Privacy statement for University of Wolverhampton website

The University of Wolverhampton recognises that personal privacy is an important issue, and we support the protection of internet privacy as required by UK legislation.

This page explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the University of Wolverhampton?s website and how this information will be used. Please note that although Wolverhampton's website provides links to other websites, this policy only applies to the University's web pages (i.e. those containing wlv.ac.uk).

1. General

Personal information is neither captured nor stored through the University of Wolverhampton website without the prior consent of users. Where we ask you for some personal information (eg. if you fill in an online form to give us feedback, or ask us to send you some information, etc.), we will tell you what we intend to do with the information you've given us. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.

We maintain logs of our web servers' activity. These log files include the IP address of every computer used to access the University of Wolverhampton website, and we use them to help us analyse usage of the University of Wolverhampton website.

2. Signing in

Some parts of the University of Wolverhampton website require authentication with a username and/or password. We store information about the pages visited by logged-in users for statistical analysis purposes, but we don't monitor individual usage patterns. Logs containing the date and time of all logins and the identity of the user are kept and may be used for system diagnostic or problem solving purposes, but not for tracking or monitoring purposes.

3. Credit card payments

It is possible to make credit card payments to the University of Wolverhampton through our website. The third party providers are all PCI-DSS compliant and maintain their own privacy policies.

4. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

It is also important to point out that in certain circumstances the University may be obliged to disclose information or undertake more detailed monitoring under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.