Data protection notice

At Pearson College London, we know that you care about how your personal information is used, and we appreciate that you trust us to do so carefully and sensibly. 

Pearson College London is responsible for the personal data it collects and holds and, under data protection legislation, we have a duty to inform you of the different ways in which your data is used, what information we hold and how, why we collect it and our legal basis for doing so, whether we share that data with anyone else and your rights in relation to your personal data. 

This Policy sets out how PCL processes the personal data, including data passed to us by third parties, of the following: 

  • Prospective students, including enquirers and applicants. This covers the period up to enrolment. 
  • Current students. This means students who are enrolling and those currently registered with PCL. 
  • Alumni. This means students who have completed a programme of study, including short courses, with PCL. 

In addition to the information set out in this Policy, you may be provided with further information about the processing of your personal data when you engage with specific services or activities with us, and you may be asked to provide consent to such processing. 

Pearson College Limited is registered with the Independent Commissioner’s Office under registration number Z3188453.  

This Privacy notice was last updated in July 2020. 

What is personal data? 

Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. This could be information that identifies an individual on its own, such as a name or identifying photograph, or it could be information used in combination with other information to identify someone, such as a date of birth or nationality.  

How long will you store my information? 

We will only keep your information for as long as we need it to fulfil our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 

Your data protection rights 

Under data protection law, you have rights including: 

Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.  

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.  

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.  

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.  

Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances. 

Further information on your rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website. You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. 

Who can I contact with questions? 

If you have any concerns or questions about our use of your personal information, you can contact us by writing to: 

Contracts and Compliance Manager 
Pearson College London 
190 High Holborn 
London WC1V 7BH 

You can also email us at: 

If we are unable to address your query or concerns to your satisfaction, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office: 

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office 

Wycliffe House 

Water Lane 



SK9 5AF 

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113 

ICO website: