The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 provides individuals with a number of rights in relation to their personal data. There are eight individual rights, which concern:
The right to be informed
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
Individual Rights requests are usually free of charge and need to be responded to within one calendar month. A longer period and charge may be incurred if a request is particularly complex.
Requests should be made to our Data Protection office: firstname.lastname@example.org. We may need to ask for additional information in order to process a request.
Accessing your information
Individuals have the right to access and receive a copy of their personal data, and other supplementary information. This is commonly referred to as a subject access request (SAR).
If you would like to make a request for a copy of the data held about you, you can submit a subject access request by any of the following methods:
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The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
From time to time we use the Crazy Egg service to help us improve the visitor experience and performance of our website. Crazy Egg provides graphical, video and text analysis of visitor behaviour on a website. It tracks where visitors click and allows us to fine-tune the layout and design of our web pages.
We use Google DoubleClick, an advertising platform that target advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.
Captify’s core technology is a proprietary Semantic Engine and DMP that comprehends and activates over billions of natural language searches per month. Captify’s technology stack is focussed on extracting the value from consumer search behaviours, whether it be for planning, identifying high-value audiences for media activations, or for insights and measurement.
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.
We place 3rd party cookies to improve our advertising, such as targeting advertising based on what’s relevant to a user, to improve reporting on campaign performance, and to avoid showing ads the user has already seen.
Collects information sent to Quantcast from browsers, and reads/writes cookies. This information is used by Quantcast to create and/or improve models for campaigns; provide campaign performance reports.
The Facebook pixel collects data that helps us track conversions from Facebook ads, optimize ads, build targeted audiences for future ads, and remarket to people who have already taken some kind of action on our website.
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We have a Records Management Policy and Data Retention Schedule which outline how long we will retain your personal data for. The Schedule sets out the minimum amount of time that we need to keep records for. The recommendations set out here have been produced in consultation with the relevant departments and JISC, who provide guidance and retention schedules for information held in higher and further education institutions.