Privacy and Cookie Policy

Sarum College (registered charity number 1161253 and company registration number 951356) and its trading subsidiary, Sarum College Services Ltd. (company registration number 1931038), (“we”, “us” or “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which we will process and use any personal data about people who visit our website and subscribe to services we provide.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, (the “DPA”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th April 2016, (the “GDPR”), we are the data controllers and are located at 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE, UK.

If Sarum College and/or Sarum College Services Ltd. – or substantially all of the associated assets – are acquired by a third party, personal data will be one of the transferred assets.

Our data protection officer is Christine Nielsen-Craig, Director of Development and Marketing, telephone number 01722 424812 and e-mail address

We comply with the DPA and the GDPR in respect of the collection, processing, use, holding and storage of personal data about visitors to our website.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we encourage you to check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with amendments or additions. Continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to be bound by this policy (effective from 25 May 2018) and any changes thereafter.

Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd. are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

This policy applies to the web pages, newsletters, and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd.

How do we collect information from you?

We get information about you when you use our website to browse the pages, register to receive our email newsletters, buy books, contact us about courses, services and products or make a donation.

We also use cookies – small text files – which the website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

What type of information is collected?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you purchase a product from us your card information is not held by us; rather it is collected by our third-party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.

Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd. do not store any credit card or banking details on our website.

Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd. webservers collect anonymous information, like the IP address of your computer, the browser software used, the operating system, access times and pages visited.

In some sections of the College website anonymous data such as browser type or IP address may be used to customise web page content. This information is used in an anonymous form to ensure appropriate and effective delivery of content.

Overall, cookies help us to give you a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You should be aware that declining cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website. If you are unsure how to do this, use your favourite search engine to look this up using the term ‘declining cookies’ with your browser name, or contact your local IT support for advice.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics use traffic log cookies to gain information about the use that is made of pages on our website. We use the information from cookies to generate reports on the usage of our website which are used for evaluation and analysis. The purpose is to improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users. In all cases, no data specific to any identifiable user is retained.

As a user you can opt out of this process of collecting traffic log data. To do so please visit Opt out of Google Analytics Information.

As noted above, however, if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • send you communications which you have requested;
  • process orders that you have submitted;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • process competition entries;
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • process a donation that you have made;
  • create a subscription to a service we provide;
  • monitor usage and to assess the effectiveness of the College website.
  • notify you of changes to our services or policies.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We treat your personal information with care and respect. Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd. will pass certain personally identifiable information on to third party suppliers if it is necessary to complete a commercial transaction or a request.

Email access is password protected. We will share only the information necessary to complete the commercial transaction or request.

Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd. will disclose personally identifiable information when required by the law or in the good-faith belief that such an action is necessary to:

  • conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process;
  • protect or defend the rights or property of the Sarum College site, or visitors to this website;
  • identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice or the rights of third parties;
  • co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities

Links to other sites

The Sarum College website contains links to other sites which are beyond the College’s control. Sarum College website users are subject to the individual privacy policies of these sites and we cannot guarantee the security of private information disclosed online to linked sites.


Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd. exercise every precaution to ensure the security of data transmissions from the user’s device to our servers and stored information. Where sensitive information such as credit card details or financial information is transmitted, it is done so using SSL encryption. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Access to stored information is password protected and every attempt will be made to ensure that these passwords are only known to Sarum College and Sarum College Services Ltd. personnel and trusted third parties (website developers and the Internet Service Provider) who are authorised by us.

Your rights and responsibilities

You have the right to access the personal data which we hold about you, have any errors corrected and (with some exceptions) information removed. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have correct contact information and this will enable us to provide you with the best service possible.

We will not hold personal data longer than deemed necessary.

Privacy support

Please contact us by any means if you have any questions or are unhappy about the way your data is used. We hope we will be able to resolve any problems or issues you may have. If you are not satisfied with our response you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner at

Contacting us

Questions, comments, requests or complaints regarding this privacy policy and/or our use of personal data should be addressed to Christine Nielsen-Craig. Any complaints regarding this privacy policy may also be addressed to the UK Information Commissioner at telephone number 0303 123 1113.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone, post or text message unless you have given your prior consent. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by unsubscribing in the email newsletter or by contacting us by email: