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Dudley Students' Union Privacy Policy 

The privacy policies below are all directly linked and associated with Dudley Students' Union and fully explain how your private data is stored by us and our associated businesses.


If you have any questions regarding your personal data then please contact us with any queries.

Dudley Students' Union - Protecting your privacy and personal data

Privacy Policy

Effective date: September 09, 2018


Dudley Students' Union operates the website.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and the choices you have associated with that data.


We use your data to provide and improve the website. By using the website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Information Collection and Use


We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our website to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • Learner ID

  • Company

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Home Address

  • Cookies and Usage Data


Usage Data


We may also collect information how the website is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


Tracking & Cookies Data


We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information.


Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our website.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.


Examples of Cookies we use:


  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our website.

  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.


Use of Data


Dudley Students' Union uses the collected data for various purposes:


  • To provide and maintain the website

  • To notify you about changes to our website

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our website when you choose to do so

  • To provide customer care and support

  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the website

  • To monitor the usage of the website

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues


Transfer of Data


Dudley Students' Union will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.


Disclosure of Data


Legal Requirements


Dudley Students' Union may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Dudley Students' Union

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public

  • To protect against legal liability


Security of Data


The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Website Providers


We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our website ("Website Providers"), to provide the website on our behalf, to perform website-related services or to assist us in analysing how our website is used.


These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.




We may use third-party Website Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our website.

  • Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:


Links to Other Sites


Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.



We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites.

Under 18 Privacy


If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data and you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us. If you request for your childs' data to be taken off our website, then we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.


Changes to This Privacy Policy


We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.


We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.


You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


Contact Us


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:


Dudley Students' Union - Filming/Photography consent

Dudley College Students’ Union use photographs and digital film for a number of reasons. The main purpose is to celebrate the participation and success of students. Photographs and film are used for information and advertising purposes and may be used on display boards, plasma screens, on the college/Students’ Union website, in the college prospectus, on social media platforms, in the local media and a variety of other channels.

By ticking the Photography Consent box, you grant Dudley Students’ Union the right to use images resulting from photography/filming and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for any purpose in relation to Dudley Students’ Unions work including, without limitation, the right to use them as outlined above. You understand that Dudley College Students’ Union will keep all images/footage and use them for a period of no more than five years from the date images/footage was taken. You understand that you do not own the copyright or have any rights of ownership or other claim over the images. You agree that the images may be identified with my name, the course you studied and what my career or further study options were as a result of the course.

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