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Research Participant privacy notice

In this Notice, “BU”, "we", "our" and "us" refers to Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation.  

As a result of your participation in our research, BU will hold your “personal data”, i.e. information in a form that identifies you as individual [often referred to as “data” in this Notice]. 

BU is the data controller of the information it collects and processes as described in this Notice.  This means that it has the core legal responsibility to safeguard the information and ensure it is processed lawfully.  The law is set out in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (called “GDPR”) and a new UK law, the Data Protection Act 2018. In particular BU must:

  • Take steps to ensure that the data it processes is accurate and up to date;
  • Give you clear information about its processing of your data, in one or more privacy notices like this one and the participant information sheet (referred to together in this section as a “Privacy Notice”);
  • Only process your data for specific purposes described to you in a Privacy Notice, and only share your data with third parties as provided for in a Privacy Notice; and
  • Keep your data secure.

Information about your data protection rights as a data subject is set out at the second section of this Notice.