Privacy Policy 2017-09-18T11:55:30+00:00

Privacy Policy

Welcome to (the Website).

UCL Business PLC (we/our/us) understands that privacy is very important to you and we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) contains certain rules designed to protect your privacy. We are a data controller for the purposes of the Act and so our data processing activities must comply with the Act at all times. This policy, together with our Rules of Website Use and any other documents referred to in it, sets out the basis on which we will process any personal information we hold about you.

Personal information means any information that we hold, or are likely to hold, relating to an identified or identifiable living individual. In practice, this means personal information we hold about users of our Website.

  1. Information we may collect about you

From time to time, we may collect and process certain “non-sensitive” personal information about you. For example, we may collect details of your visit to our Website, including the length of time you spend browsing certain pages of our Website. You may also volunteer certain “non-sensitive” personal information about you, for example, by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. By continuing to use our Website, you accept and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy in relation to the processing of your “non-sensitive” personal data.

In the course of using our Website, you may volunteer certain “sensitive” personal information about you. For example, you may give us information relating to your health when you submit a copy of the Equal Opportunities Classification Form found on our Website. You do not have to upload “sensitive” personal information about you to our Website. If you do so, we will treat that information as confidential information and it will be handled strictly in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We will ask for your consent before processing any “sensitive” personal data belonging to you.

We may process the following types of “non-sensitive” personal information about you:

  • your name;
  • address;
  • e-mail address;
  • phone number;
  • date of birth;
  • sex;
  • nationality;
  • education;
  • employment history.

We may also process the following types of “sensitive” personal information about you:

  • race;
  • ethnicity;
  • health and wellbeing (including details of any disability, impairment or medical condition which you may have).

You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personal information that you submit to us. If you do not want us to use your personal information as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not use our Website. You can update any personal information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed in paragraph 11 below.

If at any time you wish to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data, you can contact us either via the Website or using the contact details in paragraph 11.

  1. How we use your personal information

We collect and process your personal information in order to:

  • notify you about changes to our Website;
  • help us better understand the needs and interests of the visitors to our Website and to improve our Website’s functionality;
  • administer our Website and for internal operations;
  • manage our internal recruitment processes;
  • enable us to monitor the implementation and impact of our equal opportunities policy;
  • send you periodic news alerts and newsletters, where you have subscribed for that.
  1. Who we share your information with

We may disclose your personal information to the following third parties:

  • our suppliers who assist us by hosting and managing data uploaded to our Website.
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Website.

We may also disclose your personal information to third parties if required or permitted by law and/or in order to enforce or apply our Rules of Website Use.

We will hold your personal information only for as long as is necessary. You must inform us of any changes to your personal information so that we can keep it up to date.

  1. Where we store your personal information

All personal information we hold about you is stored on our secure servers based in the United Kingdom. We will not transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share this password with anyone. If you fail to keep your password confidential and this leads to a breach of security, we cannot be held accountable for the loss of any personal information or confidential information belonging to you.

We do our best to protect your personal information but unfortunately the transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee secure transmission of your information to our Website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we are in receipt of your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people.

  1. Cookies

Our Website uses cookies to improve your experience of our Website. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them please see our Cookie Policy.

  1. Links to other websites

From time to time, our Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Please note that if you follow one of these links you will leave our Website and this policy will no longer apply. We are not responsible for the protection of any information which you may disclose whilst visiting such third party websites.

  1. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, you will be asked to give your consent to the revised terms. In order to do so, we may contact you through the Website or by way of email or text and we will post a revised version of this Privacy Policy on the Website.

  1. Your rights

You have the right to access the information we hold about you. Any access request will be subject to an administration fee of 10 pounds sterling to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

  1. Governing law

This Privacy Policy and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law. The courts of England will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, our Website.

  1. Contact

If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about this Privacy Policy, please contact:

Director of Legal Affairs
UCL Business PLC
The Network Building
97 Tottenham Court Road

Thank you for visiting our Website. UCL Business PLC is registered in England with registered number 02776963 and our registered office is located at The Network Building, 97 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4TP.