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’s College web site, including accessing data not intended for such User or logging into a server or account which such User is not authorised to access, attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation; attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting, or taking any action in order to obtain services to which such User is not entitled. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Preston’s College will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users 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 Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.

E-mailing us

If you wish to e-mail Preston’s College, you will need to provide certain personal details including your name and email address. This material will be used to verify the email address and confirm the mailer is content with us to proceed with processing the email. While all reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the security of this website and the transmission of these emails, this website assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or interception when emails are transmitted from this website to the Preston’s College email system.

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 email address with 3rd parties without your prior consent.

If you have used an on-line form on the Preston’s 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.

Cookies

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

Cookies are small pieces of data created when you visit a site, and contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in the cookie directory of your hard drive, and do not expire at the end of your session. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. If you choose not to accept the cookie, this will not affect your access to the majority of facilities available on our website.

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, so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

Preston’s 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’s College uses data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-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 ttp://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

You can see how you can opt-out of Google’s various programmes here: Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs

Remarketing

Preston’s College uses Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our adverts on sites across the internet. Preston’s 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.

You can see how you can opt-out of Google’s various programmes here: Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs

More information

You can read more about cookies and find out how to refuse them by visiting this website – http://www.aboutcookies.org

Linking to another site from the Preston’s College website

Our website contains links to websites of third parties. Preston’s 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’s 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.