Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit the First College website.

PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including what type and version of browser you used to access the site, IP address, time zone, when you accessed the site, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information”.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

– “Web beacons”, “tags”, and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make an inquiry through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Personal Information”.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Personal Information.

HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We use the Personal Information that we collect generally to:

– Communicate with you;

– When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimise our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not share your Personal Information with third parties.  We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site — you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.