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1.0 Who are we?

Glasgow Clyde College provides Higher and Further Education to around 7,000 full-time students and 18,000 part-time students annually. The College employs approximately 700 full time equivalent staff.

Glasgow Clyde College is a charity (Scottish Charity Number SC021182) and is recognised by HM Revenue and Customs as a charity for the purposes of Section 505, Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

Glasgow Clyde College operates across three main sites in Glasgow South West, these being the Anniesland Campus at Hatfield Drive, the Cardonald Campus at Mosspark Drive and the Langside Campus at Prospecthill Road.

Glasgow Clyde College receives funding from the Scottish Government via the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) on the basis of the fundable teaching activity it undertakes.

If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy notice.

The latest version of the notice is published on this page.

This website policy was updated on: 11 January 2024.

If you have any questions about this policy please email info@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or write to Glasgow Clyde College, 690 Mosspark Drive, Glasgow G52 3AY.

2.0 Introduction

We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide services and to enable certain functions on this website.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website.
We may also collect information to enable us to respond to an enquiry. The site collects data on forms (such as course enquiry forms, school course enquiry forms, contact form).

These forms are received directly by the College. The College application system and bursary system is not part of the website.

Community course enquiries, school course enquiries, contact forms, film location forms and venue enquiries are emailed to a glasgowclyde.ac.uk email address and not stored in the database.

Community course referrals are emailed to a glasgowclyde.ac.uk email address and stored in the database.

The web development company Tictoc store the information in the database, and do no processing unless Glasgow Clyde College ask for it, e.g. providing export functionality to the website.

All information stored in the database is access-restricted, firewalled and password-protected.

3.0 What type of information is collected from you?

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information, including email address
  • Demographic information, such as postcode
  • Website usage data, which is analysed by Google Analytics and Microsoft Clarity
  • Other information relating to specific enquiries

4.0 How we use this information

Collecting this data helps us understand what services you are looking for from Glasgow Clyde College, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records
  • To contact you to respond to an enquiry
  • To improve the products and services we provide

We will never use this information for marketing purposes.

5.0 Cookies

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different sections of our website. These Cookies allow us to store your preference in order to present content, options that are specific to you.

Cookies allow website and applications to store your preferences in order to present content

5.1 How we use cookies

We use a session cookie for login functionality and passing error messages or in-progress form IDs in order to provide the form functionality. This cookie is only readable with a secret set in the codebase.

We use Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Microsoft Clarity as part of the digital marketing strategy.

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Microsoft Clarity. This data helps us to improve website structure, design, content and function.
  • We partner with Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioural metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services. Website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement. More information on this can be found here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/clarity/ in the section 'Data and Cookies'.
  • Identify whether you are signed into our website.
  • Test content on our website. For example, not all users might see the same content in the same way.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
  • To analyse customer behaviour on our website.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or to any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

5.2 Controlling Cookies

Our Cookies policy enables you to accept or decline cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should ‘decline’ cookies when asked. If you decline cookies, this may affect how our website functions and some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

6.0 Security

We will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.

We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

7.0 Links from our website

Our website may contain links to other websites.

Please note that we have no control of websites outside the www.glasgowclyde.ac.uk domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites and read the site data protection and privacy notice fully.

8.0 Further information

If you would like further information about this privacy notice, please contact us at info@glasgowclyde.ac.uk