Privacy/Cookies policy

This Privacy Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website(s), how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it confidential and secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By using our website(s), you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to dp@aub.ac.uk

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website(s) and online forms, for example, when you contact us about products and services or browse our pages.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • process an information or prospectus request that you have submitted;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • notify you of changes to our services;
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will only hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will never sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will never share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the forms on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post, email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent.

You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: dp@aub.ac.uk

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is extremely important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other personal information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: dp@aub.ac.uk

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information that Arts University Bournemouth hold about you. Please email dp@aub.ac.uk for further information.

Compliance and Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information and data.

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated confidentially and securely. Any sensitive information sent online is encrypted and maintained securely. A lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer to indicate a secure page.

Non-sensitive details such as details in an email are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, our websites use cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and maintained on your device to allow a website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full Cookies Policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website(s) may contain links to other third party websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website(s)‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website(s).

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site. 

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in March 2018.