Accessibility Policy

Committed to Your Needs

CoLT is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone. Whilst CoLT strive to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we are currently working to achieve this. Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility.

If you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please don't hesitate to contact the Learning Technology Team at West College Scotland on 0141 581 2280 or email us on learnintech@wcs.ac.uk (email link is also below). Your feedback will help us make improvements.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

The information we collect from you when registering, or as part of an online service is exclusively for the use of West College Scotland. This may include your email address and perhaps your first and last names. Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of all personal information we hold for you.

 

Site Statistics

We do gather non-personal data regarding site visitors to our website. This is provided to use statistical information on visits to pages, type of browsers being used to view the site, paths taken through the site and other general information. Under no circumstances can this be linked to a particular person.

 

Cookies

A "cookie" is a small text file, which helps the server to identify your computer but not the individual. The cookies help us to make your visitor session more personal, and enriching experience. If you wish not to have this facility you are able to disable cookies using that option in your particular browsers settings.

Here is an overview of the cookies used by West College Scotland CoLT:

Cookie Name - Purpose - Duration - Cookie Type

  • XSRF-TOKEN - Used for security reasons - Session - Essential

  • hs - Used for security reasons - Session - Essential

  • svSession - Used in connection with user login - 2 years - Essential

  • SSR-caching - Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered -1 minute - Essential

  • _wixCIDX - Used for system monitoring/debugging - 3 months - Essential

  • _wix_browser_sess - Used for system monitoring/debugging - session - Essential

  • consent-policy - Used for cookie banner parameters - 12 months - Essential

  • smSession - Used to identify logged in site members - Session - Essential

  • TS* - Used for security and anti-fraud reasons - Session - Essential

  • bSession - Used for system effectiveness measurement - 30 minutes - Essential

  • fedops.logger.sessionId - Used for stability/effectiveness measurement - 12 months - Essential

Google Analytics (_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz) - These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Disclosure of Information

In addition to these safeguards, your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people.

Removing subscription to mailing lists

If at any time our site contains subscription mailing lists there will always be the option to remove you from the aforementioned list. Normally this, "unsubscribe" option will appear at the bottom of the most recently sent email newsletter.

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at learningtech@wcs.ac.uk or send us mail to: West College Scotland, Learning Technology Department, Renfrew Road, Paisley, PA3 4DR.

Security

West College Scotland is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and will comply with its requirements. Any details you give will remain completely confidential. Having gained access to the client’s area, we would strongly recommend that you do not divulge your username or password to anyone. Please always remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished using them. This ensures that others cannot access your personal data especially when using a shared, or public access computer terminal.

 

Changes to Privacy Policy

West College Scotland reserves the right to modify and update the terms and conditions of this website. In continually striving to improve our service for our clients we need to be able to enhance the site in ways deemed appropriate.