This website is administered by International News Syndicate. The following provides an overview of how your privacy is protected during your visit.
The British College of Journalism is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our students and any people who are interested in undertaking our course. Always have been and always will be.
We only have your personal information if you have provided this directly to us, we don’t use third party-sources to obtain your information. In turn, your personal information will never be rented or sold to anyone.
If at any time you no longer wish to receive information from International News Syndicate and the British College of Journalism, we ask that you use the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the bottom of an email from the College. Alternatively, you can contact us via email advising of your request or you can use our Contact Us form. Please ensure you send the email from the address you wish to have unsubscribed, or clearly note the subscribed email address in the body of your email. We will happily oblige.
Should you wish to view the course guide, but do not consent to being on our mailing list, please email us at [email protected] and we will arrange to send you a once-off email containing the link to the information you require and ensure that your details are not subscribed to our mailing list.
Every time a user visits our website, web analytics software generates an anonymous cookie. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, new ones are generated.
This gives us information about how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; they are used for statistical purposes only.
You can change your browser’s cookie settings to stop it accepting cookies. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser.
This further privacy statement explains in more detail when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. This Privacy Statement applies to the provision of our courses and to our sales, marketing and customer contract fulfilment activities. It also applies to individuals seeking a job at the British College of Journalism.
British College of Journalism develops and delivers The Professional Freelance Journalism Course. We are a division of International News Syndicate who also provides courses under several other college names in the fields of interior design, professional styling and travel writing.
Information on this website is gathered in two ways:
• Directly when you provide information to us by way of our on-site forms or by direct contact
• Indirectly through our site’s technology (primarily cookies recording your visit to our site).
We collect and use personal data to perform direct sales, direct marketing, customer service and student support. We may also collect data about suppliers, partners and persons seeking a job or working in our company.
We may use your information for the following purposes:
From May 25th 2018 the collection and processing of personal data based on consent from the data subject will be done by using “Course Guide” forms (or enrolment application forms when you become a student). As of the inception of this privacy statement, British College of Journalism is unable to obtain data from your form submission unless you specifically select the box to provide your consent.
We use personal information for fulfilling our obligations related to contracts and agreements with students, graduates and suppliers.
We may use personal data collected prior to the inception of this privacy statement to advise of the latest in course starting dates and potential special offers, as it is considered to be of legitimate interest. A legitimate interest has been established on the basis the British College of Journalism obtained the personal data directly from the data subject when they expressed an interest in the course offered by the College. The British College of Journalism never uses data provided by third-party other sources. To establish a legitimate interest for data collection & processing, it has been identified that a mutual interest between British College of Journalism and the individual person exists. This legitimate basis is primarily related to our sales and marketing purposes. We will always inform individuals about their privacy rights and the purpose for collecting personal data. Data subjects can opt out of receiving mail at any time and are welcome to make requests in relation to how their data is processed – please see “YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA” below for further details.
We collect name and email address. We may also collect feedback, comments and questions received from you in service-related communication and activities, such as meetings, phone calls, documents, and emails. From some of our college associated websites (such as the student portal) we may collect IP-address and actions taken on the site.
If you upload photos or videos, add posts or comments, etc. on our social media sites, the information can be read by anyone with access to the social media page and used for purposes over which British College of Journalism or you have no control. Therefore, British College of Journalism is not responsible for any information you submit to social media sites.
If you apply for a job at British College of Journalism, we collect the data you provide during the application process.
British College of Journalism does not collect or process any special categories of personal data, such as public unique identifiers or sensitive personal data.
We store personal data for as long as we find it necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the personal data was collected, while also considering our need to answer your queries or resolve possible problems, to comply with legal requirements under applicable laws, to attend to any legal claims/complaints, and for safeguarding purposes.
This means that we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period of time after your last interaction with us. When the personal data that we have collected is no longer required, we will delete it in a secure manner. We may process data for statistical purposes, but in such cases, data will be anonymised.
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
Any query about your privacy rights should be sent to [email protected].
Cookies are small files of information, which save and retrieve information about your visit to the site. For example, how you entered the site, information such as browser type and browser language; your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address; and the actions you take on the company’s websites, such as the web pages viewed and the links clicked, how you navigated through the site and what information was accessed by you. The cookies we use cannot personally identify you. If you do not want information to be gathered on a cookie you may obtain advice from your Internet Service Provider who will tell you how to disable a cookie through the appropriate menu in your browser.
This information is used for the purposes of understanding how visitors use our website. Cookies and similar technologies help us tailor our website to our users needs, as well as to detect and prevent security threats and abuse. When used alone, cookies do not personally identify you.
These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, as well as help measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
Unlike first party cookies, we do not control the setting of these cookies. For further information on cookies, and instructions on how to manage them, please visit the third-party websites.
Examples of cookies and tags in use and their purpose:
|Google Adwords||Google paid advertising and shopping network|
|Microsoft Bing Ads||Microsoft Bing paid advertising and shopping network|
|Google Analytics||Google Analytics provides statistical analysis for our website|
|Facebook is used for remarketing activity|
|Twitter is used to allow visitors to stay in touch via social media|
|Instagram is used to allow visitors to stay in touch via social media and share links and stories|
|Customer Community||Email marketing for opens, reads, clicks etc|
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade your information with any third parties without your consent, except from what is described below:
We will disclose your personal information if required by law or if we, as a company, reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our company’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. However, we will do what we can to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
The British College of Journalism reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time. The applicable version will always be found on our website. We encourage you to check this Privacy Statement occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
If we make changes that significantly alter our privacy practices, we will notify you by email or post a notice on our websites prior to the change taking effect.
If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may, in the first instance, contact [email protected].
To view course terms and conditions, click here.
To view our delivery policy, click here.
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