested. If you inform us that you wish to cancel a subscription we will remove you from our mailing list and your details will be deleted from our records.


The College site uses cookies for collecting non personal user information from the site. The College site does not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the website.

If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website. If you wish to find out more about cookies please read the following

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about the pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is not personally identifiable information. We do not collect or store personal information such as your name or address. However, visitor IP addresses are stored and under GDPR are personal data, so are stored securely and not used for any other purpose that analysing visitor behaviour.

Preston College and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how advert impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.

Preston College uses data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or third party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics to find out more about what kind of users are using our site.

You can find out more about Google’s privacy policy for its analytics service at


Preston College uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our adverts on sites across the internet. Preston College, third-party vendors and Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve adverts based on someone’s past visits to our website.

Linking to another site from the Preston College website

Our website contains links to websites of third parties. Preston College is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites.

You should be aware of this when you leave the Preston College Website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

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