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Data protection law means that you have a range of rights over the personal data the College collects and processes about you.

  • You have the right to know what data we have about you and what we are doing with it; this is known as the right to be informed.
  • You have the right to make sure that the data we have about you is correct and complete; this is known as the right to rectification.
  • In some circumstances you have the right to have your data deleted; this is known as the right to erasure, sometimes referred to as the ‘right to be forgotten’.
  • In some circumstances you have the right to ask us to stop processing your data; this is known as the right to restrict processing.
  • For some of your data you have the right to ask us to provide you with an electronic version which you can then use elsewhere; this is known as the right to data portability.
  • In some circumstances you can ask us to stop using your data; this is known as the right to object.

The law also gives you the right not to have decisions made automatically about you without a person being involved in the decision making: this is known as the right not to be subject to automated decision making, including profiling. Our A Guide to Your Rights – Personal Data explains these rights in more detail and how you can exercise them, including how to make a request to access your data. The above rights are not always available to you in every circumstance, the guide explains when and how they apply.

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