Data Protection

Your Individual Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 provides individuals with a number of rights in relation to their personal data. There are eight individual rights, which concern:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Individual Rights requests are usually free of charge and need to be responded to within one calendar month. A longer period and charge may be incurred if a request is particularly complex.

Requests should be made to our Data Protection office: We may need to ask for additional information in order to process a request.

Individuals have the right to access and receive a copy of their personal data, and other supplementary information. This is commonly referred to as a subject access request (SAR).

If you would like to make a request for a copy of the data held about you, you can submit a subject access request by any of the following methods:

  • By email:
  • By post: Data Protection Officer, Whitworth House, Ashton Old Road, Manchester M11 2WH

We aim to respond to subject access requests within the statutory response period of one calendar month. 

A data protection incident (personal data breach) is a breach of security that leads the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data.

If you suspect that a personal data incident has occurred, please contact the Data Protection office immediately: 

You should provide as much detail as you can, including:

  • Details of the incident
  • When it occurred
  • Where it occurred
  • Who was involved
  • How the incident may have happened
  • Any mitigating actions already taken

The Manchester College takes your privacy very seriously. You can find out more about how we collect and process your personal information by viewing our Privacy Notice below.

The Manchester College Privacy Notice Overview

Privacy Notice for The Manchester College Learners

The Manchester College Clients

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Name Purpose Further information

Google Analytics


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.

To find out more please visit how Google uses cookies.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Google Personalised Advertising   We use Google Ads cookies to measure ad performance and tailor future ads. These cookies collect data on your interactions with our ads to help us optimize our advertising strategies to better serve your interests and preferences.

To find out more please visit how Google uses cookies.

To customise or opt out of personalsied Google Advertising visit and

Social Media


Social network widgets are used throughout the website to help our customers post information from our site to their own social profiles.

Google+ (see how Google+ uses cookies and why)

Facebook (how Facebook uses cookies and why)

Twitter (see how Twitter uses cookies and why)

LinkedIn (how LinkedIn uses cookies and why)

Crazy Egg  

From time to time we use the Crazy Egg service to help us improve the visitor experience and performance of our website. Crazy Egg provides graphical, video and text analysis of visitor behaviour on a website. It tracks where visitors click and allows us to fine-tune the layout and design of our web pages.

To find out more please visit Crazy Egg Privacy Policy
Google DoubleClick   We use Google DoubleClick, an advertising platform that target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. To find out more please visit the DoubleClick Search overview


  Captify’s core technology is a proprietary Semantic Engine and DMP that comprehends and activates over billions of natural language searches per month.  Captify’s technology stack is focussed on extracting the value from consumer search behaviours, whether it be for planning, identifying high-value audiences for media activations, or for insights and measurement. To find out more please visit the Captify website

Open Programmatic

DCM Global all site tag These cookies are used to collect information about the types of visitors to the site. This information is then used for advertising purposes to re-target those users or find lookalike audiences. To find out more please visit
YouTube   We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

YouTube (how YouTube uses cookies and why)

AppNexus Pixel

  We place 3rd party cookies to improve our advertising, such as targeting advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen. If you don’t want your information collected in this way, you can visit AppNexus (to opt out, visit
Quantcast Advertise tag Easy Tag Collects information sent to Quantcast from browsers, and reads/writes cookies. This information is used by Quantcast to create and/or improve models for campaigns; provide campaign performance reports. To find out more please visit
LinkedIn Insight   The LinkedIn Insight Tag powers conversion tracking, website audiences, and website demographics for our LinkedIn ad campaigns. To find out more visit the LinkedIn Insight Tag FAQ Page
Facebook Pixel   The Facebook pixel collects data that helps us track conversions from Facebook ads, optimize ads, build targeted audiences for future ads, and remarket to people who have already taken some kind of action on our website. Learn more about Facebook ad preferences
django_language   Storing the language of the website. Functionality cookies are cookies that help enhance a website's performance and functionality.
TikTok   Tracking technologies are used by most apps to recognise that a device is the same as one used previously and to understand some of its characteristics so that we can serve you advertising, measure the performance of those ads, and to improve your experience. To find out more visit the TikTok Platform Cookies Policy and Privacy Policy
Snapchat   Snap Inc. uses cookies, including third-party cookies, for a number of reasons, like protecting your Snapchat data and account, helping us see which features are most popular, counting visitors to a page, understanding how you engage with web content and emails. To find out more visit the Snapchat Cookies Policy.

We have a Records Management Policy and Data Retention Schedule which outline how long we will retain your personal data for. The Schedule sets out the minimum amount of time that we need to keep records for. The recommendations set out here have been produced in consultation with the relevant departments and JISC, who provide guidance and retention schedules for information held in higher and further education institutions.

Our Policy and Schedule are available on request:

Our Data Protection Policy sets out how we process personal data in accordance with data protection legislation. You can view the policy below.

Data Protection Policy

We have two, full-time Assistant Data Protection Officers, who can be contacted using the details below.

Data Protection
Whitworth House
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH