Privacy Policy

Cambridge Regional College regards the lawful and fair treatment of personal information as very important to successful operations and to maintaining confidence between those with whom we deal and ourselves.

We provide this website as a service to Cambridge Regional College students and to visitors who wish to know more about the College, its services and activities. We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of everyone who visits our sites or provides us with personal information through our sites. We will not pass any personal information to any third party outside the organisation without prior consent.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Cambridge Regional College collects personal information through its websites. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our websites
  • people who use our services, e.g. who subscribe to our newsletter or request a publication from us
  • Job applicants and our current and former employees.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits or we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting either of our websites or We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Subscribing to e-newsletters or requests for information

If you sign up to receive one of our e-newsletters through one of our websites, or request to receive one of our publications, we will explicitly ask for your permission to contact you by email and to keep your details on file. We have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have requested a publication to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.

We use an email platform, Pure360, to deliver our e-newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.

Job applicants, current and former Cambridge Regional College employees

When you apply for a job through our website, we will collect personal data (such as your name and contact details) and sensitive personal data which is defined under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Any personal data that is collected on this site, including any sensitive personal data, will be collected and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Personal data will be stored, processed, used and disclosed by us in the ways outlined below:

  • To enable you to apply online for jobs or to subscribe to alerts of posts which are of interest to you
  • For recruitment, employment and monitoring purposes including obtaining references from third parties
  • To assess data you have provided against other vacancies which it is felt may be suitable for you
  • Shared with third parties where we have retained them to provide services or functions on our behalf, such as professional advisors / consultants, criminal bureau checking services, tests forming part of the recruitment process e.g. psychometric evaluation or skill tests
  • Individuals not employed by Cambridge Regional College who are involved in the recruitment process such as partner organisations or other stakeholders
  • Shared with another party in the following circumstances:
    – To investigate or prevent fraud
    – As permitted by law
    – With your consent

Anonymised sensitive personal data will be used for:

  • Monitoring, analysing and reporting on equalities data
  • Assisting us to take action to prevent inequalities
  • Developing our policies and processes to take account of the diverse needs of our employees

How we collect and use information about applicants to our websites

We collect anonymised information about the way applicants use this website to understand our users better, and to identify trends and popular pages for development purposes to improve our site. This data may be shared with third parties to support these improvements.

Information Retention

Your personal data will be retained for a period of 6 months from the closing date, to enable us to match your details to future suitable vacancies that may arise. After 6 months your personal data will be removed from this system. You can request the removal of your personal data at any time prior to 6 months, or request a copy of the personal data that Cambridge Regional College holds about you, by emailing us.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. When you visit our website you will be asked to tick a box to consent to the use of cookies on the site. The website functionality may be affected if you don’t consent to the use of cookies.

Search engine

The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by Google sporadically
indexing the content on our site. All search requests are handled by Google and the information passed relates only to the search criteria required to produce a result.

Complaints or queries

Cambridge Regional College tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of CRC’s collection and use of personal information.
However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.

Access to personal information

Cambridge Regional College tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal
information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a request to the college for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing to the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. This privacy notice was last updated on 1 March 2013.

How to contact us

Please write to:
Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Road

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.