The University of Hull

Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Online privacy practices

Your right to privacy is important to us.

We are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from the internet and other products and services we may be able to market to you.

We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and ensure we comply with all protection the Act affords to you. Further information on the Act is available at http://www.ico.gov.uk/. We use the data protection padlock symbol below to show when we gather personal data from you. Look out for it on the site.

Reproduced courtesy of the Information Commissioner's Office and the National Consumer Council

2. Subscription

In some areas of our website, we ask you to provide information that will enable us to enhance your site visit or reply to you after your visit. This would include where you subscribe to our online newsletters or provide feedback to us through contact form or when you complete any online survey we may offer from time to time. When you do, so we ask you to give us your name, email address and other personal information that will be needed to supply the services to you. In relation to online newsletters you can ‘unsubscribe' at any time. We may use your personal data for future email mailings, support, notification of new products or new versions, general correspondence regarding the products and correspondence which may relate to you. If you would rather not receive future marketing emails from us please inform us by email. Such use is strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Every email from us comes with an easy to use unsubscribe instruction and you can be removed from our lists at any time, although this can take up to 30 days to effect. Your details will never be sent to any third party or group company of ours and we will only market to you the same kind of goods and services you purchased from us or made an enquiry to us about.

The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to support your relationship with us. We do not disclose or sell your information outside the University except if we sell the whole or part of our business.

3. Cookies

We do not use cookies (defined below) for collecting user information from the site and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the Web server and otherwise as described above.

Cookies

Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, email address and interests.

If cookies are used, how and what for?

4. Further information on data protection and personal privacy

For further information from us on data protection and privacy contact:

The Data Protection Officer, the University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX

Email

Information on the Data Protection Act 1998 is also on the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Use of this Site is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Warning

Our Site provides links to other sites. We are not responsible for their data protection policies. You should check their privacy policies if you are concerned.