We are committed to protecting your privacy. The following sets out how we will deal with personal information recorded through the use of its web sites.
1. Collection of Information
Information automatically logged
We may make a record of your visit and log any of the following information for statistical and business purposes- the user's address, the user's domain name, IP address, the date and time of the visit, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser used. Identification of the user may also be requested and logged.
If you are not a student or a staff member and you send us a message, we will record your e-mail address.
The sites have security measures in place against the loss, misuse and alteration of information.
A login name and password are required to visit secure areas. Before personal information (such as examination results) is published on the site, visitors are required to enter their student or staff number as well. This is to ensure that the information is displayed only to the intended person. You should ensure that your password is kept securely and cannot be discovered by anyone else.
A cookie is a small message given to your web browser by our web server. The browser stores the message in a text file and the message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. It is possible to disable the acceptance of cookies by your web browser. However, doing so may restrict your ability to access some web pages.
Cookies may store the following information: session (numbered key) and duration. A numbered key is a unique server-generated number used to track your current session. The session key can be linked back to a user's login identification.
Unique identifiers (such as login name and password) are collected from web site visitors to verify a user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.
Unique identifiers are also used to access stored information about a visitor's preferences to enable the dynamic display of the site according to your preferences when you return.
All research surveys conducted online by staff and /or students which involve the collection of personal information, will have received approval from the Board. A survey might ask visitors for unique identifiers (such as login information).
Enrolment and registration forms
If personal information is collected via a website and held, every effort will be made to ensure that this is done by sufficiently secure means.
A student may elect to enroll in person rather than providing personal information via a website.
For certain applications, our site's enrolment and registration forms require users to give contact information (like name and e-mail address) and unique identifiers (like login identification and student number).
Some sites contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
2. Use of Personal Information
Personal information you supply online will be used by the staff in conducting the business of the school. Such uses include matters related to student administration, provision of services and the dissemination of information to staff, prospective and current students and remaining in contact with graduates. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with a server and to administer a web site. Your IP address is sometimes used to set up individual sessions to provide secure logins.
3. Disclosure of personal information
We will not disclose personal information concerning you to parties outside the school.
Some sites may have chat rooms, forums, on-line teaching environments, message boards and or/news groups available to their users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
4. Data quality/access
We will always try to maintain accurate, complete and up-to-date information regarding staff and students. If you think that your personal information retained by the school requires changing please contact us.