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Data Protection

East Kent Colleges Group is committed to ensuring the privacy of any personal data that it processes.

East Kent Colleges Group processes a substantial amount of personal data in relation to students, staff and other individuals that we work with. In all cases, we commit to ensuring that personal data is handled, stored and disposed of confidentially and securely. We will always undertake to tell individuals how we use their data and why we collect it through our privacy notices, (for further details please see the right to be informed). This page tells you about how we protect personal data, what your rights are and where you can get help. 

Our status: 
East Kent Colleges Group is the Data Controller.

Our registered address is:

Ramsgate Road 
CT10 1PN 

Our Data Protection policy outlines the technical and organisational measure that we take to protect personal data.
We will only process your data if it meets one or more of the following lawful bases:

  • Consent – where an individual has given their consent via clear, affirmative action e.g. providing a signature or ticking a box;
  • Performance of a contract e.g. an employment contract, learning agreement etc;
  • Legal obligation – because the law requires the data to be processed e.g. for the purposes of HMRC payments;
  • Vital interest – to protect the individual in the case of an emergency;
  • Public interest or exercise of official authority e.g. provision of statistical returns, to comply with government funding requirements etc;

We have a records retention schedule in place and will not keep personal data for any longer than we need to. When we dispose of personal data, we use a secure, confidential waste service.

We are a group of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.