The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Ensuring user privacy is a top priority for this website and its owners. We proactively take all necessary measures to safeguard the privacy of our users throughout their browsing experience. Our practices align with the user privacy regulations and laws established by the United Kingdom. We are fully committed to complying with all national laws and requirements pertaining to user privacy.
This website aims to enhance the user experience by utilizing cookies during visits. Upon the user’s first visit, a cookie control system is employed, allowing them to grant or deny permission for cookies to be stored on their computer/device. This adherence to recent legislation ensures explicit consent is obtained from users before any files, such as cookies, are placed or accessed on their computer/device.
Cookies are small files that are saved on the user’s computer’s hard drive. They collect, save, and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This enables the website, through its server, to provide users with a personalized experience. It is important to note that users who wish to prevent the use and storage of cookies from this website on their computers should adjust the security settings within their web browsers to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Contact & Communication
When users contact this website and/or its owners, they do so voluntarily and provide any requested personal information at their own risk. Rest assured that your personal information is treated as confidential and stored securely until it is no longer necessary or has no further use, in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the Data Protection Act of 2018.
While every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form-to-email submission process, users should be aware that using such processes carries inherent risks, and they should proceed with caution.
The information submitted by users is utilized by this website and its owners to provide additional information about the products/services offered or to address any questions or queries that have been submitted. This may include using the provided details to subscribe you to an email newsletter program, but only if you were explicitly informed of this and granted your express permission during the form-to-email submission process.
It is important to note that the information provided above does not encompass the complete list of your rights as a user regarding the receipt of email marketing materials. Furthermore, your details are not shared with any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter program that is designed to keep subscribers informed about the products and services offered by this website. Users have the option to subscribe through an online automated process, but this decision is entirely at their own discretion. In some cases, subscriptions may be manually processed based on prior written agreement with the user.
The collection of subscriptions is carried out in accordance with the UK Spam Laws as outlined in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations of 2003. All personal details associated with subscriptions are securely held and managed in compliance with the Data Protection Act of 2018. No personal information is shared with third parties or individuals outside the company that operates this website.
As per the Data Protection Act of 2018, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. If you would like to obtain this information, please send a written request to the business address provided at the bottom of this policy.
Email marketing campaigns sent by this website or its owners may contain tracking mechanisms within the actual email. Subscriber activity, such as email opens, email forwarding, link clicks within the email content, and the frequency of activity, is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. This information helps to improve future email campaigns and deliver more relevant content based on user activity.
In compliance with the UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations of 2003, subscribers are given the option to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. Details on how to unsubscribe are provided in the footer of each email campaign. In cases where an automated unsubscribe system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will be provided instead.
While this website strives to include external links that are of high quality, safe, and relevant, users are strongly advised to exercise caution before clicking on any of these links. External links refer to clickable text, banners, or image links that direct users to other websites, such as “www.uclan.co.uk” or “UCLan.” Despite our best efforts, the owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the content of any externally linked website.
It is important for users to understand that they click on external links at their own risk, and this website and its owners cannot be held responsible for any damages or consequences that may arise from visiting these external links.
Social Media Platforms
When interacting with external social media platforms through which this website and its owners participate, it is important to adhere to the terms and conditions and privacy policies specific to each platform. Users are encouraged to exercise caution and discretion when using social media platforms, taking into consideration their own privacy and personal information.
It is worth noting that this website and its owners will never solicit personal or sensitive information through social media platforms. Users who wish to discuss sensitive details are advised to utilize primary communication channels such as telephone or email.
This website may utilize social sharing buttons that facilitate the direct sharing of web content from web pages to the associated social media platform. Users should exercise their own judgment before using such social sharing buttons and be aware that the social media platform may track and save their request to share a web page through their social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
When sharing web links through our social media platform accounts, this website and its owners may provide relevant web pages for your convenience. It is important to note that some social media platforms automatically shorten lengthy URLs, resulting in URLs like this: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo (this is just an example). We strongly advise users to exercise caution and use their judgment before clicking on any shortened URLs posted on social media platforms by this website and its owners.
While we make every effort to ensure that only legitimate URLs are shared, it’s important to recognize that many social media platforms are susceptible to spam and hacking. Therefore, this website and its owners cannot be held responsible for any damages or consequences that may arise from visiting any shortened links.
Resources & Further Information
Data Protection Act (2018)
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
Privacy statement last updated May 2023; Futureworks Training Limited, Riverside, New Bailey Street, Manchester M3 5FS. For more information contact us on [email protected]