At HSDC, we care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously.
We may occasionally update this policy to reflect legal or data processing developments. If we update our policy, we will provide information on this page to review any changes. Any significantly different use of your data will be communicated to you, and you will be able to choose whether you agree to the new service.
Our student privacy notice can be found below:
Types of data we collect from you
The HSDC website places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or handheld device. This is standard practice for all websites. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on your web browser and later retrieve. A cookie cannot be read by any website other than the one that set up the cookie.
Cookies are essential for helping us deliver a high-quality website experience. The cookies we use are as follows:
These do not require consent and are vital to make our website work properly. This category of cookie may include those which allow our ‘apply now’ course buttons to function.
These cookies help us identify and fix any problems with the website. They may also provide analytics on which pages are popular and collect information about browsing behaviour that we use to improve our website and the services we provide to you.
HSDC uses Google inc such as Google Analytics, to 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 various parts of the site. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the HSDC website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
HSDC sometimes embeds content from providers such as YouTube,Twitter, Facebook Pixel or HotJar. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from you may be presented with cookies from these websites. HSDC does not control the dissemination of these cookies. Please check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
How to control cookies
By using and browsing the HSDC website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.
If you do not consent, you must refrain from using this site, disable or block the cookies set by the HSDC website. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the HSDC website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please be aware that this may impact the functionality of the HSDC website. Users of the most popular web browsers can install a browser add-on that prevents the information from being transferred to Google, see: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For more information about cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. or for Akero: https://akerolabs.com/privacy-policy
Information you provide us with
We receive and store the information you knowingly provide us through forms on our website. We may collect personal information such as your name, email address and phone number. This data is stored in a CRM system provided by Akerolabs; you can view their policy here.
We may send you marketing emails or contact you via phone if you have permitted us to do so. For example, if you have registered an interest in attending one of our Open Evening events, we may send you details of the upcoming event dates. Also, we may receive information that you have opened or clicked a link within an email we have sent you. This gives us an indication of what you find interesting and helps us make our communications better.
If you do not want to receive marketing communications from us, you can unsubscribe at any time using a link at the bottom of the email you receive or email email@example.com to be removed from our mailing lists.
There are several enquiry forms across our website. These messages and contact details you provide will be shared with relevant college staff members, enabling them to provide the requested information. This information may also be used to understand the information we need to deliver to people on our website. Unless you have opted to receive marketing communications, the information submitted through enquiry forms will not be used for this purpose.
You have several rights over your personal information, which are: