Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, we can confirm that BTEC/Vocational exams scheduled for January will be going ahead despite the new national restrictions.
Please check our Coronavirus page for further details.
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 so that you can review any changes. Any significant different use of your data will be communicated to you and you will be able to choose whether you agree to the new use.
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 service provided by 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.
Third party cookies
HSDC sometimes embeds content from providers such as YouTube or Twitter. 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 which are 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 on the functionality of the HSDC website. Users of the most popular web browsers can install a browser add-on which prevents information being transferred to Google, see: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For more information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Information you provide us with
We receive and store 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 given us permission 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 a number of 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 information you have requested. This information may also be used to build an understanding of the information we need to provide to people on our website. Unless you have opted in to receive marketing communications the information submitted through enquiry forms will not be used for this purpose.
You have a number of rights over your personal information, which are: