Data Protection Policy
(General Data Protection Regulation – updated May 2018)
The data controller for your personal data is Life Light who are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Registration No. ZA286303
1 Your personal information and the purposes for which it is used
As soon as you enrol with us, we create a record in your name. To that record we add information that you give us at enrolment and throughout your studies.
We hold general information about students enrolled with us, such as their name, address, courses studied and fee payments, and data to do with assessment and course results. We update records when necessary when you contact us.
We use your personal information in the following ways:
- To process enquiries, applications and registrations.
- To provide services to enquirers and students including sending you information about courses and course material.
We are required to send some of the information we hold about registered students to The Board of Religious Studies. This information includes your Board of Religious Studies Registration Number which is required by The Bishops’ Conference in England and Wales for all students aiming to obtain The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies.
We may contact other educational institutions to confirm the qualifications you have obtained. We may also confirm to other educational and religious organisations the details of your qualifications gained through Life Light.
Also please note that if you are in debt to us, we may need to give other people information for the purposes of recovering the debt.
2 Our principles
We are committed to the General Data Protection Regulation principles of good practice for handling information. All personal information is held in secure computer and manual files.
We have a retention schedule for information and keep records only for as long as they have a legal or business purpose. For example, we will destroy some data that is relevant to assessment shortly after the course result is decided, and we will only keep the result itself.
Staff are made aware of the security procedures they must follow when handling personal information. Information is protected from unauthorised access and we are confident no one will be able to access your personal information unlawfully. We also protect information which is being transferred. As long as your web browser supports the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), any personal information transmitted from your browser to our web service, or from the service to your browser, will be encrypted to make it unreadable. Please note that email is never a 100% secure way of communicating. By using it, you agree that you will send any information by email at your own risk.
While we will take all reasonable precautions to make sure that other organisations whom we deal with have good security practices, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those organisations whose websites may be linked to our service.
4 Access to your data
You have the right to receive a copy of the personal data we have about you. If you want a copy, please write to:
Data Protection Officer, Life Light, Manor Farm, Emmington, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4AA or email firstname.lastname@example.org