Privacy Statement

About this Statement
This statement explains 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 the 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 will ensure that any organisation we share your data with, complies with GDPR and UK Data Protection Law.

Law enforcement

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

Your rights

You may opt-out from receiving communications from the College 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.

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. We will normally supply the information you request within a calendar month.

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.

Under certain circumstances, you also have the following rights:

  • The right to have data erased (right to be ‘forgotten’)
  • The right to have your data supplied in an electronically portable format
  • The right to withdraw consent (if consent was obtained when the data was collected)

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.

For further information about privacy and GDPR at Forth Valley College, please visit <Link to GDPR page>.

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

You may complain to the Information Commissioner if you are dissatisfied with the way we handle your personal data by emailing: casework@ico.org