Website Privacy Statement

About this Statement

Purpose: This statement is intended to explain how we use the information we collect about you via this website.

Who we are: References in this statement to "we", "us" and "our" are to The Board of Management of Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, registered as a charity in Scotland with number SC021191 and having its principal offices at Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, FK2 9AD.

Updates: Any updates/changes to this statement will appear on this webpage.  Please check this webpage from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any such changes.

What information we collect

Information volunteered by you: The information we collect via this website includes any personal details you type in and submit (such as your name and email address, for example).

IP address: The information we collect via this website may also include your IP address: this is the individual identification number that is assigned to your computer when it is connected to the Internet.  This information is automatically logged by our web server.

Browser cookies: We use browser cookies to collect data which enables this website to recognise you and to compile traffic statistics about how this website is used (including, for example, how frequently a page is accessed).  A browser cookie is a small file which is stored in your computer’s memory when you navigate around this website.  Not all browser cookies are deleted when you close your browser but a browser cookie in no way gives us access to the files stored on your computer.

What we do with the information we gather

Statistical analysis: We use traffic data (which is generated using IP addresses and browser cookies) to monitor performance of our website, assess interest in it and to help us decide how it can be improved.  We will use information about how you use our website to compile anonymous statistics only.

Recognising you: We may use browser cookies to recognise you and your preferences in order to manage access to the secure areas of this website and to tailor this website to match your interests and preferences.

Keeping you informed: If you give us your consent, we may email information to you from time to time which we believe may be of interest to you, such as information concerning our courses, products, or services. All correspondence will contain a link to allow you to opt out of receiving further correspondence.

Sharing your data: We may share information about you with our service providers (to help us manage this website and provide our services). We may also share information about you with any organisation (and their advisers) who might take over any of our functions or merge with us, to allow them to prepare for taking over or merging (after that, we may also allow that organisation to use and share your information on the same basis as us).

Law enforcement: We may disclose information about you to law enforcement officials in the investigation of any alleged unlawful activities by you.

Your rights

Stop direct marketing: You may unsubscribe from our direct marketing list at any time by writing to us at Marketing, Forth Valley College, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, FK2 9AD or emailing us at marketing@forthvalley.ac.uk.

Access: You have the right to request a copy of personal information we hold about you. To do this, simply write to us at Executive Office, Forth Valley College, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, FK2 9AD, enclosing a cheque payable to Forth Valley College for the sum of £10 to cover administrative costs.  Should we be prevented from disclosing your personal information, we will give reasons for our refusal.  We may request that you provide further information and identification to enable us to comply with your request.

Correcting errors: If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Rejecting cookies: For information about browser cookies and how to set your Web browser to reject the cookies used by this website, please visit the website set up by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (Europe) at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.  In some instances, unless these cookies are accepted, you will not be able to access parts of this website.

More information: You can find detailed information about your rights under UK Data Protection legislation on the UK Information Commissioner’s website: http://www.ico.gov.uk.