Data protection and privacy
We are committed to protecting your privacy. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is Student Information Services Ltd (SIS).
We may collect and process the following data about you:-
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Site.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of your visits to our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
The information we collect about you is used mainly by us in analysing use of our Site including but not limited to, ensuring that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer, to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we may feel interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service or prize draws when you choose to do so and to notify you about changes to our service. We may also contact some users of our Site for marketing purposes, but users will be able to opt out of this process. If you do not want us to use your data in the above ways, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data. Alternatively you can also exercise your rights restricting our use of your personal data at any time by contacting us at info@bestCourse4me.com.
We will, on occasion, use anonymised data collected from you and our other users for research purposes. We do this in order to improve what we do and the information we provide to you, and to measure how effective we are being. Some of the research will be carried out by others, including the government and other bodies. However we promise that your information will be in no way identifiable.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our user's browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify users.
- If you allow us to store cookies on your computer they will be used to note what courses/careers you are interested in and show you information about your choices.
- If you do not allow us to store cookies you will be able to read all the textual parts of the site, but will not be able to use the main active screen to explore course choices and outcomes.
Unless you have adjusted your browser setting accordingly, our system will issue cookies when you use our Site. Check the Help menu of your web browser to learn how you can change your own cookie preferences to accept, decline or notify you of cookies. For more information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Children's data protection and privacy
We only ask children for personal information as is reasonably necessary to enable us to send them newsletters or run competitions. We do not share children's information with third parties. We instruct children under the age of 12 to get the permission of their parent or guardian before they enter any personal details on our Site. We do not publish children's details on the Site unless they have won a competition in which case we may publish the child's first name, age and nearest town. We do not ask children to send us any photos and we will not publish photos without first obtaining permission.
Access to Information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right to access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.