Privacy Policy and Data Protection Officer

Privacy Policy and Data Protection Officer

At UWC we take your privacy seriously and understand our responsibility to keep your personal details confidential. This privacy statement will tell you what information we collect from you, how we obtain it and what we use it for. UWC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are up to date and happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 2014.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. 

The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Below is a list of the main cookies that we use on www.uwc.org and what they do:

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These are Google Analytics cookies. Google Analytics collects information about how visitors use our site.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here. If you wish to, you can install the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add On here

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. This includes the privacy statements on sites owned by our affiliates such as UWC college websites and National Committee websites. We advise you check the privacy statements of sites when you visit them.

Questions About Our Data Protection Policy

UWC International is registered with the Information Commission Office (registration no Z7317174) and has appointed a Data Protection Officer, Ms Kate Turner (Director, National Committee Development and Admissions and Deputy Executive Director), who is responsible for UWC International’s compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or your use of our website, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at info@uwcio.uwc.org