How the college complies with the Data Protection Act

To enable the college to provide education, we need to collect personal data from staff, students and prospective students. This data and how we use it is covered by the Data Protection Act. West Thames College is registered with the Information Commissioner, allowing us to lawfully process this data.

When you enrol as a student you will need to sign an enrolment card which contains the College Data Protection statement. This allows us to process your details. If you would like a copy of this statement, please ask at the Information Centre.

In accordance with our Data Protection Policy we will ensure that:

We will:

  • Only collect the data that we need
  • Only pass your data to relevant outside bodies, eg examination boards
  • Only keep your data for as long as is necessary
  • Provide you with a report of the data that we hold on request
  • Destroy your data securely.

We will not:

  • Share your data with anyone outside the college without your permission
  • Sell your data to a third party
  • Use your data to discriminate against you.

You can obtain a copy of the full West Thames College Data Protection Policy from the Information Centre or from Reception at the Skills + Logistics Centre.

If you would like to see the data that the college holds about you, please complete the form and return it to the Information Centre. There is a £10 fee payable for each data protection request.

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