The processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. Any requests by individuals for access to information held about them by the Westlake School of Business should be made in writing to The Westlake School of Business, Tx, USA.
What information is collected?
In order to use the main website at the Westlake School of Business, you are currently not required to register or provide any personal information about yourself. Any personal information collected from visitors to our website is purely on a voluntary basis, however by supplying the information you give a consent to Westlake School of Business keeping it for a reasonable period of time and using it for the purposes set out below.
On occasions we may ask you to provide some limited personal information about yourself to participate in services such as the Alumni email directory or the School e-payment facility. This information may include your name, title, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number and email address. It may be stored electronically or manually by Westlake School of Business.
When you use the Westlake School of Business site we automatically issue your computer with a small piece of code (a ‘cookie’) that enables the web pages to be displayed correctly, and the information the cookie provides allows us to manage and improve the services on the website – this cookie does not however contain any personally identifying information.
When you view our web pages as with most other websites, our webservers build logs of activity which contain information about your location in the world and even your computers IP address. In addition, on some pages small visible graphics are used to build and enhance this logging system.
What we do with the information?
Any personal information that you provide to us will only be used for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organizations.
Personal information provided by you and any other information relating to you, will be held by Westlake School of Business and may be used for its own marketing purposes, or occasionally shared with other organizations in the prevention of fraud.
Using the logging data, we analyze demographic and other statistical information about the user behavior to study the popularity and effectiveness of our site. In performing such analysis and in the course of our business we will only ever disclose such information in an aggregated form that is not capable of identifying an individual user.