User anonymity and personal privacy
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files
on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal
information but do capture the user's IP address, which is
automatically recognised by our web servers.
Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor
website usage. These analyses may be made to available to Plymouth
College staff and partner agencies to allow them to measure, for
example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths
through the site.
Except as stated already, Plymouth College will make no attempt
to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that
access to web pages will generally create log entries in the
systems of your ISP or network service provider. These entities may
be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to
access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of
network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of
Plymouth College will make no attempt to track or identify
individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that
unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of
all users, Plymouth College reserves the right to attempt to
identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of
trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources
operating as part of Plymouth College web services.
As a condition of use of this site, all users must give
permission for Plymouth College to use its access logs to attempt
to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or
attempting to gain, unauthorised access.
All log file information collected by Plymouth College is kept
secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third
This website does not store any information that would, on its
own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without
their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are
used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user
preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.
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Data protection and confidentiality
Some services on this website require us to collect personal
information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we
have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and
how it is used.
Any information you do submit will be stored securely and will
never be passed on or sold to any third party.