Principles of Data Protection
Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. The Data Protection Act 1998 states that data must be:
- fairly and lawfully processed;
- processed for limited purposes;
- adequate, relevant and not excessive;
- not kept longer than necessary;
- processed in accordance with the data subject's rights;
- not transferred to countries without adequate protection.
Personal data covers both facts and opinions about the individual. It also includes information regarding the intentions of the data controller towards the individual, although in some limited circumstances exemptions will apply. With processing, the definition is far wider than before. For example, it incorporates the concepts of 'obtaining', holding' and 'disclosing'.
The full explanation of the principles can be found here http://www.dataprotection.gov.uk
- Statement of intent
- Information on users
- Disclosing Personal Information
- Policy amendment
- Third Party Websites
- Security of your Personal Data
- Access to your Personal Information
- Direct Marketing
- Users under 18 years
Statement of Intent
From time to time, you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself (eg name, e-mail address etc) in order to receive or use services on our web site. By entering your details in the form fields requested, the College will be able to provide you with the services you choose and provide you with the information you wish to receive. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not in any event share or disclose your data with any other third party without first obtaining your consent. The College will act in accordance with current UK legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.
Information on Users
A Cookie is a small text file stored on your computer. The one set by the College web site can only be read by the College web site and will not expose you to any security risks. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used, this is perfectly safe and doesn't affect the performance of your computer in any way. It does mean that if you're using the same computer we can potentially recognize you when you revisit to our web site.
Disclosing Personal Information
When you supply any personal information to the College we have legal obligations towards you in the way we handle that data. We have to collect the information fairly, and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information on to anyone else. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Third party Websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
Security of Your Personal Data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
Access to your Personal Information
You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences. This may be accomplished by writing to the College at
Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us.
As CATFORD College's web site expands, there will be more opportunities to enhance what we provide to you. From time to time we may provide you with details of other services and products provided by the College which may be of interest to you and offer you the opportunity to receive information on them. The College will keep a record of information provided by you. Please note that any information you provide to the College will only be used within the College, and will never be supplied to third parties without first obtaining your consent. The only time we may do so is if we are obliged by UK governing law to disclose information to law enforcement agencies as required.
Users Under 18 Years
Should you be under 18 years, please make sure that you obtain a parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to the College web site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
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LONDON, SE6 4AS, UK
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