Website Privacy, terms and conditions

The information on this page relates to terms and conditions in the use of this website, including personal data related to using and interacting with this website content.

Follow the link from the left-hand menu to Hereford College of Arts general Privacy notice.

For all personal data submitted through the website to Hereford College of Arts, please also see our Privacy Notice on how this data is stored and processed.

Terms and Conditions of this website

Although care has been taken in preparing the information published on this website Hereford College of Arts cannot guarantee the accuracy of it. The College cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions and accepts no liability.  The College reserves the right to make changes to or take down the website or remove or alter any content at any time without notice.

The information and content is correct at the time of publishing. It is issued for the general guidance and does not form part of any contract.

To continually improve the content and accuracy of this website The College welcomes comments from users – please contact: marketing@hca.ac.uk

The College does not monitor personal staff or student pages which are published independently of their work at the College. The views and information on such pages do not constitute official College information, or reflect the views of the College. The College cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy of any information that may be published on personal staff or student pages, which includes personal websites, blogs and social media pages.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that content is free from viruses, the College cannot accept any liability for damages resulting from virus infection.

How this website collects and uses personal data

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For those acting on behalf of HCA that register to edit the website content management system, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.