Privacy policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website [www.channeltalent.co.uk] and served by Channel Talent Ltd and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

Channel Talent Ltd takes a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies: This website uses cookies to better the users’ experience while visiting the website. Please see the Channel Talent Cookie Policy here: Channel Talent Cookie Policy.

Consent, Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely for 2 years or for a period of less than 2 years if it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 2018.

Channel Talent Ltd uses any information submitted to provide you with further information about the services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted.

This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email program Channel Talent Ltd operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting your details.

Similarly, Channel Talent Ltd will request your express permission to share your supplied details with the organisation or organisations presenting on the specific event you have registered for. Express permission is sought to permit the presenting organisation/s to contact you about relevant events and study/career opportunities at and/or for the organisation/s to store your details so they can evaluate the success of the event in terms of subsequent open day visits and applications.

Occasionally we will request further data and consent on behalf of a university to enable them to share your data with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). HESA will evaluate the effectiveness of the event/s with respect to Higher Education destinations.

As such, data requested may vary by event and therefore users are advised to refer to the specific event booking form at the bottom of each event page which will be handled by either Eventbrite or SurveyMonkey, depending upon the organisation.

Channel Talent Ltd will share only the data for which express permission has been given by you. This data will be provided securely to one nominated responsible employee of the university or universities presenting at the event you have registered for. Reference should be made to the privacy policies of the relevant organisation or organisations. Channel Talent is not liable for any subsequent use of personal data by a third party organisation which deviates from the consent you have given and the agreed terms of the sharing of this data.

We will not share your data with other third parties unless we are legally required to do so or we have contacted you separately to request consent.

Email Newsletter

Channel Talent Ltd operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about events and services supplied by the Company via its website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user or with your express consent provided when you register for a Channel Talent event.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 2018 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by Channel Talent Ltd. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by Channel Talent Ltd via Mailchimp contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored within a secure Mailchimp account for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include: the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and Channel Talent Ltd cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that Channel Talent Ltd participates on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: https://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

 

Contact Details

Our full details are:

Channel Talent Limited

Email address: info@channeltalent.co.uk

Postal address: Channel Talent Ltd, Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford, MK40 2TU, United Kingdom

 

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

v.3.0 April 2021 Edited & customised by: Channel Talent Ltd, Bedford School, Bedford, MK40 2TU