Data Protection and Legal

East Coast College is aware of its responsibilities around the use and storage of personal data and recognises that having controls around the collection, use, retention and destruction of personal data is important in order to comply with the College’s obligations under Data Protection laws and in particular its obligations under Article 5 of GDPR.

The College has produced Privacy Notices which relate to the personal information for staff, students and visitors to the College.

View the Privacy Notice and Potential, Current and Past Employees and Volunteers (127 KB PDF)

View the Privacy Notice and Potential, Current and Past Students (94 KB PDF)

View the Privacy Notice for College Visitors, Suppliers/Contractors, Website Users and Users of College Services (115 KB PDF)

View the College’s Data Protection Policy (193 KB PDF)

View the Privacy Notice for Potential, Current and Past Apprentices (92 KB PDF)

View the Privacy Notice for Norfolk Community College Building Better Opportunities Potential, Current and Past Participants (154 KB PDF)

If you have any questions about these notices or the ways in which we use your personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer at St Peters Street Lowestoft, NR32 2NB or

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors.

Third-Party Cookies

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a server to a browser and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the server to identify and track the browser.

We may use session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate our website; we also use persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We may use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical information about website use by means of cookies. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. For more information, visit Google’s privacy policy.

We may also use Google AdSense utilising the double click DART Cookie. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your website visits. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads based on your web browsing activity. You may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting Google’s DART cookie opt-out page.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping any password and user details confidential.

Third-party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.