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Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
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We are committed to making the information and resources provided via our website accessible to the widest possible audience. To enable this, we follow widely accepted 'best practice' principles for design and usability. You can easily adjust the site in a number of ways to fit your needs. Please see our accessibility statement for further details and information.
Customise the site to fit your needs
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WCAG 1.0 has 14 guidelines that are general principles of accessible design. Each guideline has one or more checkpoints that explain how the guideline applies in a specific area.
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1. LEGAL REQUIREMENT
1.1 Adopting a publication scheme is a requirement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This Act promoted greater openness and accountability across the public sector by requiring all ‘public authorities’ to make information available proactively, through a publication scheme.
1.2 ‘Public Authorities’ are defined in the Act and include Universities, Further Education, Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges.
2. BATH COLLEGE – WHO WE ARE
Bath College is a Further Education Corporation established under the terms of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. Bath College provides education and training to a wide range of qualifications and has links with a number of Universities and other training providers.
3. WHAT IS A PUBLICATION SCHEME?
3.1 A publication scheme is a document which describes the information a public authority publishes, or intends to publish. In this context, ‘publish’ means to make information available, routinely. These descriptions are called ‘classes of information’. The scheme is not a list of the actual publications, because this will change as new material is published or existing material revised. It is, however, the public authority’s commitment to make available the information described.
4. THE MODEL PUBLICATION SCHEME FOR FURTHER EDUCATION
4.1 Bath College has adopted the model publication scheme developed for Higher/Further Education sector and is therefore committed to publishing the information it describes. The Bath College Publication Scheme can be found HERE
5. ACCESSING INFORMATION COVERED BY THE PUBLICATION SCHEME
5.1 The classes of information we publish are described in the second part of the scheme.
5.2 Next to each class we have indicated the manner in which the information described will be available. We have also indicated whether charges apply to material in each class.
5.3 To request information available through our publication scheme please contact: The Deputy Principal, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
5.4 Please note that a publication scheme relates to ‘published’ information. Therefore, material covered has already been prepared in a format ready for distribution.
6. WHAT ABOUT INFORMATION NOT COVERED BY THE PUBLICATION SCHEME?
6.1 From 1st January 2005 you will have the right, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to request any information held by a public authority which it has not already made available through its publication scheme.
6.2 Requests will have to be made in writing and, in general, public authorities will have 20 working days to respond. They may charge a fee, which will have to be calculated according to Fees Regulations. They will not be required to release information to which an exemption in the Act legitimately applies. However, public authorities may be required to explain to the applicant why they are not releasing information and they may have to justify this to the Information Commissioner.
7.1 It is important that this publication scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how our scheme might be improved.
Any questions, comments or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to the Publication Scheme Co-ordinator below:-
Mrs K Hobbs
Fax: 01225 328 864
Any complaints about this scheme should be sent to:
Mrs J Davis
Fax: 01225 328 864
7.2 If you are unable to resolve any complaint, you can complain to the Information Commissioner, the independent body who oversees the Freedom of Information Act:
8. FURTHER INFORMATION
More information about the Freedom of Information Act is available on the Information Commissioner’s website.
1. Introduction and Scope
1.1 This is a statement of data protection policy adopted by Bath College.
2.1 The College needs to collect and use certain types of information about people with whom it deals in order to operate. These include current, past and prospective employees, current past and prospective students, sponsors, guarantors, suppliers, clients/customers, and others with whom it communicates. In addition, it may occasionally be required by law to collect and use certain types of information of this kind to comply with the requirements of government departments. This personal information must be dealt with properly however it is collected, recorded and used – whether on paper, in a computer, or recorded on other material – and there are safeguards to ensure this in the Data Protection Act 1998.
2.2 The College regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to successful operations, and to maintaining confidence between those with whom we deal and ourselves. The College aims to ensure that personal information is treated lawfully and correctly. To this end the College fully endorses and adheres to the Principles of data protection, as enumerated in the Data Protection Act 1998.
2.3 Specifically, the Principles of the Act require that personal information:
• shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless specific conditions are met;
• shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes;
• shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed;
• shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
• shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes;
• shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act;
• appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data;
• shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
3.1 Therefore, the College will, through appropriate management and application of criteria and controls:
• observe fully conditions regarding the fair collection and use of information;
• meet its legal obligations to specify the purposes for which information is used;
• collect and processes appropriate information, and only to the extent that it is needed to fulfil operational needs or to comply with any legal requirements;
• ensure the quality of information used;
• apply strict checks to determine the length of time information is held;
• ensure that the rights of people about whom information is held, are able to be fully exercised under the Act.
• take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard personal information;
• ensure that personal information is not transferred abroad without suitable safeguards.
3.2 In addition, the College will ensure that:
• there is someone with specific responsibility for data protection in the organisation. (Currently, the Nominated Person is the Director of Information and Funding);
• everyone managing and handling personal information understands that they are responsible for following good data protection practice;
• everyone managing and handling personal information is appropriately trained to do so;
• everyone managing and handling personal information is appropriately supervised;
• anybody wanting to make enquiries about handling personal information knows what to do;
• queries about handling personal information are promptly and courteously dealt with;
• methods of handling personal information are clearly described;
• regular review and audit is made of the way personal information is managed;
• methods of handling personal information are regularly assessed and evaluated;
• performance with handling personal information is regularly assessed and evaluated.