Our commitment to your privacy
Harlow College is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our site and the confidentiality of the personal information with which you provide us.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Harlow College is registered under the General Data Protection Regulation and we comply with the GDPR in all our dealings with your personal data.
Your personal information is safe with us
The information you provide will be held by Harlow College and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your information will not be passed to third parties.
How we will use your data
We will use it to contact you with details of course offers and events. We may also use the information for statistical analysis.
When you send an enquiry to the college using one of our Contact Us forms we will add your email address to our mailing list. All emails you receive from us will offer the option to unsubscribe from our list.
When users of our site send us personal information, such as their email address, The College undertakes:
- Never to sell your details to anyone
- Never to give your details to any third party without your express agreement
- To only use the information in order to shape and improve the services we offer.
All data is collected anonymously unless explicitly stated otherwise. Any information collected indirectly will be only be used by Harlow College to:
- monitor the volume, type and pattern of traffic using this website
- develop the design and layout of the website and for other administrative and planning purposes.
About our website
This website contains information about the services and courses offered by Harlow College.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this website but Harlow College cannot accept any responsibility for errors or omissions, or for any consequences arising from the use of information contained herein.
The College is not responsible for the content or actions of external Internet sites. The College also cannot take any responsibility for any translations made by any translation tool used to convert the website's contents. Additionally for any content we create in any language other than English we cannot guarantee complete accuracy in the translation.
Statistical Data Collection
We monitor and record extensively connections to and from college servers. We do this for security and in order to detect and prevent abuse as well as for statistical and performance measurement purposes. The monitoring data we collect includes browser type, domain names, traffic volumes, temporal data, IP information, and data posted from web-forms on our website.
By using this website you accept that anonymous data will be collected about how you use the website, for example what pages have visited and for how long. Also when you click a link that takes you away from the website it will tell us what site you visited. In all cases this data is totally anonymous and cannot be traced to you in any way. Data collected is only used to help us understand how the website is used so that we can for example improve how our website works.
We use 'cookies' on some parts of our site to improve the quality of the service we offer, especially to enable users with visual impairment to alter the appearance of our site to meet their needs.
What are Cookies?
Google Analytics Cookies
Harlow College uses Google Analytics software which places cookies on a user's device to provide us with aggregated usage data of the Harlow College website.
Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. The cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.
Analytical cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how users move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the quality of the delivery of our web materials. No personal information is collected or retained by means of the cookies used to generate this statistical information. Information on the cookies used by the default configuration and use of Google Analytics is available here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies
Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on
If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your current web browser. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.