Data Protection

West Highland College UHI is committed to ensuring that the processing of personal data is only undertaken in the legitimate operation of the College’s business.

The College collects and uses information (data) about its staff, students and other individuals and bodies that it has contact with, and aims to follow the 8 principles outlined within the Data Protection Act 1998.  We will not sell your data to any 3rd party for marketing purposes.

Principles of the Data Protection Act 1998

Personal information must:

  • be fairly and lawfully processed
  • be processed for limited purposes
  • be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • be accurate and up to date
  • not be kept for longer than is necessary
  • be processed in line with the date subjects’ rights
  • be secure
  • not be transferred to other countries without adequate protection

West Highland College UHI is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and a copy of our registration can be viewed at www.ico.org.uk.

Individuals have a right under the Act to make a request in writing for a copy of the information that an organisation holds about them on computer or in some manual filing systems.  This is called a 'subject access request'.

If you wish to make a subject access request, we will need some information from you to confirm your identity and may ask you to complete the subject access request form and apply in writing to:

Data Controller
West Highland College UHI
Carmichael Way
Fort William
PH33 6FF

Or by email, contact data.controller.whc@uhi.ac.uk or by telephone on 01397 874000.

You must specify which records or information you would like a copy of and any relevant dates that apply. Please note if your request is not specific enough you may be asked to supply further information to help identify the records that you want. You may also be asked for proof of your identity.