PRIVACY MATTERS

Your privacy is very important to us.

At Pembrokeshire College we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our sitePembrokeshire College. We operate  several websites including online.pembrokeshire.ac.uk, salon.pembrokeshire.ac.uk and many more. It is Pembrokeshire College’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Privacy

Like most website operators, Pembrokeshire College collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Pembrokeshire College’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Pembrokeshire College’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Pembrokeshire College may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, eg. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

 

Pembrokeshire College also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Pembrokeshire College only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Adherence with the Freedom of Information Act is a requirement for all publicly funded bodies like the College. This Act promotes greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring all ‘public authorities’ to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.

 

A publication scheme describes the information a public authority publishes, or intends to publish. Pembrokeshire College has adopted the model publication scheme developed for the Further Education sector available from the Information Commissioners Website.

 

Most information you require will be found on our website. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you have the right to request any information held by us which we have not already made available through our publication scheme. However, we are not required to release information to which an exemption in the Act legitimately applies. In such circumstances we will explain to you why we are not releasing information.

 

Requests for additional information should be made in writing and we will respond within 20 working days. In certain circumstances, where we incur costs up to the appropriate limit (ie £450), we may need to charge a fee, which will be calculated according to fees regulations issued through the Information Commissioner’s Office website. To request information not available through our website or in a different format, please contact:

 

David Evans, Assistant Principal, Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ e-mail: d.evans@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

 

It is important that our publication scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how our scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments about this scheme should be sent in writing to the contact above.

 

If we are unable to resolve any complaint, you can complain to the Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the Freedom of Information Act: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

 

More information about the Freedom of Information Act is available on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Certain visitors to Pembrokeshire College’s websites choose to interact with Pembrokeshire College in ways that require Pembrokeshire College to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pembrokeshire College gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Pembrokeshire College updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Pembrokeshire College collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Pembrokeshire College.

 

Pembrokeshire College does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Pembrokeshire College may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Pembrokeshire College may monitor the most popular pages on the Pembrokeshire College site. Pembrokeshire College may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Pembrokeshire College does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Pembrokeshire College discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Pembrokeshire College’s behalf or to provide services available at Pembrokeshire College’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Pembrokeshire College’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

 

Pembrokeshire College will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Pembrokeshire College discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Pembrokeshire College believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Pembrokeshire College, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Pembrokeshire College website and have supplied your email address, Pembrokeshire College may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Pembrokeshire College and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

 

Pembrokeshire College takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Pembrokeshire College may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Pembrokeshire College’s sole discretion. Pembrokeshire College encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Website Cookies and Disclaimer

The College makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the contents this website are accurate and to deliver the programmes of study and research opportunities and other services and facilities in the way described. The College will provide students with the tuition, learning support, other services and facilities it describes with reasonable skill and care. However, the College shall be entitled, if it reasonably considers it to be necessary (including in order to manage its resources and pursue its policy of continuous improvement appropriately):

  • to alter the timetable, location, number of classes and method of delivery of programmes of study, provided such alterations are reasonable;
  • to make reasonable variations to the content and syllabus of programmes of study (including in relation to placements);
  • to suspend or discontinue programmes of study;
  • to make changes to its regulations, policies and procedures which the College reasonably considers necessary;
  • not to provide programmes of study or to combine them with others if the College reasonably considers this to be necessary (for example, because too few students apply to join the programme for it to be viable).

In the unlikely event that the College discontinues or does not provide a programme of study or changes it significantly before it begins:

  • the College will inform relevant individuals as soon as reasonably practical;
  • an individual will be entitled to withdraw his/her application within 14 days of being informed of the change;
  • for those individuals that are either enrolled on a course which is discontinued or withdrawn their application under paragraph 2 above, the College will make an appropriate refund of tuition fees and deposits paid.

Upon acceptance by an applicant of an offer of a place at the College, the relationship between the applicant and the College becomes contractual. In entering into that contract, neither the student nor the College intends that any of the terms of the contract will be enforceable by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person not a party to it.

 

The College will not be liable to you for any representations or descriptions on this website, or in any other College documents and publications including social media posts, and/or made to you verbally, unless and to the extent confirmed in the terms as outlined above. The College excludes any liability which it would be unlawful to exclude.

 

The College will not be liable to you in any manner whatsoever for any failure or delay, or for the consequences of any failure or delay, in performance of any contract with you if it is due to any event beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lockouts or other industrial action or disputes (whether involving our workforce or any other party), acts of God, pandemic, quarantine or wide spread illness (whether affecting our staff and/or student body or otherwise), governmental requisitioning, emergency planning or provision, war, protests, fire, flood, storm, tempest, explosion and suspected or a threatened act of terrorism, riot, civil commotion, national emergencies, breakdown of plant or machinery or default of suppliers or sub-contractors.

 

The College has a disciplinary procedure policy which is available in the student handbook and on the Intranet. The College reserves the right to withdraw any offer of a place if information becomes available which has not been declared during application.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

 

Pembrokeshire College uses cookies to help Pembrokeshire College identify and track visitors, their usage of Pembrokeshire College website, and their website access preferences. Pembrokeshire College visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Pembrokeshire College’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Pembrokeshire College’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

We make every effort to ensure organisations listed on our website, social media and in our publications are legitimate, however we are unable to conduct comprehensive research and verify full details in their entries and cannot guarantee their accuracy.

Throughout our website there are links to websites whose content is outside our control. The inclusion of links on these pages in no way constitutes a recommendation of the services or information provided. Please use your own judgement and be especially wary of any service which asks you to pay!

 

No responsibility will be taken by Pembrokeshire College for loss or damage, direct or consequential, resulting from the use of services or information provided by the maintainers of these links.

 

Every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of the information in these pages. However, things change all the time. If you discover any out of date links or you know of other links which should be included on this website, please let us know.

Accessibility

Pembrokeshire College is committed to accessible websites and all sites are built to W3.org standards. College Websites are monitored for accessibility.

If any information, policy documents or course information is required in large print please contact us on text phone 01437 753 000 or contact admissions on admissions@pembrokeshire.ac.uk