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Additional sharing of your data with third parties

BU Privacy Notice: Fundraising & Alumni Relations

This section explains when and why we share your data with third party organisations for their purposes, where this is not covered in section 4.

To facilitate the Graduate Outcomes Survey

We provide your name, course details and contact information to the organisation which acts on behalf of HESA to carry out the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

This is a survey about job/career outcomes for higher education graduates. After you leave BU you may be contacted and asked questions as part of this survey.

We provide this information for a task in the public interest, or for legitimate interests, and for research and statistical purposes.

For information about the data provided to HESA and the way it is processed by HESA and other third parties, please see the HESA Collection (privacy) notice for students:

If you are contacted for the purpose of the Graduate Outcomes Survey, you will be given further privacy information at this point.

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  • Necessary for legitimate interests
  • Necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest
  • Necessary for research or statistical purposes.

Non-routine data sharing in exceptional circumstances

We will share personal data with emergency services where this is necessary to safeguard your position or that of other individuals. 

We will also share personal data with the police or other organisations with responsibility for investigating potential crimes such as fraud (e.g. local authority or HMRC fraud investigation teams) where satisfied that this is necessary for the prevention or detection of crime, the apprehension or prosecution of offenders or the assessment or collection of tax or duty.

This may include sharing special category data such as health information.  

Depending on the nature of the situation which has arisen, sharing with the emergency services could include sharing information with the police, National Health Service organisations and the Fire Service.

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  • Disclosure is necessary to protect your vital interests, i.e. where you are at clear risk of harm, or to protect the vital interests of others e.g. if they are at risk of harm from your actions. We will only share special category data on this basis if it is not possible for us to obtain a valid consent from you to the disclosure.
  •  Where the police have told us, and we are satisfied that this is the case, that sharing your data with them is necessary for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime.
  •  Disclosure is necessary for the purposes of protecting you or others from risk of harm, or for prevention/detection of crime: these are purposes in the substantial public interest.

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