Privacy Policy

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you when you visit the University of Sheffield website (www.sheffield.ac.uk).

This information is used to improve the content of our web pages, to customise the content and/or layout of our page. We never sell, rent or share any of the information we collect by this method (except anonymous aggregate information) with any third party, except when required to do so to comply with legal or statutory obligations.

Manual collection of information

On certain web pages, you may be asked to provide your name, e-mail address or other personal information (for example, when requesting a prospectus or brochure). This information may be used for market research purposes.

If you contact us by e-mail to request information, report a problem or provide feedback on our services we will only use the information you provide (including your e-mail address) to respond to your message. We do not share this information in any way.

Automated collection of information

Our web server automatically collects standard information, including your IP address, browser type, operating system and access times.

We may use cookies to monitor visitor traffic and to customise web page content based on your browser type, IP address or other anonymous information. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server; cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

The link below contains information about the University’s use of cookies and gives information on how you can opt out.

Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics to analyze how users use the site. The link below contains information about Google Analytics and gives information on how you can opt out.

Google Analytics - Safeguarding your data

Future developments

From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes on this page.

If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check this page periodically. We will only use data collected from the time of the policy change onwards for these new purposes.

Security

We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you. These security measures include the necessary protection to prevent, as far as possible, access to our databases by parties other than The University of Sheffield.

Access to information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information The University of Sheffield holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests). Upon such a request we will provide you with access to all the information we maintain about you subject to the conditions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Please request this service by writing to us at the address below.

Feedback

If you feel this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at dataprotection@sheffield.ac.uk or write to University Data Protection Officer, Corporate Information & Computing Services, 10-12 Brunswick Street, Sheffield, S10 2FN