The Union Privacy Notice

September 2017

The Union, Manchester Metropolitan University takes your privacy seriously. Your rights are protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 and The Union is fully committed to ensuring that you have the full protection afforded by legislation.

The Union’s Data Protection Policy governs how it collects and handles all information from any source. That includes the sharing arrangement that we have in place with the University and any personal information collected over the Internet via this website.

Every student enrolled at Manchester Metropolitan University is automatically a member of The Union. We process personal information so that we can provide a range of services to our members. This includes maintaining an up to date record of our membership; providing and organising activities for union members; promoting our services; and supporting and managing our employees.

The Union is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office and you can find out more by reviewing The Union’s ICO public record.

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 cafe. 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. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

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.