This privacy policy sets out how Trafford College uses and protects any information that you give Trafford College when you use our website.

Trafford College is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Trafford College may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to surveys and questionnaires

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Marketing.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send emails about college achievements and events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies on the Trafford College homepage but this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Purpose More Information

Google Analytics

There are five main cookie types set by Google Analytics:

  • UTMA – The Visitor Identifier
  • UTMB – 30 Minute session identifier
  • UTMC – On Exit session identifier 
  • UTMV – Custom Variable Cookie
  • UTMZ – Visitor segmentation
To find out more please visit Google overview of privacy.To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

YouTube

We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.YouTube (how YouTube uses cookies and why)

Social Media

Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Links network websites are used to allow you to quickly post information from the Trafford College website to your own profile.

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Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at marketing@trafford.ac.uk.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A copy of the College’s Data Protection Procedure is available. If you wish to access information held on you please complete the “Standard Request Form for Access to Data” included in Appendix 3 or submit a written request to the appropriate designated data controller (address detailed below). A small fee will be payable.

Data Controller
Trafford College
Manchester Road
West Timperley
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 5PQ

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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