Privacy notice for www.ulster.ac.uk

Ulster.ac.uk (www.ulster.ac.uk) is provided by Ulster University.

The Office of the University Secretary is the data controller for ulster.ac.uk (www.ulster.ac.uk). A data controller determines how and why personal data is processed.

What data we collect

The personal data we collect from you may include the following:

Third party cookies

We use third party cookies, including Google Analytics, to collect information about how you use Ulster.ac.uk. This includes IP addresses. The data is anonymised before being used for analytics processing.

This includes anonymised information about:

We do not store your personal information through analytics information (for example your name or address).

We will not identify you through analytics information, and we will not combine analytics information with other data sets in a way that would identify who you are.

We continuously test and monitor our data protection controls to make sure they’re effective and to detect any weaknesses.


Why we need your data

We collect information to see how you use the site and our digital services.

We do this to help:

We also collect data in order to:


Our legal basis for processing your data

The legal basis for processing personal data in relation to site security is our legitimate interests, and the legitimate interests of our users, in ensuring the security and integrity of ulster.ac.uk.

The legal basis for processing anonymised cookies data such as data for Google Analytics is your consent.

The legal basis for processing all other personal data is that it’s necessary:


What we do with your data

The data we collect may be shared with other agencies and public bodies. It may also be shared with our technology suppliers, for example our student software providers and customer record management systems.

We will not:

We only allow 3rd parties to handle your data if we are satisfied they have taken appropriate measures to protect your data.  We also impose contractual obligations to ensure they protect your personal data.

We will share your data if we are required to do so by law - for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.


How long we keep your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as:


Children’s privacy protection

Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger.

We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.


Where your data is processed and stored

We design, build and run our systems to make sure that your data is as safe as possible at all stages, both while it’s processed and when it’s stored.

All personal data is stored in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Data collected by cookies and Google Analytics may be transferred outside the EEA for processing.


How we protect your data and keep it secure

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure.

We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data - for example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption.

We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.


Your rights

You have the right to request:

You can also:

If you have any of these requests, get in contact with our Data Protection Officer.


Links to other websites

Ulster.ac.uk contains links to other websites.

This privacy notice only applies to ulster.ac.uk.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to ulster.ac.uk from another website

If you come to ulster.ac.uk from another website, we may receive personal information from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.


Contact us or make a complaint

Contact the Data Protection Officer if you:

The data protection officer can be contacted at gpdr@ulster.ac.uk

Get more information on our GDPR policies.

The Data Protection Officer provides independent advice and monitoring of our use of personal information.

You can also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator.

Ulster University’s registration number is Z6533200.


Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy.

In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, Ulster University will take reasonable steps to let you know.

Last update on 25 April 2021.