Terms and conditions

Welcome to our blog. If you continue to browse and use this blog you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the terms and conditions of use, which together with our Terms and Conditions govern the Universities UK relationship with you in relation to this blog.

1. Introduction

Your privacy is important to us. Universities UK (UUK) is committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to us and to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this privacy statement is to assist you in understanding how UUK uses personal information collected via this blog. By submitting your personal information to this website, you are confirming that you have read and understood UUK’s privacy statement and that we may use your personal information described in it. UUK reserves the right to modify or update this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Any modifications will apply to all information collected by UUK, including previously collected information.

2. Commenting on the blog

We encourage you to leave a comment on the blog. Our policy is to moderate these before publication. We will endeavor to act on any comments within 48 hours. Inappropriate comments will be removed.

3. The information we collect

You do not have to provide any personal information in order to browse this blog or submit a comment to it. We ask for an email address so that we can contact you about your comment if required. We will not use your email address for any other purpose.

In addition to your personal information, when you use our website, we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your Internet service provider and pages visited on the site.

UUK obtains this information by using technologies, including cookies, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our website and to better tailor our website to your needs. For example, we may want to know how long the average visitor spends on our website or which pages get the most attention. Information such as this will only be used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally.

3. How your information is used

We collect information on our website visitors for a variety of purposes:

To reply to your enquiries more efficiently through the services we provide.

We also use information in aggregate form (i.e., your individual details cannot be identified) to audit usage of the site

Any personal information provided through to us by you, will be stored so that we can provide you with a more personalised service. We will only use this data to identify you.

Information that you supply in connection with the provision of a product or service or a job application will be treated in confidence and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act

4. How we share information with third parties.

Universities UK does not sell or pass on your personal information to others.

5. Use of cookies

When you visit our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “Cookie” or similar file and can help us in many ways. For example, Cookies allow us to tailor a website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

6. Your rights

You have the right to ask us at any time not to contact you, or to change your preferred methods of contact for marketing purposes.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.

7. Protection of your personal data

We are committed to keeping your information as secure as is physically possible by us. We also use additional methods to secure sensitive information about your activities with us. Every employee that works for UUK has to follow a strict confidentiality procedure and privacy standard.

8. Links

This website contains links to other websites which are not controlled by Universities UK. This Privacy Policy applies only to http://blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk

9. Withdrawing your permission

You may, at any time, withdraw your permission for Universities UK to use your personal information for the purposes of sending you information about products or services by writing to Jeremy Holmes, Chief Operating Officer, Universities UK, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ.