The processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act). Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement and the Act.
Any requests by individuals for access to information held about them by BU should be made in writing to the Information Officer, Legal Services, Bournemouth University, Melbury House, 1-3 Oxford Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8ES. The fee for access to information is £10 and this should be submitted with the request.
BU may change this policy by updating this page. This policy is effective from 26 May 2012.
What information do we collect?
In order to use the main BU website, you are not currently required to register or provide any personal information about yourself. Any personal information collected from visits to our website is purely on a voluntary basis, however by supplying this information you are consenting to the University keeping it for a reasonable period of time and using it for the purposes set out below.
On the occasions that we do ask you to provide some limited information to participate in services such as registration, applications or event bookings, this information may include your name, title, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number, email address, dietary requirements, as well as qualifications or further information requested specifically for an event. It may be stored manually or electronically by BU.
When you use the BU website it automatically issues your computer with a small piece of code known as a cookie. This cookie enables the web page to be displayed correctly. This information enables us to manage and improve services on this website - this cookie does not however contain any personal identifying information.
When you view our website, our webservers build logs of activity which contain information about your location in the world and your computers IP address.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers which asks permission from your browser to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and allow us to distinguish you from other users of the site. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences and allows us to improve our site.
Cookies we use:
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Removing and disabling cookies
If you do not wish to accept cookies on your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. You should be aware however, that if you choose to decline cookies, certain functions or features on our website may not work correctly.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie. On our website, these cookies do not contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.
To find out more about how to manage cookies through your chosen browser go to: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/
What we do with the information we gather?
Any personal information that we gather will only be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and used for the purpose stated at the time we request the information. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
We may use the logging data to analyse demographic and other statistical information to conduct an analysis of the popularity and effectiveness of the BU website. In conducting such analysis we will only ever disclose information in the aggregate form so as not to identify individual users.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible and we will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect or incomplete.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
You should be aware that when you email BU the possibility exists, however minimal, that unauthorised individuals maybe able to intercept your message. We recommend as a result you should not use unsecure forms and email to send personal data, such as financial information to BU.
You should be aware of the following:
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Please contact us if you have questions about our privacy statement at firstname.lastname@example.org.