Privacy Policy

Any information you provide about yourself to University of Salford Students’ Union will only be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy, detailed below.

This Privacy Policy outlines the kinds of personal information we collect, how we use personal information, who we share it with and your rights regarding the personal information you provide to us. Please note, this Privacy Policy does not apply to websites or services operated by third parties.

Our Principles

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 Salford Students’ Union we collect different types of information about our users for the following main reasons:

  1. To provide an interactive, personalised web site
  2. To provide membership facilities for activity groups and sport clubs
  3. To provide booking facilities for events
  4. To provide voting facilities to members for elections run by the University of Salford Students' Union
  5. To provide a security mechanism whereby we can restrict content to certain groups of users
  6. To enable the purchase and delivery of goods through our online shop
  7. To analyse and improve the services we offer
  8. To allow us to send you marketing communications about content, products, events and promotions by us and third parties that you might be interested in, should you opt-in

What information do we collect?

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 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, Disqus comments 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. In addition these service providers may use a cookie to track your visits between other websites using the same services. 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 collect information on our users through our registration process. The data sharing agreement we have with the University allows some fields to be prepopulated with your details, including your date of birth, university email address and course details.

We will not normally collect any sensitive personal information from you, and in any event, will request your express consent to do so.

Who will have access to your information?

You have control over who is able to access specific items of information. Your information will not be visible to anyone else using the site. Your information will be visible to Union staff responsible for administering the website for the purposes of 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.

Visitor information collected by our advertising partners may be used to track your visits between websites for the purpose of showing personalised, targeted advertising. You can opt-out of online advertising agencies, including our partners, collecting information about you at the Network Advertising Initiative's Consumer Opt-Out page.

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.

What else you should know about privacy

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 and 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.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and all changes will be posted here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new Privacy Policy.