Birmingham City University (hereafter referred to as ‘the University’) is committed to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our family of sites or communicating electronically with us. This University Privacy Notice applies to all University websites and provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you.
BCU is a ‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. We are required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.
For each visitor to the University website, our web server automatically logs the visitor’s activity. These log files include the details of the visitor’s IP address, browser type, page last visited and other such information. Log files are used to analyse usage of the University website, and may be kept in an aggregated and anonymised form for historical records. We use the analysis to improve the content of our website. The University does not share this information with any other organisation for commercial purposes.
At some sites, the University collects personal information, such as your email address, name, and information volunteered by the user, such as survey information and site registrations.
The University does not share the information collected through the website with any third parties, except research agencies or service providers, to assist with or carry out research and provide statistical information by means of, for example, conducting telephone surveys or delivering email, on the University’s behalf.
The University will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of the University and its group of websites and to protect the personal safety of users of the University, its websites, or the public.
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that organisation to recognise the user when you next visit.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the University websites you visit.
Further information about cookies may be found here.
The University reserves the right to amend this Privacy Notice. Any changes made to the Privacy Notice are posted on this page. The University encourages you to review this Privacy Notice periodically, to be informed of how the University manages the information collected when visiting our family of sites or communicating electronically with us.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how we use or handle your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer using the contact details in section 5 above.
If you are not content with how we handle your information, we would ask you to contact our Data Protection Officer to help you in the first instance. However, you do also have the right to complain directly to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Information about the Information Commissioner is available on their website.