Privacy Policy

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. Regular updates of the privacy policy are completed, requiring you to check back on this policy from time to time.

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 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 are 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 partners 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.

Links on our site that belong to third parties may be found. These websites have their Privacy Policy, which you agree to when you link to the site. You should read this third party policy. We do not accept claims of liability or responsibility in any way for these policies or links, as we have no way to control the third party sites.

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 SSC and after you have left SSC. Special Category data includes information held by SSC 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.

The processing of your personal data for the below purposes is required for the performance of this contract between you and SSC, for SSC to meet its regulatory obligations to the QAA, awarding bodies, and for SSC'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 SSC 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 SSC services and facilities to you and the protection of your health, safety and welfare whilst at SSC;
  • the issue and operation of SSC's ID card in accordance with Condition 10.3.4 of the Student enrolment terms and conditions;
  • the collection of tuition fees and other SSC 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).

In some circumstances, SSC 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 SSC'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 SSC.

SSC's processing of your personal data is subject to your rights under the GDPR regulations for individual rights:

If SSC does not process your data fairly, you may lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) here: within 3 months of your last contact concerning the matter with SSC (or such other time limit as the ICO from time to time specify).

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