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Access HE pan-London organisation for Higher Education

Privacy Policy


How we may use your personal information

AccessHE is a division of London Higher. London Higher and AccessHE are committed to protecting your personal information and being clear about what information we collect from you and how we use it.

If we make any changes to this policy, we will let you know by revising the updated date, placing an alert on the homepage of the website, or corresponding with you directly.

If you have any questions about this policy or our uses of personal data, please contact accesshe@londonhigher.ac.uk

Who we are and how to contact us

A key division of London Higher and the largest network of its kind, AccessHE is the pan-London organisation that aims to support the progression of under-represented groups to higher education (HE). We do this by enabling HE institutions (HEIs), schools and colleges to achieve their objectives on widening access to HE more efficiently and effectively. We do this through our various forums, events, projects and summer schools.

All personal information provided by you through this website is under the control of AccessHE, who are responsible for taking care of your personal information in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). This policy may refer to AccessHE as: ‘AccessHE’, ‘our’, ‘us’ or ‘we’. Our registered office is: Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JJ.

How to contact us

You can contact us via the following means:

  • Email: accesshe@londonhigher.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 020 7391 0688
  • Post: AccessHE (London Higher), Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JJ

Collecting and using your personal information

We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.
We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What data we gather

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Website usage data
  • Other information pertaining to surveys and online booking forms (e.g. dietary preferences)

How we use this data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records.
  • To contact delegates registered for organised events, workshops, seminars, conferences or other meetings.
  • To improve the products and services we provide.
  • To customise the website for you.
  • To send you promotional emails or mailings about products, services and other things we think might be relevant to you.

Sensitive personal information collected for events including summer school and other projects

Young people participating in events, such as summer schools may be asked to complete forms where sensitive data is collected. This includes:

  • Your gender
  • Your ethnicity
  • Whether you have any disabilities, and/or medical needs.

We will also collect less sensitive data such as:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address, postal address and telephone number
  • Learner parent, carer or guardian contact information
  • Doctor and GP practice contact information
  • Other information pertaining to surveys and online booking forms (e.g. dietary preferences).

How we use this data

Collecting this data enables us to deliver and facilitate summer schools effectively and safely.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • To contact delegates registered for organised events, workshops, seminars, conferences or other meetings.
  • To improve the products and services we provide.
  • To ensure any specific needs are met.
  • To help monitor the effectiveness of these projects in reaching particular cohorts.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Sharing your personal information

We may share the personal information we collect about you with:

  • Our partner institutions involved in running or delivering the summer schools.
  • Reputable and reliable third parties. This includes combined statistics about visitors to our website and website traffic patterns, answers to questions, content entered and related website information. The information used for these purposes is aggregated (i.e. combined with other user data) and anonymised, and will not be provided in a way which identifies you.

How we keep your information secure

We take steps to make sure we hold your personal information securely and share it with people or organisations who need to access it.

In order to provide our service, we need to transfer information to other organisations. We make sure these organisations commit to keeping your personal information secure.

To request access to your personal information, change, delete, or stop using it

You have the right, under the GDPR, to request a copy of your personal information we hold, to have it corrected, deleted, or to ask us to stop using it.

To request a copy of the personal information we hold about you – please send your request via email to: accesshe@londonhigher.ac.uk

To ask us to change, delete or stop using the personal information we hold about you – please send your request via email to: accesshe@londonhigher.ac.uk . We will always consider your request to make changes to your personal information and write back to confirm the action we have taken.

Other websites you can access from this one

Our website and privacy policy may contain links to other websites operated by other organisations or other websites operated by London Higher (such as: AccessHE, London Higher). We cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other sites. This privacy policy applies to this website only. Please make sure you read the privacy policy of the website you are visiting.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at https://www.accesshe.ac.uk/privacy-policy/ . If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use AccessHE after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: March 2018