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We need to hold your personal details for course administration, registration and certification purposes and guarantee not to pass your information onto a third party, except for the Awarding body for your course, or if required to do so by Law.
Data Protection Policy
Principle One - Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully, and in particular:
Personal data shall not be processed unless at least one of the following conditions is met:
· The Data Subject has given consent;
· Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or with a view to entering into a contract;
· Processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation;
· Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the Data Subject;
· Processing is necessary for the administration of justice or the administration of public functions;
· Processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the data controller, except in cases that prejudice the rights and freedom of the Data Subject.
Sensitive personal data shall not be processed unless at least one of the following conditions is also met:
· The Data Subject has given explicit consent;
· Processing is necessary to perform legal obligations imposed by law in connection with employment;
· Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person in a situation where consent cannot be reasonably obtained;
· Processing is carried out for the legitimate purposes of a non-profit making body established for political, philosophical, religious or trade union activities;
· The information has already been made public by the Data Subject;
· Processing is necessary in connection with legal proceedings;
· Processing is necessary for the administration of justice or the administration of public functions;
· Processing is necessary for medical purposes;
· Processing is of information as to racial or ethnic origin and is necessary for equal opportunities monitoring.
Principle Two - Personal data shall be obtained only for the purposes specified and shall only be processed for those purposes.
Principle Three - Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose for which they are processed.
Principle Four - Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
Principle Five - Personal data shall not be kept for longer than is necessary.
Principle Six - Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of Data Subjects under the Data Protection Act (1998). In particular, Data Subjects have the right:
To be informed whether personal data about them is being processed, its source and nature, the purposes of processing and the likely users/recipient(s);
- To be informed of the logic of any purely automated decision which significantly affects them [in an educational institution this may apply to multiple-choice tests marked by computer].
Institutions holding personal data have the right to ask for proof of identification and to charge a reasonable fee before releasing it to a Data Subject.
Principle Seven - Appropriate measures shall be taken against unauthorized processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction to personal data.
Principle Eight - Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
Data for which the College is responsible
This policy is based on the model Notification developed for the UK higher education sector.
Data belonging to the School - whether it be administrative data, admissions and enrolment data, coursework data which students have submitted for assessment, or data staff have collected in the course of employment with the School - falls within this policy regardless of whether it is gathered and-or processed on or off School premises or via online channels.
Activities carried out by members of the School at home, or when travelling with a laptop or tablet, may therefore fall under this policy; conversely some processing carried out on School premises may be the responsibility solely of the individual concerned.
Data for which the School is not responsible
The following categories of data are excluded from the requirements of this policy:
Personal data for personal and domestic use (such as, for example, addresses of personal friends) held and processed by staff and students - even if it is done using College computing facilities.
data processed in the course of a member of staff's activities not
directly related to their employment with the School, and where this
activity is likely to lead to commercial exploitation.
The School is not responsible for this and it would not normally be appropriate for such activities to be carried out using School facilities without special arrangements being made.
- Personal data processed on behalf of another organisation with which a member of staff or student is associated in a private capacity or in the course of wider academic or professional activities (eg a managing a local community group or organising a conference for a professional body or national student group) - even if it is done using College computing facilities.
Brighton School of Business Terms and Conditions.
For the purposes of these terms:
We and Us means Brighton School of Business and Management Ltd who will provide the service to you.
You means the student receiving the services.
Course means an online distance learning course.
Course Materials means the materials relating to any one course, together with all revision and updates made by us, which may be in any format and which are required by the student to complete the course.
2. Cancellation of Course
Your statutory right under the Consumer Contracts Regulations June 2014, which implement the Consumer Rights Directive in UK law, allows 14 days from entering into a service contract in which you can cancel it. This means that you have 14 days from your enrolment on a course to request cancellation. To avoid any misunderstandings, emails or telephone cancellations are not acceptable and you must send your cancellation request in writing to Student Services. After the 14 days have elapsed we cannot accept any course cancellation under any circumstances and all the fees are payable. No refund of deposit or stage payments will be made if the student withdraws later than this. Outstanding fees must be paid in full.
If you withdraw from a course, you will be charged a Withdrawal Administration fee of GBP £250.
Registration fees are non-refundable.
If, while already studying a course with Brighton School of Business and Management, you wish to transfer to another course which is of a lesser value, no refund of the difference, if any, will be made. Brighton School of Business and Management will only consider a refund of any difference if the request to change course is made within 14 days of enrolment.
