Our policy can be summarised in one sentence: we will not share any individual user details (including your email address) to any third party without your consent.
At the University of Manchester Students’ Union we collect different types of information about our members and website users for the following main reasons:
We have a data sharing agreement with the University which allows us to automatically collect information about students when they register with the University. This information includes names, gender, dates of birth, student email addresses, course details, demographics and residence. We use this data solely for the purposes of providing our services to students. We may collect additional information from you when registering with some of our services, for example next-of-kin information.
When visiting our website we will automatically collect basic information about you provided to us by your web browser. Information collected includes your IP address (from which we can identify your Internet Service Provider and location), the page you are visiting, the web browser and operating system you are using, the date and time you accessed our website and the web address of the website that linked you to our website.
In addition to the above, we use the Google Analytics service, and various third-party advertising providers on this website. These services will collect additional information about you, such as the pages you visit, the capabilities of your device and the time you spend on the website. We will use the information provided by Google Analytics to help us maintain this website, to ensure the website is working properly, and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.
We will not normally collect any sensitive personal information from you, and in any event, will request your express consent to do so.
You have control over who is able to access specific items of information. Your information will not be visible to anyone else using this site. Your information will be visible to Union staff responsible for administering membership and this website for the purposes of providing our services and resolving account issues. Should you join an activity group your details and next-of-kin details will be made available to the group committee.Visitor information collected by Google Analytics may be used by Google for the purposes of enhancing their products and providing you with personalised services. You can opt out of Google Analytics collecting information about you on this website and other websites by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Extension. [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/]
We may also disclose personal information about you to comply with applicable laws and when requested to do so by law enforcement agencies or government bodies.
Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a Library or Internet Café.
You as an individual are responsible for the security of, and access to, your own computer.Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet that this information can be collected and used by others.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your usernames, passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the Internet.
Our pages may contain links to other websites, and you should be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices on other websites.