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Privacy Policy for Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD)

By using Cleveland College of Art & Design’s website you consent to the collection, storage, use and transfer of your personal data by us under the terms of this Privacy Policy. We use the definition of personal data defined in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data that we collect from you

The personal data that we collect from you via our website is stored on our servers. It may be processed by our staff and by contractors and suppliers who work for us. We will ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act and this privacy statement.

How we may use this information

Disclosure of your data

The data you provide to us will be treated as confidential. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the data you provide to us without your consent.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser for use within that website to enable a mechanism for remembering browser actions. This helps us to track your activity on our web pages, to find out how it is being used and to assess its usefulness. Data about you is not collected during the tracking process.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website and the sub domain of hartlepool.ccad.ac.uk . Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. You can find out more information on the cookies used by Google Analytics as well as details of the Google privacy policy.

Disabling Cookies

Most browsers have cookies enabled by default.

If you wish to disable cookies on our website or all sites you can set your cookie preferences for your browser. However, disabling cookies may affect your experience browsing our website.

We also use third party persistent cookies from Google Analytics to track how you get to our site and your activity on the site so that we can improve our business processes. These are as follows:

Cookie Name Purpose Length Held
_utma Assigns a unique ID to track every new visitor 2 years or until browser deletion
_utmb Establish a user session on the website and updates on every new page view 30 mins from creation/update
_utmc Used historically in conjunction with _utmb to determine if a new session needs to be established Expires on browser exit
_utmz Stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach your website i.e. website search, email hyperlink etc. 6 months from creation/update

Third Party Websites

Because we want your experience of our site to be as informative and useful as possible, we provide a number of links to websites operated by third parties (Third party websites). Please be aware that we do not control such third party websites and that such third party websites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. We assume no responsibility for the information gathering practices of third party websites that you are able to access through our site, and we encourage you to review each third party website’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Security

We employ security measures to protect your data from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.

We are required to ensure the information we hold is accurate: please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your contact details.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting this within the latest news section of our website.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this Policy or believe we have not adhered to the above criteria, please contact nicola.craddock@ccad.ac.uk