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Privacy statement and cookie information

Protecting your privacy

Graduate Prospects is the commercial subsidiary of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU). HECSU is a registered charity that supports the work of higher education careers services in the UK and Ireland and funds major research projects that benefit the higher education careers sector.

Graduate Prospects Limited, Prospects House, Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9EP. Registered in England and Wales number 2626618.

1. Introduction

Your Privacy is important to us. Prospects are committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to us and to protect your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to assist you in understanding how we, Graduate Prospects, use personal information collected via this website, and the choices you can make about how your personal information is used. By submitting your personal information to this website, you are confirming that you have read and understood Graduate Prospects’ Privacy Policy and that we may use your personal information described in it. Prospects' reserves the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Any modifications will apply to all information collected by Graduate Prospects Limited, including previously collected information.

2. The information we collect

You do not have to provide any personal information in order to browse this website. Any information you provide will be held within and used by Graduate Prospects as detailed in this Privacy Policy.

We will collect personal information about you when you register with us through the use of paper and electronic registration forms. You are able to update the personal information we collect and hold about you at any time by visiting My Prospects.

In addition to your personal information, when you use our website, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your Internet service provider and pages visited on the site.

Prospects gets this information by using technologies, including cookies to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our website and to better tailor our website to your needs. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our website or which pages get the most attention. Information such as this will only be used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally.

3. How your information is used

We collect information on our users for a variety of purposes:

  • To help us improve and provide a personalised service to you.
  • To conduct market research.
  • To reply to your enquiries more efficiently through the services we provide.
  • To run competitions.
  • So that we can send you news items which are relevant to your interests.
  • So that we can inform you of new offers, products and services that may be of interest to you.

We also use information in aggregate form (i.e. your individual details cannot be identified) for the following purposes:

  • To build up marketing profiles.
  • To aid strategic development.
  • To manage our relationship with advertisers.
  • To audit usage of the site.

4. How we share information with third parties

We may disclose information obtained from you to third parties if you have ‘opted in’ to receive offers from carefully selected companies or where we need to perform services requested by you. Examples include administering competitions, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, developing/maintaining our website and processing credit or debit card payments. Secure Hosting Limited processes credit/debit transactions. We will transfer your personal information on the understanding that they keep it confidential.

We reserve the right to release personal information without your consent or without consulting you, when we believe that this is appropriate to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our terms and conditions, to protect the security of this website or to prevent fraud.

From time to time we may share anonymous information about visitors to this site to potential advertisers, business partners and sponsors such as the number of users we have, their average age, location, etc. This information will be shared in a way that ensures your identity is not revealed.

We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law.

5. Cookies and other similar technologies

Graduate Prospects uses first-party, third-party, session and persistent cookies, tags and other similar technologies as a means of collecting non-sensitive information on general website usage so that we may improve your experience on our website.

Cookies are a small piece of information placed on your computer’s hard drive via your web browser to enable the sender to identify, authenticate and maintain specific information about how users behave. Cookies make using the website’s facilities quicker, easier and more convenient as well as allowing registered My Prospects users to be presented with a personalised version of the site.

If you would like to browse the Prospects website you may do so without accepting cookies.

For more information on the cookies used on this website and how to opt-out of accepting cookies, see our List of cookies used on Prospects.ac.uk. Please read this information in full before deciding whether to disable cookies as doing so may reduce your enjoyment of our website.

Our 'Remember me on this computer' checkbox

To save you time - we can remember your login details whenever you wish to login to My Prospects. Click the 'Remember me on this computer' checkbox. We do not recommend that you enable this option on a shared or public computer.

7. Updating your personal information

Please keep us informed of any changes in your personal details. You can at any time update or correct your registration information and change your choices about the information services you would like to receive, by logging into your My Prospects account.

8. Prospects virtual fair

CVs that are registered through the virtual fair may be searched by employers and their agents. Graduate Prospects does not accept any responsibility regarding how the employer uses posted CVs.

9. Unsubscribing and disabling your My Prospects account

Unsubscribe from Prospects by following the unsubscribe link in our email communication to you or alternatively go to unsubscribe.

10. Subject access request

Please contact us at the above address.

 
 
 

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