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1. Online privacy practices
Your right to privacy is important to us.
We are keen to strike a fair balance between your personal
privacy and ensuring you obtain full value from the internet and
other products and services we may be able to market to you.
We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and
ensure we comply with all protection the Act affords to you.
Further information on the Act is available at http://www.ico.gov.uk/. We use the
data protection padlock symbol below to show when we gather
personal data from you. Look out for it on the site.
Reproduced courtesy of the Information Commissioner's Office and
the National Consumer Council
In some areas of our website, we ask you to provide information
that will enable us to enhance your site visit or reply to you
after your visit. This would include where you subscribe to our
online newsletters or provide feedback to us through contact form
or when you complete any online survey we may offer from time to
time. When you do, so we ask you to give us your name, email
address and other personal information that will be needed to
supply the services to you. In relation to online newsletters you
can ‘unsubscribe' at any time. We may use your personal data for
future email mailings, support, notification of new products or new
versions, general correspondence regarding the products and
correspondence which may relate to you. If you would rather not
receive future marketing emails from us please inform us by
email. Such use is strictly in
accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and
Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Every
email from us comes with an easy to use unsubscribe instruction and
you can be removed from our lists at any time, although this can
take up to 30 days to effect. Your details will never be sent to
any third party or group company of ours and we will only market to
you the same kind of goods and services you purchased from us or
made an enquiry to us about.
The information you provide will be kept confidential and will
be used only to support your relationship with us. We do not
disclose or sell your information outside the University except if
we sell the whole or part of our business.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your
hard drive to allow the University of Hull to recognise you when
you visit. They can remember your preferences by gathering and
storing information. They do not identify you as an individual
user, just the computer used. Cookies cannot be used to run
programs or create viruses on your computer. It does not give the
University access to your computer.
Why do we use them?
experience of our websites. For example we use Google Analytics to
enable us to identify which pages you find useful and which you do
not. This allows us to improve our navigation so you can find
things easier in future.
If you don’t want to receive cookies
If you would prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our
site, you can set your browser so that it will not download cookies
onto your computer. Doing so will still allow you to navigate
through the majority of our site but possibly not all of it. If you
wish to register on a password protected area of our website you
will need to allow “per-session” cookies. These are temporarily
used while you are visiting the site but deleted when you close
your browser or log out.
To find out more information about cookies, visit:
parts of our site, or to enable you to log in to online
resources. This might include blogs, portals, forums, or
protected content. The information is stored to enable you to
use these resources, and to remember your log in details between
sessions. If you clear your cookies, you may need to login to
these parts of the website each time you visit.
The University has a relationship with Hobsons Plc (Hobsons),
any URLs beginning with
hosted by Hobsons as part of this relationship:
A list of the Cookies used by Hobsons for the processing of
information on these pages can be found here.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service
provided by Google, Inc.. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which
are text files placed on your computer. Google Analytics allows the
university to look at how visitors are using the site with the aim
of improving visitor’s experience.
5. Further information on data protection and personal
For further information from us on data protection and privacy
The Data Protection Officer,
The University of Hull,
Information on the Data Protection Act 1998 is also on the
Information Commissioner's website at http://www.ico.gov.uk/.
Use of this Site is subject to our Terms and
Our Site provides links to other sites. We are not responsible
for their data protection policies. You should check their privacy
policies if you are concerned.