Privacy Statement

Sydney Science College (SSC) is committed to respecting and safeguarding your privacy and the confidentiality of all data gathered on this website. This privacy statement describes SSC’s policy concerning the gathering and use of visitors’ information through the SSC website.

What information does SSC collect?

Normal web site usage
In general, you can browse the SSC site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits. All this data collected is completely annonymous, and is used for statistical purposes only.

Collection of personally identifiable information
If you request information, provide feedback, or enrol in a course, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, mailing address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various SSC databases and email accounts. While browsing the SSC site, cookies* are set when registering or supplying personal information. By setting this cookie, SSC will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.

*Cookies A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by websites by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.

What does SSC do with the information it collects?

Normal web site usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the “sydneysciencecollege.com.au” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the SSC site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information
SSC may use the personal information you provide to: contact you in response to an enquiry; manage, process and confirm your enrolment application.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the SSC site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the SSC site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as filling out our contact form or enroling online.

Opting out and changing your information

You can contact us to remove or modify any personal information provided to us via our contact form or enrolment form.

Security

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the SSC site to any third party, unless required to by law. Any information provided to SSC by users of the SSC site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. SSC employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

The SSC site may contain links to sites external to the sydneysciencecollege.com.au domain. SSC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes

While this policy is subject to change, our commitment to your online privacy is not. Any changes in the future to this policy will be to further the protection of your online privacy.