PR Place privacy and cookie policy

Privacy policy

PR Academy manages data as required by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and we have worked hard to make sure we are compliant. This website privacy policy describes how PR Academy Ltd protects and makes use of the information you give us. PR Academy owns and runs PR Place. PR Academy’s privacy policy can be read here.

If you are asked to provide information, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

PR Place is our online community for our students, alumni and practitioners. If you elect to join when you enrol on a course we will send you regular email updates about content that we have added to the site. These updates may also contain information about PR Academy courses.

PR Place is free. We set it up to build a community and share thoughtful pieces on PR and communication.

You can also join via – becoming a member in this way allows you to download resources as well as receive updates. When you do, we collect your name and email address.

We use Mailchimp to manage our membership and distribution lists for – you can opt out at any time. If you opt out, we keep a record of that in Mailchimp to ensure we don’t contact you in future. (However, please note that if you are a current or recent past student of PR Academy, we may still message you via the online learning centre or email in connection with your studies.)

If you comment on a story we use Disqus for this. Make sure you are happy with their terms and conditions before you use it:

The site is managed and hosted by Innovation Digital

We gather information about how people use, please see the section on Cookies below.

Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
  • Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
  • Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please note that doing this may affect how our websites function. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our websites will issue cookies when you visit it.

Controlling information about you

If you have a query or a complaint:

  • Send an email to
  • Write to us at: PR Academy, The Business Terrace, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent UK, ME15 6JQ

PR Academy Director Ann Pilkington is the point of contact for everything to do with data.

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to. (Please note for PR Academy students of CIPR courses we are required to pass some information to the CIPR. Further details in the PR Academy privacy policy.)

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act. Our policy is to hold as little data as possible in as few places as possible and to always ensure that wherever it is held, it is secure. We are fussy about the systems suppliers that we work with because we want to ensure that they take their responsibilities about data seriously too.

To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards. All our systems are cloud based and password protected. We don’t store any data on hard drives. Our day to day business systems are provided and managed by SADS.

You can contact us to ask what data we hold and also to have your data removed in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside our domains. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

  • This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.
  • This website privacy policy was updated on 30 April 2018


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