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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

This website is operated by CodeClan. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and complying with the Data Protection Act 1998. CodeClan is a Data Controller in terms of the 1998 Act. This statement sets out our privacy and cookies policy and explains what we do with the personal information that we collect from our users and what cookies are used on this website and how you can manage cookies. Please read the following to understand our views and practices regarding personal information and cookies. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact us using the details given at the end of this statement. Please note that this policy applies only to the CodeClan website and not to the websites of other organisations to which we may provide links. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, cookie policies, or practices of such third party sites and you should make your own enquiries in respect of them.

Please note that, 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 website. Any transmission is at your own risk.

What information will be collected?

We will collect personal information from you when you access the website for auditing usage of the site and for general administration purposes. The information we will collect is your name, email address, phone number and any personal links given. If you do not wish us to collect your personal data please do not provide it.

CodeClan may in some cases collect information about you that may not be personal data. For example, the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of a website from which you linked to the CodeClan site.

CodeClan is working closely with third parties (including, for example business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, and search information providers) and may receive information about you from them.

How is the information used?

We will use the information we collect to track and monitor the usage of our website and help us understand the patterns of site visitors. This will help us operate the site more effectively, identify what sort of information is of interest to our users and assist us in business processes such as accounting, marketing and record keeping.

We may also use this information to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us.

Will my personal information be given to third parties?

We may share your personal information with third parties but only in the strictly limited circumstances set out below.

We may supply your personal information to third parties (such as our internet service providers) who help us administer our website. We may also share your information with selected third parties, including business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you. These third parties must at all times provide the same levels of security for your personal information as CodeClan and, where required, are bound by a legal agreement to keep your personal information private, secure and to process it only on the specific instructions of CodeClan.

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; and
  • if CodeClan or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its applicants and students will be one of the transferred assets.

We may also supply your personal information to government bodies and law enforcement agencies but only if we are required to do so by the requirements of any applicable law; if in our good faith judgement, such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process; to respond to any legal claims or actions; or to protect the rights of CodeClan, its customers and the public.

Will I be sent information that I did not ask for?

To keep you informed about our news, events and course updates, we may contact you by email. If you wish not to receive such communications please email us at unsubscribe@codeclan.com

Data protection act 1998

We are committed to your right to privacy and handling your information responsibly. We will not store or use your details for marketing purposes without your express permission (i.e. opting in). Any application details and site visitor information will only be used to deliver the services you have opted in for (e.g. course application, email newsletters). We will never pass your details on to any third parties for marketing or sales purposes.

If at any time you wish to “opt-out” of such use then please send us a message via the ‘contact us’ section of the websiteand we will remove your details from our mailing list or write to us at the address above. Alternatively, click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any of our email communications to be removed from our list.

If at any time you wish to request information about what data we hold about you, or to notify us of an amendment to your data, then this can also be done by sending us a message via the ‘contact us’ section of the websiteor to the email address above. These requests will be free of charge.

Cookie information

Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites. They are sent back and forth between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to remember actions you’ve made.

We use cookies and other local storage means to help improve the performance of this website by measuring web traffic and tracking user journeys. We also use a security cookie to identify our website’s developers. Most of these only contain randomly generated numbers, and cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

Cookies set by this website

Google Analytics

Cookies:_utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz

Expiry:2 years; 30 minutes; when you quit your browser; 6 months (respectively)

Purpose:These cookies collect information about how our visitors use this site. This data is collected anonymously, and is used to help improve this website’s functionality. For more information, see Google Analytic’s page on safeguarding your data.

Expression Engine

Expression engine is the software that this website is built on. It sets the following cookies:

exp_tracker

End of session. Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.

exp_last_visit

1 year. Date of the user’s last visit. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by the forum to show unread topics for both members and guests.

exp_last_activity

1 year. Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.

Managing cookies

Most Internet browsers allow users to control the acceptance of cookies via the browser’s settings. Visit allaboutcookies.org to find out how to configure these settings on a number of major browsers.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Updates to this privacy policy

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on3rd July 2015.