The privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This document outlines our privacy guidelines; to which you agree by navigating this site.
You are surfing a dynamically generated website that might include third-party advertising and web links to our associated partners. Placement of tracking technologies such as and not limited to cookies and / or web beacons permits access to third party advertising companies. These third party advertising companies may use such technologies to gather anonymous website statistics about your visits to this and other websites. These statistics maybe used by these third party advertising companies to provide ads of relevance to you.
Our advertisers and we may have the occasion to collect information to provide better services and identify customer needs. The information is gained in a statistical manner for our use or advertisers on our site. The data gathered will not identify you personally. It strictly aggregates statistical data about our visitors and how they used our resources on the site. No identifying personal information will be shared at any time via cookies. You may elect to decline all cookies via your computer. Every computer has the ability to decline file downloads like cookies. Your browser has an option to enable the declining of cookies. Any of our advertisers or associated partner’s links may also have a use for cookies. We are not responsible, nor do we have control of the cookies downloaded from other sites linked to our website. They are downloaded only if you click on those links.
We may use and request personal data only during the application process (including Special Category and criminal offence data) or information regarding you whilst you are a student of FSB and after you have left FSB.
Special Category data includes information held by FSB as to your physical or mental health or condition, your racial/ethnic origin, sexual orientation/sex-life, political views, or religion. Criminal offence data includes information on the commission or alleged commission of any offence by you and any proceedings for an offence committed or alleged to have been committed by you (including the outcome or sentence in such proceedings). We do not keep a comprehensive record of criminal offence data.
We may obtain the following categories of personal data from third-parties: –
- Identifying data e.g. usernames, names, email addresses
- Tracking data e.g. attendance records taken by contractor lecturers
- Financial data e.g. payment and student finance data collected by contractor finance staff
- Medical and health e.g. sick notes
- Professional e.g. employer or past academic references, academic record information for SAPE
- Criminal e.g. enhanced DBS checks for courses or work placements involving working with children or vulnerable adults
FSB processes your data, including Special Category Data for the purposes and in the manner set out in this Privacy Notice. The processing of your personal data for the below purposes is required for the performance of this contract between you and FSB, for FSB to meet its regulatory obligations to the QAA, awarding bodies, and the OFS, and for FSB’s legitimate interests including marketing, quality assurance, and ensuring safety and security of staff and students. We may also ask for your consent for participation in some marketing activities (e.g. subscribing to marketing information along with our newsletter). If so, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time.
The purposes for which FSB may process your personal data (including Special Category data) include:
- the administration of your enrolment on and participation on a course, including the administration of examinations, the issue of results and certificates in connection with the course and (where applicable) the provision to your employer or other sponsor/corporate sponsor information about your attendance and performance on a course, and DBS checking where required for a course;
- the provision of FSB services and facilities to you and the protection of your health, safety and welfare whilst at FSB;
- the issue and operation of FSB’s ID card in accordance with Condition 10.3.4 of the Student enrolment terms and conditions;
- the collection of tuition fees and other FSB fees;
- equal opportunities monitoring;
- arrangement and marketing of alumni activities;
- the provision of references about you;
- the provision of information to any regulator, government body or agency;
- for safety purposes; and
- the provision of information to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Your HESA information including linked data is used for four broad purposes: public functions, administrative uses, HESA publications and Equal opportunity, research, journalism and other processing in which there is a legitimate interest. For more information, see the HESA Collection Notice on http://www.hesa.ac.uk/fpn
In some circumstances, it may be necessary for FSB to transfer your personal data to a country outside the European Economic Area (for example, if that is your country of origin). Such a transfer will only be made for the purposes specified above.
You should be aware that countries outside the EEA may not offer data protection law equivalent to that applicable in the United Kingdom and you consent to the transfer of data in these circumstances and for those purposes. Where we make such a transfer to a country that does not provide the same level of data protection as the UK, we will put appropriate measures in place to ensure your information is protected.
In some circumstances your personal data will be processed by a third party on our behalf – e.g. a work placement provider, a student recruitment agency, or contractor lecturing or administrative staff. Any such processing will only be done under a GDPR compliant processor contract requiring the third-party to only process the data in accordance with our written instructions.
In some circumstances, FSB may wish to use data in the form of photographs, or video or audio recording, of classroom situations as part of general marketing materials for example in FSB’s annual report, prospectus or course materials or to meet the requirements of regulatory bodies. Video and audio recordings and any personal data alongside them will only be used in this way with your explicit consent, which you have the right to withdraw at any time.
Application data will be retained for 6 months from the date of the application if enrolment is not successful. All other student personal data, including successful applicant’s application data, will be retained for 6 years from the end of your course(s) of study with FSB.
FSB’s processing of your personal data is subject to your rights under the GDPR: (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/individuals-rights/) i.e.:
- The right of access
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
If FSB does not process your data fairly, you may lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/handling/ within 3 months of your last contact concerning the matter with FSB (or such other time limit as the ICO from time to time specify).
Fairfield School of Business Ltd (Data Controller)
4 Katharine Street, Croydon,
Surrey, CR0 1NX
Tel: +44 (0)20 8681 8305
Gydeline (Data Protection Officer)
Office 30, Commercial Centre Station Approach, Victoria, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8LG
Tel: +44 (0) 3330 095 260