Data Protection

At North East Scotland College we collect personal information from our students and staff. We do this so we can provide education and learning, and comply with legal requirements.

We've always been careful with your information but it makes sense that you should have more control over it too.

Your rights

The new laws under the General Data Protection Regulation (which replace the Data Protection Act 1998) give you greater clarity on how your personal information is managed. You have legal rights about the way we manage and use your data, including the right to:

  • ask for a copy of it
  • make changes to your data if it's inaccurate
  • ask us to stop doing something with your data

Our Guide to Your Data Rights will explain these rights — and the other rights you have — in more detail.

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Cookies

A "cookie" is a small text file that attaches to the hard drive of your computer and remembers information about the configuration of your computer. We use this information to track your movements through our Site, to find out how it is being used and to assess its usefulness.

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Contact

If you have any questions about how we manage and use your data or would like to ask for a copy of the data we hold, our Data Protection Officer can help:

Jacqueline Gillanders, Data Protection Officer
North East Scotland College
Gallowgate
Aberdeen AB25 1BN

Email: dataprotection@nescol.ac.uk

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