East Kent College collects and processes information about students. All personal data collected by East Kent College is processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Information about students collected by the College are for a variety of reasons which include but are not limited to:
- Educational Administration
- Learning Guidance
- Statistical Research
- Health and Safety
- Law Enforcement
- Career Guidance
- Educational Training
- Education, employment or training destinations
The information you provide may be shared with other organisations for the purposes outlined above. Organisations may include but are not limited to:
- Departments for Children Schools and Families
- Department for Business Innovation and Skills
- Local authorities
- Higher Education Statistics Agency
- Higher Education Funding Council for England, Skills Funding Agency
- EFA or partners of those organisations
- Benefits agency
- College insurers
- The Student Union
- Skills Funding Agency
- Existing and previous education providers
The College, EFA, the Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency and their partners may wish to contact you from time to time in respect of surveys and research to monitor performance, improve quality, plan future provision and inform you about courses or learning opportunities relevant to you. At no time will your personal information be passed to third party organisations for marketing or sales purposes.
The collection and management of personal information are necessary for the College as an educational provider. Please be aware that accepting a place at the College gives consent for East Kent College to hold and use information about you as stated above. If you do not give this consent, then the College may be caused operational difficulties and we may not be able to offer you a place on a course. Personal Information includes personal details, photographic and digital images and audio recordings.
Information will not be retained for longer than is necessary after you are no longer a student of the College. Please inform the College of any changes to your personal data in order that we may keep accurate and up to date personal information.
The College accepts no responsibility of your own possessions howsoever caused.
If you would like further information regarding Data Protection please contact Support Services. Email: @eastkent.ac.uk or call 01843 605062.