Data protection

New College Lanarkshire is committed to protecting the data protection rights of individuals who entrust us with their personal data. We take our responsibility seriously to ensure that all data is secure and protected in line with the law. 

Our Data Protection Policy outlines our commitment to transparency, accountability and compliance with both the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

You can read our Privacy Notices here. These notices explain how we process your personal data.

For information on your rights in relation to your personal data, including how to make a subject access request, please see below your Data Subject Rights.

The UK GDPR provides a range of rights for individuals when an organisation is processing their personal data. The information below explains these rights, the circumstances where these are available and how to exercise these with the College.

We must respond to all rights requests within one month of receipt. The time to respond can be extended by a further two months if the request is complex or where you have made multiple requests. Where an extension is to be put in place, we will let you know within one month of receiving the request and explain why the extension is necessary.

Where you make a request by email, we will normally respond by email unless you request otherwise.

Requests to exercise rights are normally free of charge however where a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive (e.g. repetitive requests) we may:

  • charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or taking the action requested; or
  • refuse to act on the request.

Where the College has reasonable doubts concerning the identity of an individual making the request, we may request additional information to confirm their identity before progressing.

The rights below are not absolute; they apply in certain circumstances and are subject to exemptions.

If you have any concerns with the way we handle your personal data or would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact the College’s Data Protection Officer - Lorna Miller