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Privacy Statement

Privacy policy of Calamus Extension College Ltd., London, UK

1          The Calamus Distance Learning Courses website is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you.  We strictly adhere to the requirements of the data protection legislation in the UK.

            The purpose of this statement is to explain to you what personal information we collect and how we may use it.

2          When you apply for a course and complete our application form we ask you for personal and educational details as per the questions on the form. The form may be downloaded from www.unicalamus.org/downloads.htm  and emailed to us.  We do not provide an on-line application process at present. If we do in the future, this page will be amended as appropriate.

3          We use your personal and educational information for: 

Deciding whether you are eligible for a course
Selecting and giving you relevant information about our own courses or other educational opportunities
Keeping a student record
Deciding whether any of your previous education or experience can be credited towards any courses that you are taking with us or that you will take with us in the future
Providing information for the completion of certificates and transcripts when you have completed your course(s)
Using your address information for sending you any educational or other materials that we may send you by post
Providing references to other bodies if requested by you
Any other reasonable purpose in connection with the preparation and provision of educational services to you such as noting your interests in order to select particular courses for you to study 
Giving you information about relevant professional qualifications or society memberships
Providing relevant information to course tutors including tutors at affiliated colleges who operate courses you will take as part of our qualifications or any linked qualifications or courses
We use your name and email address for the purpose of sending you payment requests via PayPal or Google Checkout

4          We do not sell, rent or exchange your personal information with any third party for commercial reasons.

5          We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access in accordance with the UK data protection legislation.

            We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provide it.  In order to maintain the accuracy of the information we hold, you can check, update or remove your personal details by contacting us at info@unicalamus.org .

6          In order to process credit/debit card transactions, the bank or card processing agency may require to verify your personal details for authorisation outside the EEA (European Economic Area).  Your information will not be transferred outside the EEA for any other purpose without first obtaining your consent. Some of our courses are tutored or supervised outside the EEA. In such cases you will be advised of the location of the supervisor or tutor and you will be asked for consent to provide him/her with relevant information.

7           If you subscribe to our newsletter, please note that our e-mail newsletter service is run by a third party provider, www.verticalresponse.com which is based in the USA. By subscribing you will be entering information on the system of verticalresponse.com and we will have access to that data. There is no need to provide any information for subscription purposes except an email address - any other information is optional. If you provide information during the subscription process about the topics you are interested in, you may receive communications from us about those topics. Verticialresponse.com have their own privacy terms and conditions and adhere to applicable laws and industry standards - please see their website for further information on their policies. We reserve the right to change to a different e-mail subscription provider in the future and if we do so we may transfer the mailing list to that new provider.

8          If you have any questions about privacy please contact us at info@unicalamus.org or by post at Calamus Extension College Ltd., 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3XX, United Kingdom.

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