3. Fee Payments
Study Fees must be paid according to the payments schedule agreed when you enrol with us. Please note that this also applies during informal or formally arranged interruptions to your studies.
If a student has chosen to pay their fees by instalments, we will require debit / credit card details for payments. The credit / debit card will be charged on 1st of each month with the scheduled payment instalment, for the duration of the issued payment plan. All information is held confidently and securely, and is destroyed after the student has finished their payments.
We can ONLY accept debit / credit card payments for instalment payments. We do not accept any other forms of payment for instalment payments. A payment form MUST be completed and returned to the Accounts Department before you are enrolled on the course.
When payment has been agreed by way of an instalment plan, you agree to make the required payment on the dates agreed from the outset. In the event of a payment not being received, you agree to pay the sum due within 24 hours of being notified or an administration fee will be applied.
Interest will be charged on late payments under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
Should your payment not be received within 7days from the due date, then you will be in breach of contract and the full amount owing for the course will become due for immediate payment.
If necessary, a Debt Recovery Agency will be appointed to recover outstanding payments. The Debt Recovery Agency will apply further costs for the collection of the amount owing. Once your account has been passed to a Debt Recovery Agency, you will deal exclusively with the Agency. Once you have been passed to a Debt Recovery Agency, you will not be able to re-enrol on any of our courses.
Students who withdraw after they have officially started the course, or are formally withdrawn from the course by the school, will be required to pay all outstanding fees for the course. To avoid any doubt, you have entered into a legally binding contract to pay the course fees in full and any additional fees where appropriate. No refund will be given if a student fails a course.
4. Postal and Courier Charges
Initial Postal and Courier charges are included in the study fee, and paid for by us when sending study materials and certificates. However, please note that if the study materials or certificate are returned to us, due to you providing an incorrect or inadequate address, or the study materials or certificates are not being picked up from a notified collection point, or you changing address during the delivery period, you will be charged for the cost of re-sending the materials and or certificate.
5. Interruption of Studies
During the course, you may experience personal difficulties and can temporarily stop or delay your studies, for a period of up to 3 months, agreed with Student Services. An Interruption of Studies form must be completed to formalise this arrangement. Please note that retrospective approval for a formal interruption of studies will not be allowed.
If you fail to restart your studies after a period of 2 months from your restart date you will be deemed to have left the course.
A maximum of 3 months interruption of studies can be taken during the period of the course.
You can only apply for an interruption of studies after 3 months from your official course start date.
Interruption of studies applies only to Diploma level courses and HND/HNC courses.
During any informal or formally arranged Interruption of Studies, stage payments must continue to be paid, as agreed at the start of the course.
6. Assignment Submission Deadlines
All students must submit their assignments according to the deadlines on the timetable, emailed at the start of the course. A student can apply for extensions on their assignment submission deadlines, but they can only apply for two extensions for the duration of their course. Students can apply for up to 3 weeks extensions on two assignments for the duration of their course. Students, who are studying courses that consist of 1 unit, can ONLY have one extension on their assignment. When students are granted an extension, this does not affect future assignment deadlines.
Extensions must be given officially by Student Services.
It is the students responsibility to apply for an extension or interruption. Brighton School of Business and Management reserve the right to deny access, without notice, to the course, for any student if a submission deadline is not met and no contact has been made by the student.
7. Quality Assurance of Completed Work
To meet the Accreditation body’s Quality Assurance guidelines, Brighton School of Business and Management, Pearson Edexcel, Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) can select any assignment and assessment to be audited at any time throughout a course up until certification has been completed. This may be for internal or external verification and Brighton School of Business and Management and the Accreditation bodies have the right to disagree with any grading decisions already received. Any decisions that are disagreed will be communicated to the student and tutor/assessor with the student given an opportunity to resubmit the assignment. For avoidance of doubt, an assignment and assessment can be selected at any time, regardless of when it was completed.
Should you not submit an assignment to us for a period of longer than 2 months, you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the course, and will not be eligible for a refund of fees paid. Any outstanding fees must be paid. The Journal is NOT an assignment.
If your course does not require assignments, then you must stay in contact with your tutor. It you do not contact your tutor for a period of longer than 2 months, then you will be deemed to have withdrawn from the course, and will not be eligible for a refund of fees paid. Any outstanding fees must be paid.
