When you use this website you may be asked for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number. By giving us such information you will need to consent to our using it in the manner described in this policy. You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will return or destroy your personal information within 5 days of receipt of your withdrawal of consent. Cookie information, pages you have requested and your IP address may also be recorded by us and/or third parties from your browser as set out in this policy.INTERMEDIARIES
We may use your information to process your service requests, provide access to privileged areas of the Website, to administer contests and competitions, personalise your visit to our site and to enable us to review, develop and improve the products, services, and special offers we provide online. We may occasionally carry out market research and send you details of services and offers that we think will be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive such information, please ensure you e-mail email@example.com or alternatively when we send you an e-mail, it will contain a provision to allow you to opt out of receiving any further information from us.DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may provide information about you to our employees and agents in order to administer any accounts, products and services provided to you by OSC.
You can obtain access to your personal information held by us by writing to us at: Information Officer, Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull Parkway, B37 7WY.COOKIES
We may create and access cookies (a piece of information which is stored on your computer and allows us to identify if you have visited the site before) on your PC. Third party advertisers may also create and access cookies, which will be subject to their privacy policies - we accept no responsibility or liability for the use of such third parties' cookies. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your PC, then they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found in your browser's "security settings" section. However, please note, permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our website as well as other websites and interactive services.
All account information is password protected. Where appropriate we use industry standard SSL encryption to protect data transmission. All security on our websites is treated seriously and reviewed by our security & abuse team on a regular basis.
We also undertake security steps, including extensive use of SSL technology, on our back end systems that store customer account information.
At OSC we take security very seriously and make purchasing our services online as safe as shopping at any other store. Your browser will go into secure mode before you enter any personal or payment details. You can check that you are shopping in a secure environment by looking for either a locked padlock or a key icon in the grey bar at the bottom of your screen or for the when the address bar goes green. Being in 'secure mode' means that all of your details are encrypted to help keep them secure. Encryption creates billions of code combinations to protect each transaction made on our site, so your card details cannot be viewed by anyone else using the Internet. If you are using one of the more recent browser versions, our site supports 256 bit encryption and therefore keeps your details as safe as possible at all times.
We only accept payments which are placed using Secure Socket Layer (SSL). This technology prevents you from inadvertently revealing personal information using an insecure connection. No credit or debit card details are stored on our servers once your initial payment has been processed. They are stored securely with Symantec. Once on their systems, all sensitive data is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards. The encryption keys are held on state of-the-art, Symantec's Global Root certificate tamper proof systems, making them all but impossible to extract. The data they hold is extremely secure and they are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.
If you have any further concerns about security, please email our Customer Service team at firstname.lastname@example.orgPOLICY CHANGES
A Cookie is a small text file stored on your computer and used by your web browser. They can be used for many different purposes, and on this Website some of them are essential to deliver the functionality needed to run this Website and enrol on a Course.
This policy applies to websites operated directly by Open Study College ("the Website").
We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, and that is stored in a Cookie.
When you browse around the Website there are some cookies that are needed for the site to work correctly and data is collected for audit purposes. This functionality can include things like remembering which course product you have added to the shopping basket, or which payment plan you have set as your preferred option.Analytical Cookies
These cookies monitor how visitors move around the Website and how they found it. We use these Cookies so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users are the most popular and to identify problems with the Website that may need to be fixed or improved upon to provide a better experience for our visitors.
You can opt out of these by clicking on the following links:
We advertise our courses on third-party websites and social networks, and work with third-party media partners to do this.
These cookies hold information about the computer – they don’t hold personal information about you (ie it’s not linked to you as an individual). But they might hold a record of which products your computer has browsed on our Website.
These are the third-party services we use and how you can control those cookies.
You can choose not to allow cookies at all. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow them.
The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.
These links explain how you can control cookies via your browser – remember that if you turn off cookies in your browser then these settings apply to all websites not just this one: