Policies

POLICIES AND LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Our college is committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all our students. From here, you can find out more about:

The North West Regional College is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing the highest possible quality of service. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

North West Regional College uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience

The North West Regional College website uses industry standdard cookies for making your online experience a pleasant one. If you don’t want us to leave crumbs on your computer you can disable cookies in your browser.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your hard drive to allow the North West Regional College to recognise you when you visit. They can remember your preferences by gathering and storing information. They do not identify you as an individual user, just the computer used. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or create viruses on your computer. It does not give the College access to your computer.

Why do we use them?

We may use cookies to improve or personalise your online experience of our websites. For example, we use Google Analytics to enable us to identify which pages you find useful and which you do not. This allows us to improve our navigation so you can find things easier in future.

If you don’t want to receive cookies

If you would prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our site, you can set your browser so that it will not download cookies onto your computer. Doing so will still allow you to navigate through the majority of our site but possibly not all of it. If you wish to register on a password protected area of our website you will need to allow “per-session” cookies. These are temporarily used while you are visiting the site but deleted when you close your browser or log out.

To find out more information about cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org

What Cookies does the College use specifically:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer. Google Analytics allows the College to look at how visitors are using the site with the aim of improving the end user experience.

Google Analytics generates four cookies as follows

Cookie Name:Expires after:
__utmz6 months
__utmcimmediately
__utmb20 mins
__utma2 yrs

The College website aso makes use of ASP and asp.NET technologies which in turn generate cookies.

These cookies are all session based and are temporary (they expire immediately after the browser closes) and there are 2 types:

ASPSESSION………these come from the dynamic parts of our site (Full-Time & Part-Time searches, etc) and are classic ASP session cookies
ASP.NET_SessionIdthis is the asp.NET version of above and is generated by the College’s STEPS tool.
This tool gives students the ability to track their course application using the Student ID received on their acceptance letter.

Use of this Site is subject to our Terms of Use and Disclaimer.

The North West Regional College has produced a publication scheme in accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) model scheme.

Please see Publication Scheme below together with other NWRC Freedom of Information guidance documents.

FOI – Publication Scheme

FOI – Management Guide

FOI – Information Request Form

FOI – Guide for Applicants – 2016

FOI – Disclosure Guidelines

FOI – Charging Fees – 2016

Terms of use this website

The North West Regional College takes every effort to ensure that the information published on this website is accurate. However, NWRC cannot accept any liability for the accuracy or content. Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk. Please read our disclaimer in the next tab.

Copyright

Save where otherwise specified, the contents of all the pages contained in the website are copyright of the North West Regional College. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of these pages in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the following permissions. The user may make an electronically stored, transient copy of these web pages for the purpose of viewing them online only.

Logos, domain names and trademarks of companies appearing in the website are the property of their respective owners.

Logos

The copying and use of the North West Regional College logo and other North West Regional College-related logos is not permitted without prior approval of North West Regional College. Permission requests should be directed to the Marketing department. Tell us who you are, the organisation you represent (if any), how and why you wish to use our logo. Please include these details as follows:.

  • Name
  • Department/Organisation
  • Reason for use of logo
  • Format of logo required
  • Contact details

North West Regional College Disclaimer

Course disclaimer

The North West Regional College has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that this course database is accurate. Applicants are advised however that the process of development between publication and the completion of programmes may lead to occasional variations, for which the College disclaims legal liability. The College reserves the right to revise, alter or discontinue courses of study and to amend the regulations at any time without notice. Applicants are asked to note that courses will run only if sufficient numbers are recruited.

General website disclaimer

While the North West Regional College have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on the pages of this site inserted by us, we can accept no legal liability in respect of any inaccuracy or incompleteness in such information. The North West Regional College accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy and completion of information appearing on this website. No part of these website pages may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system except for ‘fair use’.

Hyperlinking

Users may through hypertext or other computer “links” gain access to other websites on the Internet which are not part of the North West Regional College website. The College assumes no responsibility for any material outside of the North West Regional College website which may be accessed through any such “link.”

Virus protection

North West Regional College makes every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for users to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet.

North West Regional College cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to user’s data or computer systems which may occur whilst using material from the North West Regional College website.

The North West Regional College has tried to make this website open to everyone and the process of improving website accessibilty is ongoing. If you find you are having difficulties using this website, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do to help resolve the problem. It must be noted that certain aspects of the website are graphic in nature which may reduce accessibility.

Standards compliance

We are aiming for all pages on this site to meet the highest accessibility standards complying, where possible, with all priority 1, 2 and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We are in the process of improving our Accessibilty rating, however, content is added on an on-going basis and errors may occur. Please feel free to contact usin this instance.

What you can do?

Ideally, this website is best viewed with the latest version of the browser you are using. If this is not the case, and you choose to upgrade, the most popular web browsers are listed below:

Increasing and decreasing text size

If you prefer the font size to be larger or smaller, you can alter this using your browser text settings. Please note that changing the text size will affect all other sites you visit until you change your browser setting back again. To increase or decrease the text size, follow these basic instructions:

For PC computers:

  • press the Control and + keys simultaneously to increase text of the page;
  • press the Control and keys simultaneously to decrease the text of the page;
  • press the Control and 0 keys simultaneously to return to the default text size.

For Apple computers:

  • press the Command and + keys simultaneously to increase text of the page;
  • press the Command and keys simultaneously to decrease the text of the page;
  • press the Command and 0 keys simultaneously to return to the default text size.

Changing screen contrast

If you are having difficulty reading onscreen you can adjust the background contast to hepl readability – just follow the instructions below:

For PC computers:

  • press ALT + Shift + Print Screen simultaneously to change to a high contrast background
    (the same procedure can be used to revert to original settings)

For Apple computers:

  • press Command + Option + Control + . (full stop) to increase screen contrast;
  • Press Command + Option + Control + , (comma) to decrease screen contrast.

National Fraud Initiative

The NWRC is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.
The Comptroller and Auditor General audits the accounts of NWRC. The Comptroller and Auditor General is also responsible for carrying out data matching exercises under his powers in Articles 4A to 4G of the Audit and Accountability (Northern Ireland) Order 2003.

Data matching involves comparing computer records held by one body against other computer records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. This is usually personal information. Computerised data matching allows fraudulent claims and payments to be identified. Where a match is found it indicates that there may be an inconsistency that requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.

The Comptroller and Auditor General currently requires us to participate in a data matching exercise to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud. We are required to provide particular sets of data to the Comptroller and Auditor General for matching. Details are set out in the Northern Ireland Audit Office’s website,
www.niauditoffice.gov.uk.

The use of data by the Comptroller and Auditor General in a data matching exercise is carried out with statutory authority. It does not require the consent of the individuals concerned under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data matching by the Comptroller and Auditor General is subject to a Code of
Practice. This may be found at www.niauditoffice.gov.uk.

For further information on the Comptroller and Auditor General’s legal powers and the reasons why he matches particular information, see the Level 3 notice on the NIAO website at www.niauditoffice.gov.uk.