Privacy and Cookies Policy
UTC Cambridge regards the lawful and fair treatment of personal information as very important to successful operations and to maintaining confidence between those with whom we deal and ourselves.
We provide this website as a service to UTC Cambridge students and to visitors who wish to know more about the UTC, its services and activities. We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of everyone who visits our sites or provides us with personal information through our sites. We will not pass any personal information to any third party outside the organisation without prior consent.
How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when UTC Cambridge collects personal information through its websites. It applies to information we collect about:
- visitors to our websites
- people who use our services, e.g. subscribe to our newsletter or request a publication
- job applicants and our current and former employees.
Visitors to our website
When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting either of our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Subscribing to e-newsletters or requests for information
If you sign up to receive one of our e-newsletters through our website, or request to receive one of our publications, we will explicitly ask for your permission to contact you by email and to keep your details on file. We have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have requested a publication to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.
We use an email platform, Pure360, to deliver our e-newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.
The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by Google sporadically indexing the content on our site. All search requests are handled by this site and your searches are not saved.
Complaints or queries
UTC Cambridge tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of UTC Cambridge’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.
Access to personal information
UTC Cambridge tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:
give you a description of it;
tell you why we are holding it;
tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
To make a request to the UTC for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing to the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes.
Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
This privacy notice was last updated on 1 June 2013.
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