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Privacy and Cookie Policy for website www.bradford.ac.uk

Revision date: 5 August 2014

This privacy policy sets out how University of Bradford uses and protects any information that you give the University of Bradford when you use this website.

University of Bradford is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. 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 Data Protection Act.

University of Bradford may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2012 to comply with the EU Cookie Law which comes into effect on 26 May 2012. See the Information Commissioners Office website for full details (external link).

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests

Further information is available from our Data Protection pages.

Security

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.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We sometimes use a cookie to remember colour preferences on the website, which can be set so that it is easier to read for people with visual impairments.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

We also use some cookies provided by third parties, namely YouTube and AddThis (the social media sharing tool that we use on some of our web pages). Further information about the cookies we use is below as is information about how to change your own browser settings to opt out of cookies being placed on your computer.

Cookies are safe and secure

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages users as a whole find useful and which they do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information.

Accept or Decline Cookies

You can 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. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

For further information about deleting and controlling cookies see AboutCookies.org

For details of how to control your cookies through your own browser settings visit the Information Commissioner’s Office Advice for Members of the Public web page: http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_the_public/topic_specific_guides/online/cookies.aspx

The cookies we use

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Google Analytics

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 Google Analytics uses cookies to define user sessions, as well as to provide a number of key features in the Google Analytics reports.

See the Cookies and Google Analytics web page for full details.

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 To enable numbers of shares to be registered.

See the AddThis Privacy Policy for full details.

 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. 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 and cookie statement. You should exercise caution and look at the statements and policies applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, or other hard copy form, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at web-team@bradford.ac.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. 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.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Data Protection Officer
University of Bradford
Bradford
BD7 1DP

Third-party access

Your personal data may be forwarded to third parties in connection with the purposes outlined elsewhere in this statement, to be used on behalf of the University of Bradford. These organisations will only use your personal on behlalf of the University of Bradford, in accordance with their own Data Protection or Privacy policies and the terms of agreement with the University of Bradford. Organisations currently carrying out work on behalf of the University include 11Ten and Hobsons.

Bulk emails

From time to time we email our alumni, and others who have signalled their willingness to hear from us, with details of new courses or forthcoming events, news about the University, and related information. Some bulk emails are sent via technologies that allow us to track which subscribers have read them. To be removed from a list of subscribers, or to stop receiving any communications from us, please email alumni@bradford.ac.uk or use the link an an email that has been sent to you