Please note that retrospective approval for a formal interruption of studies will not be allowed.
It may be possible, in the case of exceptional circumstances, supported by the provision of satisfactory evidence, to allow you to restart the course. You will be required to pay a re-start fee of £250.
We cannot re-start you on your course if you have been out of contact for 4 months or more.
The final decision about re-starting students will be entirely at the discretion of the School’s Senior Management Team.
If you are found guilty of plagiarism (submitting coursework which is not your own work) you will be removed from the course. Fees already paid will not be refunded, and any outstanding fees will remain due for payment.
10. Other Terms
Please note that we can only communicate with the student directly enrolled with Brighton School of School and Management, we cannot communicate with any third party.
All coursework and questions must be uploaded to your tutor via the upload facilities provided by Moodle.
It is the students responsibility as a private candidate to find an examination centre, if the course requires examinations.
As a provider, and in line with updated accreditation criteria, Brighton School of Business and Management can only allow one submission per unit for grading. If after this your assignment has still not achieved at least a Pass, Brighton School of Business and Management, at its discretion, may allow one final attempt. If this final attempt has still not achieved at least a Pass, the assignment and course will be a fail.
If the student requests a further attempt, this will be subject to agreement by the Centre Management team and will carry a unit fee of £200 to retake the unit.
If you have a complaint, concern or criticism about any services we offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Data Protection
This privacy statement applies to any personal data you may give to Brighton School of Business and Management Ltd. We collect any personal data you may give us when you begin your course. We will also collect contact details from prospective students. We maintain data on your transactions with us as well as your use of our services.
The personal information which we hold is held securely.
13. Transferring the Course
We are unable to transfer a course to a third party.
We retain the sole discretion concerning whether we will allow you to transfer to another course. If we allow you to transfer to another course, the total fees paid towards the discontinued course may be offset against the cost of the new course; no refund of any differences will be made. If the new course is more expensive than the discontinued course, the balance should be paid in full. Fees will ONLY be offset for the following courses – HND to HNC, Level 5 Management and Leadership and Level 7 Management and Leadership courses. There will be a transfer fee of £200. You may also be charged a re-registration fee for the awarding body of that course.
14. Student Behaviour
Brighton School of Business and Management Ltd will not accept any inappropriate behaviour directed at any member of staff under any circumstances. This includes bad language and threats via email, in writing, over the telephone or in person. Brighton School of Business and Management Ltd reserves the right to remove the student from their course, with no entitlement to a refund of fees and payment for any outstanding fees will be required in full.
When using the VLE (Moodle), students must:
- Respect the rights of others.
- Remember to logout at the end of each session.
Comply with current and future legislations including:
- The Data Protection Act 1998
- Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988
- Computer Misuse Act 1990
- Telecommunications Act 1984
- Protection from Harassment Act 1997
The following are not permitted:
- The creation, display, production, storage, circulation or transmission of pornographic or other offensive material in any form or medium. (Including sending, posting or displaying offensive images, language or any other type of offensive content including the bullying, harassment or intimidation of others.)
Users must not create, store or transmit:
- Defamatory or libelous material
- Material that infringes copyright
- Unsolicited commercial or advertising material
Users are not permitted to:
- Intentionally provide or submit false information
Intentionally restrict network traffic with high bandwidth use.
Flood forums and other services unnecessarily or with inappropriate content/material.
Edit or modify any element of the VLE without permission.
Use others’ passwords or log-in identities.
Deliberately introduce any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or nuisance programme or file, or deliberately circumvent any precautions taken by Brighton School of Business and Management to prevent this from happening.
Use any service for commercial purposes or profit.
Use any service for political purposes.
Use any service inappropriately during class time.
Copy any code, software or content provided without permission.
Provide access to non-Brighton School of Business and Management members without permission.
Violate copyright laws, data protection laws and computer misuse laws.
The use of the Brighton School of Business and Management Ltd Web Site is subject to these terms and by using the site www.BrightonSBM.com and any websites related to Brighton School of Business and Management, including www.BSBM-Moodle.com, you show your agreement to such terms.
17. Awarding Bodies
Brighton School of Business and Management Ltd reserves the right to change the awarding body we use for qualifications and will always offer an equivalent or better qualification.