Purley Language College ("The College") is fully aware of the need to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018. The College has always sought to maintain the highest standards with regard to the handling/processing of personal data and can confirm that its systems and practices are now fully compliant with GDPR.
In order to perform its function as a language school Purley Language College collects (usually via secure online forms or email) and retains confidential personal data. This includes but is not limited to names, dates of birth, gender, address, email, phone numbers and payment information.
The College keeps this information as secure as possible, typically in electronic format on its own in-house server or G Suite for Education, a secure business cloud environment. G Suite for Education holds data on secure servers both inside and outside the EEA. Further details can be found here
Clients, partners and staff have the right to know what is stored about them on our systems. Please allow up to 28 days for such requests to be fulfilled.
In the event of a security breach, the College will seek to rectify the problem insofar as it is able as soon as possible and notify affected parties within 72 hours.
The College considers that it has legitimate consent to contact students, homestay families, staff and others with whom it has an ongoing business, client or employer relationship. The College does not send unsolicited marketing emails or other communications other than to agents and sending schools where a legitimate mutual interest can be demonstrated.
Continuing contact with homestay families is considered to be of mutual benefit. The college greatly values its partnership with hosts and will from time to time alert them to hosting opportunities or invite them to social events organised by the College.
If clients or partners no longer wish to be contacted or would like to have their details removed from our systems, they should inform the College in writing, preferably by emailing the Data Protection Officer whose details are given below. Please allow 28 days.
The College shares certain types of data - notably host family name, address and phone number - with select partners, such as students, agents and sending schools. This information is shared on a need-to-know basis. All partners are required by the College to hold personal data securely and only for as long as is needed, and then destroy or delete it. Partners are prohibited from passing on confidential information to third parties without the express written consent of Purley Language College.
The College's Data Protection Officer is Jan Fossgard who can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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