Abertay University is your data controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’): Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 1HG Tel: +44 (0)1382 308000. The Data Protection Officer is
Abertay University collects information for different purposes as outlined below:
Anonymous data for the analysis and tracking of our website
Like most modern websites, our server automatically logs the activity of visitors. It provides usage information that shows us how they interact with the site such as web pages viewed, time spent on the site, videos or links clicked on, navigation path and use of the search box.
We collect data including the visitor's IP address, browser type, operating system versions, device type (mobile, tablet, PC), referring page (which site the visitor came from to ours).
Personal data for marketing or resolving a query
This includes visitors to the website that complete a webform, contact us with an enquiry or interact with us at an event such as a UCAS fair. We typically collect: name, email address, where they are from (Scotland; England, Wales or Northern Ireland, EU; International), which of the University courses they may be interested in studying and the year they intend to start university.
Information from social media channels
We collect your social media username, if you interact with us through those channels, to help us respond to your questions or comments.
Personal information from school and college professionals
Through the course of their job, Abertay outreach staff may collect personal data from teachers and those in a career guidance role, such as title, name, work email address, together with subjects and year stage of pupils taught and the name and contact details of the institution.
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Analyse and track website performance: Cookies such as Google Analytics help us to monitor and produce measurable statistics on the performance of the website. Knowing among other things which website pages are most and least popular, which devices visitors are using to view content and page download speeds, allows us to continuously improve the site.
To make our digital advertising more relevant: We use tracking cookies for social media platforms on our website such as for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These allow us to provide more tailored and relevant digital advertising, and remarketing campaigns to previous visitors to our site as they browse the internet. This is based on their marketing consent, or acceptance of cookies on our website.
To provide relevant marketing communications
We use your personal data to provide you with tailored marketing information. This may be by post, email, SMS or telephone and may include:
We will only send you marketing emails or contact you via preference selections you’ve expressly agreed to. We may personalise content based upon information you’ve provided. Should you change your mind after having opted in for marketing activity, you can update your preferences or unsubscribe in any direct marketing email.
To update school and college professionals
Abertay outreach staff may keep teachers and careers guidance staff up to date with developments and events of interest to their students, such as subject taster events held at the University, student competitions and invites to the Digital Graduate Show.
Where you have submitted an enquiry or registered for a Student Recruitment Event your personal data will be processed in terms of Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR as it is necessary for the performance of a contract (i.e. our responsibility to provide you with the information requested or administer your attendance at an event you have registered for)
Where you have given permission for us to contact you about further events or services your data will be processed under your consent as per Article 6(1) (a) of the GDPR.
You have the right to withdraw consent for marketing communication at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to request access to, copies of, and rectification or erasure of personal data held by the University and can request that we restrict processing or object to processing as well as the right to notification of this; to data portability (i.e. the right to ask us to put your data into a format that it can be transferred easily to a different organisation, subject to conditions).
If we have asked for your consent in order to process your personal data you can withdraw this consent in whole or part at any time. We will explain the consequences of doing so in any particular case if you contact us to withdraw consent.
The University strives to ensure that all personal data remain current and accurate. If you would like a copy of any the personal data about you held by the University, you can request this (contact details below). If you become aware of any incorrect personal data held by the University, you have the right to request it is rectified. There are some areas where the University relies upon you to inform it of any changes to your personal data.
If you would like to exercise any of your rights above or if you have any questions, please
contact the University’s Data Protection Officer (“DPO”):
Data Protection Officer
Dundee DD1 1HG
Tel: 01382 308000 email: email@example.com
You will not have to pay a fee to exercise any of your rights. However, the University may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances. You are also entitled to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) (www.ico.org.uk) about any concerns about the way the University has handled your personal data. The University would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
If you withdraw your consent to receive marketing communication, we retain your anonymised instruction for audit purposes, after which your information will be securely and permanently erased.
Please contact the University in the first instance if you have any issues with the use of your personal data. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
Any changes to this Privacy Notice will be updated on our website.
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 01625 545745
Produced: May 2018