West Sussex County Council respects your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU -2016/679). We as a 'data controller' with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO - Reg. No. Z6413427), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, ensure that your personal data is processed fairly and kept securely.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

In order to register and use our services, including those on our website, you need to provide us with some personal data. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to perform a task in the public interest or for an official function, the information will be held for no longer than is necessary.

How will we use the information about you?

Access to your personal data is limited to employees, contractors and other third parties who provide a service on our behalf. They will only process your personal data on our instruction and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being lost, used or accessed in an un-authorised way, altered or disclosed inappropriately. We have procedures to deal with any suspected breach of the rules about personal data and will notify you and the regulator of a breach where we are required to do so.

Marketing

As part of our service we will use your details to market relevant training opportunities to you, which may involve using third parties, you can unsubscribe from marketing material at any time.

To unsubscribe from email and SMS alerts, please update your alert preferences.

Changes to our privacy Policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and will update this page accordingly. This privacy policy was last updated on 22 May 2018.

How to Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you.

The information on this page should be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions.

Visitors to our website

When someone visits the West Sussex Learning and Development Gateway website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting this website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies used on our website

Session Cookies
Name Purpose Expires
ASPSESSIONID This cookie is set by our site to maintain session state. We also use this cookie so that once you have logged on with username and password you won’t have to do it for every page you request from our site. When you close your browser.
cT We use this cookie to as part of our error handling system to improve our site. This cookie is only set when an error occurs on the site. When you close your browser.
SeWestSussex This cookie is set by our site to persist session state when switching between cross platform modules so that you are not logged out e.g. CPD to Online Payments. When you close your browser.
Accessibility Cookies
Name Purpose Expires
textl This cookie is only set by our Content Management System when you choose an accessibility option. This cookie is used to remember "text size" choices chosen by the user. It collects information in an anonymous form. 24 hours
textd This cookie is only set by our Content Management System when you choose an accessibility option. This cookie is used to remember "text only view" choices chosen by the user. It collects information in an anonymous form. 24 hours
highc This cookie is only set by our Content Management System when you choose an accessibility option. This cookie is used to remember "high contrast" choices chosen by the user. It collects information in an anonymous form. 24 hours
Google Analytics
Name Purpose Expires
_utma For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. 2 years
_utmb For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. 30 minutes
_utmc For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. when you close your browser
_utmz For more information, see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy. You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics. 6 months

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information 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 vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.