Site Terms & Conditions


By using this Website, you consent to us collecting and using your details in accordance with these Terms of Use.

If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to be contacted by us, please notify us by email to


Information We Collect

When you use this website we may collect details about you. The types of information collected might include names, e-mail address and other details including your IP address.

By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with this privacy statement. Personal details are collected in a number of ways: they can be obtained via the use of cookies or when you register. We may also collect information you give us in written or other communications.

We use the details that we collect about you to improve our provision of learning materials and in developing the website to help us to customise the website to improve its usefulness to you.

We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested and for administration purposes. If you are a student then we will share details of your completion of modules with your schools and CAGs. We may need to share your information with our member organisations, service providers, associated organisations and agents for these purposes.

If you are external to the College or the CAGs  you can change your mind about being contacted at any time by contacting us.


With Whom Do We Share The Information That We Collect?

We will not sell, trade, rent or make available your personal information to others unless you have given us your permission to do so.

We compile anonymous records of user trends which we may make use of ourselves, or to unconnected parties.

We may disclose details about use of our websites to other businesses e.g. to demonstrate patterns of use to other business partners. The information we pass on will not include any personal information by which you may be identified.

We may forward your personal details to the police or another regulatory body or government authority if we are asked to do so or wish to do so in order to comply with the law or in relation to the investigation of suspected illegal activities or in relation to any suspected misuse by you of our web site or any of our web site services. Where it is lawful and necessary we may also monitor e-mails you send and receive.


Data Security

We have adopted measures to ensure that users' personal details are not misused, accidentally destroyed, lost or altered. Where information is transferred to a third party, that third party will be required to keep your personal details secure.

We endeavour to prevent unauthorised disclosures of your personal information by other people, but we are not responsible for any unauthorised disclosures or other breaches of security or for the actions of others if the information was passed to them with your authority or with the authority of anybody other than us or our member organisations.

Please be aware that if you disclose information on chat areas, forums or other public services it may be possible for other people to use this information. We are not responsible for the disclosure of any information you post in this way.


Transfer of Details outside the EEA

Given the global nature of the Internet, use of the Internet to collect and process personal details may involve the transmission of data internationally. Therefore, by browsing this website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree that we may process your personal details outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

However, we will always endeavour to ensure that any third party to whom your personal details are transferred will take appropriate steps to safeguard your personal details in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended)                  


Updating Your Details

It is up to you to ensure that your contact details are up to date.

You can update the personal details we hold on you by updating them within the password controlled area of the site.

We may change or update the website Terms of Use (for example in order to comply with new legal requirements) so please do check here from time to time to note such changes. We reserve the right to change any part of this agreement without notice.

You can also request that the personal details that we hold about you are removed from our system. However, this will mean that you will longer be able to access parts of the website that require a log in.


Cookie Policy

What is a "Cookie"?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are issued to your computer when you enter a website. Cookies are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive, and they can be used for a wide range of purposes, such as identifying your computer's previous visits to this website, and to ascertain the most popular features of this website. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.


Types of cookie & the information we collect

We use two types of cookies on the website.

Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are erased when you leave the website. They allow you to carry information across pages of the website without having to re-enter this information. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer.
Persistent Cookies are stored on the hard drive of your computer until they expire and how long will depend on the expiry date of each specific cookie or until you delete them.

They enable us to identify your computer when you visit this website and to collect identifying information about you, such as web surfing behaviour or user preferences.

By using our website you agree to allow us to use both types of cookies to collect your information.

Cookie name Persistence Duration

First/third party

has_js session Browser close


Informs our website whether the user has JavaScript enabled. This is anonymous and doesn’t uniquely identify the user.
cookieaccept persistent 1 year first Remembers that the user has dismissed the cookie banner at the top of the page.


persistent 22-23 days or until logout first Uniquely identifies a user who has logged in. The cookie is associated with a user account in the database backend along with any information the user provides in their profile.



usually less than 6 months mainly first party Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on our website. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.


session/persistent usually less than 6 months

third party (Google)

These cookies are used by Google to store user preferences and information when viewing pages with Google maps on them (i.e. the Contact Us page).


What use do we make of the information we collect?

We may use the information we collect from you so that we can tailor content, and the presentation of the website to match your preferences. We may compile anonymous aggregated statistics using information provided by cookies to develop a clearer picture of which parts of this website are the most popular to its visitors.


Web Beacons

Some pages on the website may contain electronic images known as web beacons (also known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.


Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the features of the website if cookies are disabled.

If you see anything posted on the site which you believe to be in breach of our terms you may report it by sending an email to We cannot guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of your email.

If you wish to contact us about any aspect of the community, please email us at We reserve the right not to enter into correspondence with you.