Privacy & Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how St Mark's Academic Institute uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Privacy Statement 

St Mark’s Academic Institute fully understands and respects the importance of protecting the personal information you provide to our institute and being transparent about what we do with the information we hold.

We will only use your information so we can tell you about our courses which may be of interest to you.

How we collect your personal information:

We collect the personal information you provide, for example when you when you contact us by email to ask about our courses; register for one of our courses; complete fields on our website or otherwise provide us with your personal information.

The information we collect:

Data Protection legislation states that personal data means any information that can be used to help identify a person.  It can include information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, date of birth, place of work, occupation and payment details.

Use of your information:

We use your personal information to give you the information or provide the services you have asked for, for example in the case of your enrollment in a St Mark’s Academic Institute course or to answer an enquiry.

We use your information for internal course administrative purposes, which would include maintaining accounting records.

We may use your information to send you communications about our courses. You can unsubscribe from such communications by using the unsubscribe button from our electronic communications or by writing to the Course Manager of St Mark’s Academic Institute, Level 5 St Mark’s Hospital, Watford Road, HA1 3UJ.

When we collect and process your personal data, we will ensure this is carried out in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

 Sharing your information:

We will not sell or share your details to any third parties to use for their own marketing purposes.

We will only share your personal information with our trusted course sponsors with your prior consent.

St Mark’s Academic Institute will not provide your personal information to any other company or organisation without your permission to do so, unless required to do so by law.

Use of cookies:

Cookies are harmless text files which may be stored on your computer while using the site. We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and enable certain features or functionality.

We also measure statistics about visitors to the site and their usage, for example where they came from, what pages they visit and what browser they are using. Knowing how our site is being used means we can improve our users’ experience in the future. We do not use cookies for advertising purposes or pass user data to any other organisation.

All cookies used on this site are listed below. If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively affect your experience on the site.

First party cookies

These are cookies that may be controlled and set by us on this domain, used to provide site functionality and optimisation.

Name Purpose
resolution Set and used by Adaptive Images to serve appropriately sized images to your device
wordpress_test_cookie Set and used by WordPress to test for cookie capability
comment_author, comment_author_email Set and used by WordPress to remember a commenting user’s data
wp-settings, wp-settings-time Set and used by WordPress to remember a logged-in user’s preferences

Third party cookies

These are cookies that may be controlled and set by external services / tools, used to enhance our site and provide usage information.

Name Purpose
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz Set and used by Google Analytics to track user activity
NREUM, NRAGENT, JSESSIONID Set and used by New Relic to track user activity
khcookie, NID, SNID and PREF Set and used by Google Maps to provide interactive location maps
APISID, HSID, NID, PREF, SSID, SID, SAPISID Set and used by Google Site Search to provide search functionality

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement please contact the Manager at St Mark’s Academic Institute, Level 5, St Mark’s Hospital, Watford Road HA1 3UJ or email LNWH-tr.StMarksAcademicInstitute@nhs.net