Your Data Privacy With West Thames College
GDPR May 2018
•The amount of data that is collected on a daily basis is enormous.
•When you use a web browser, an app, engage with social media or download content you leave a digital footprint.
•The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018 and is designed to keep pace with the development of new technologies.
•GDPR aims to better protect your personal information and give you more control over how your personal data is used.
•The new rules make sure that you are better protected and that all organisations protect any personal data that they hold and act appropriately if something goes wrong.
•The policy is regularly updated as we both improve our processes and implement a best practice approach to GDPR.
•You have better control as GDPR supports your right to have your privacy respected and your data protected.
•It gives you easier access to the personal information organisations hold about you if you wish to check or change it.
•The new rules are designed to give you confidence that this information is accurate, up to date and being well managed.
•You can choose who can contact you and how.
•You will notice more that organisations may be asking for your consent to contact you with offers, rewards or information about new products and services.
•You can choose if and how you want to be contacted, for instance by email, or by phone.
•Remember, every organisation must provide you with the opportunity to change your mind about the choices that you have made.
•This is intended to give you options and keep you in control.
•West Thames College will ensure that you can update or change the choices that you have made at any time.