Modern Slavery Statement

The Modern Slavery statement outlines standards to ensure that all employees are treated with respect and dignity, are working under their own free will, and are being properly compensated for their effort. Kaplan International is committed to the social and environmental responsibility and has zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and ensuring that we are not complicit in any human rights violations. Kaplan International supports and respects the principles proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and believes businesses should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Organisation's structure

We are a provider of educational and training in the Education sector. We are a part of the Kaplan Inc (Group) and our ultimate parent company is Graham Holdings Company has its head office in United States of America.

The Group has an annual turnover in excess of the statutory threshold.  

Our business

Our business is organised into the following three main business units:

Kaplan UK offers courses in a number of locations throughout the UK and provides professional on-site and bespoke training for many of the UK’s largest businesses. Programs include accountancy, vocational qualifications, and graduate degrees.

Kaplan International Colleges works in partnership with leading UK universities to provide international students with tailored university preparation courses, designed for students who wish to study for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the UK from all over the world.

Kaplan International English offers a wide range of English courses for students who want to study abroad in an English language School and preparing students for university entry in the UK.  

Our supply chains

Our supply chain includes student recruitment agents, IT suppliers, sub-contractors and consultants for education services and homestay and residence companies.  

We internally review our supply chain to evaluate risks and we conduct audits which review all aspects of the supply chain including but not limited to safety, human trafficking, child labour and other legal requirements [ in order to ensure compliance with our Supply Chain Policy].

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

There is to be no harsh or inhumane treatment, including any sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, slavery, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of workers, nor is there to be the threat of any such treatment.

We are committed to a workforce that is free of harassment and unlawful discrimination, including race, colour, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, past or recent military status or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we comply with our due diligence processes as outlined in the Graham Holdings Company Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Business Conduct and the Kaplan International Human Resources policy documentation.

We have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains in conducting background checks through World Check-One
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers and report unethical conduct.
  • Where possible we build long standing relationships with our supply chains nationally and internationally and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes

Supplier adherence to our values and ethics

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking to ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our ethics.

We have dedicated representatives that are aware of the requirements of Modern Slavery Act and the principles of human rights from the following departments:

  • Legal
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Human Resources

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff. Legal and Compliance teams have been briefed and Senior Management Teams.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Effective use of the Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure.
  • Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
  • Completion of audits conducted by internal and external auditors.
  • Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2016.


Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website's server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier as well as the site name. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ("first party cookies") or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing ("third party cookies").

How are cookies used?

Cookies do lots of different jobs, including letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences and generally improving your experience of a website. Most websites you visit will use cookies to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a "persistent cookie").

If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a visiting the website for the first time every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page the website won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based, for example, on your location and/or browsing habits.

Categories of cookies

The cookies used by our website, or that will be used in the future, are classified as follows:

  • Strictly necessary

  • Performance

  • Functionality

  • Targeting


Explanations of each category and the cookies that Kaplan Altior uses in each category are detailed next.

Strictly necessary

Some cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around the website and fully use its features. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as automatically signing in to protected areas or booking a course online.

 

Name of Cookie

Description

PHPSESSID

This is a temporary (session) cookie and is a randomly generated number. It is used to keep track of your order while booking a course on the Kaplan Altior website and to allow you to log in to the Learning Hub area. This cookie is essential for both to function and as such is not optional for visitors who wish to book courses online. We do not store any financial information in this cookie. This session is deleted when you close the browser.


Performance

Performance cookies can be used to help us provide you with a better user experience. Information supplied by these cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use the Kaplan Altior website so that we can improve how we present our content to you. They also allow us to test different design ideas for particular pages, such as the Kaplan Altior homepage. We generally contract with independent measurement and research companies to perform these services for us and when this is the case, these cookies may be set by a third party company (third party cookies).
 

Name of Cookie

Description

Google Analytics

Kaplan Altior website uses Google Analytics. This is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. User data is anonymous.

Opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

dotMailer

Kaplan Altior Limited website uses dotMailer open tracking cookie, which tracks email open rates, improves your email experience and also tracks the website activity initiated from hyperlinks within email marketing campaigns.

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ResponseTap

Kaplan Altior website uses ResponseTap cookies to show each visitor to our website a unique telephone number by which to call us. We use the information gathered to analyse and understand how people interact with our website.

For opt-out information, contact support@responsetap.com or visit ResponseTap.com 

Lead Forensics

NA

Functionality

Functionality cookies record information about choices you’ve made and allow us to tailor the website to you. For example, we may use cookies to save your location preference. Functionality cookies may also take the form of Flash cookies, which are stored in your Adobe Flash Player rather than on your web browser.

The Kaplan Altior website does not currently use any functionality cookies but as and when they are used, they will be identified in a list here.


Targeting

A certain amount of our advertising is tailored to the individual user. We use cookies to work out what advertising might be most relevant to you, based on the areas you look at on our sites and your IP address geo-location.

The Kaplan Altior website does not currently use any targeting cookies but as and when they are used, they will be identified in a list here.


Embedded content

To support our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Twitter and Wufoo. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Kaplan Altior does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information.


Sharing tools

You may also see embedded "share" buttons on the Kaplan Altior web pages; these enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Kaplan Altior does not control the dissemination of these cookies. Examples currently on our website include:

The Kaplan Altior website does not currently use any sharing cookies but as and when they are used, they will be identified in a list here.


What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set?

If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. To do this, please follow the instructions below which outline ’how to turn off cookies on your browser’. There are also instructions in each category of cookies above which give information on how to opt out of some individually, for example Google Analytics.

How to turn off cookies on your web browser for all websites?

All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.

Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types and instructions on how to turn off cookies for ALL sites, not just Kaplan Altior, are available on the aboutcookies.org website.


We recommend that if you do find the use of cookies intrusive that you follow the instructions on this website and turn them off for all websites, not just for Kaplan Altior.