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    How We Use Your Personal Information

    This privacy notice is issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE). It is to inform learners how their personal information will be used by the DfE, the ESFA (an executive agency of the DfE) and any successor bodies to these organisations. For the purposes of relevant data protection legislation, the DfE is the data controller for personal data processed by the ESFA.

    Your personal information is used by the DfE to exercise its functions and to meet its statutory responsibilities, including under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 and to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN) and a personal learning record (PLR). Your information will be securely destroyed after it is no longer required for these purposes.

    Your information may be shared with third parties for education, training, employment and well-being related purposes, including for research. This will only take place where the law allows it and the sharing is in compliance with data protection legislation.

    The English European Social Fund (ESF) Managing Authority (or agents acting on its behalf) may contact you in order for them to carry out research and evaluation to inform the effectiveness of training. Further information about use of and access to your personal data, details of organisations with whom we regularly share data, information about how long we retain your data, and how to change your consent to being contacted, please visit:

    Freedom of Information Act

    Highbury College is compliant with the requirement of the Further Education model provided by the Information Commission.

    Highbury College is committed to making as much Information about College activities as possible generally available to the public either through published documents (including those published on the College website), or on request. Guide to the documents available under the Publication Scheme

    The contact for requests for documents, questions, comments or complaints about this policy or the publication scheme is:

    Freedom of Information Manager/Head of IT Services
    Highbury College
    Tudor Crescent
    Portsmouth PO6 2SA

    02392 882 813

    The College will do everything in its power to meet enquirers' information needs. However, if the College is unable to resolve a complaint, enquirers have the right to complain to the Office of the Information Commissioner, the independent body which oversees the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. The address is:

    Information Commissioner
    Wycliffe House
    Water Lane
    Cheshire SK9 5AF

    We ask that requests are made in writing and a response will normally be made within 20 working days.