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Durham University

Information Governance

Data Protection

Durham University processes information about individuals with whom we have dealings, for our own administrative purposes and to comply with our legal obligations. This includes personal data concerning current, prospective and former employees, students, suppliers, research partners and others in order to carry out our function as a university. We detail our processing within our Data Protection Policy. Durham University is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with appropriate UK and European legislation. This includes:

Individuals have a number of rights granted under data protection legislation, as described above.

If you would like to exercise your rights, you should refer to the relevant Privacy Notice, which will explain to you how to do so. Direct communications from the University may also provide additional details and opportunities to exercise your rights, such as unsubscribe features within emails which support the right to object.

If you would like to make a request in relation to one of the above Individual Rights, you should then complete the Individual Rights Application form. To ensure that someone doesn’t request us to erase your data illegally, we ask for proof of your identity. Acceptable proof of identification shall be a copy of an official document containing photographic identification, e.g. passport or driving licence.

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for advising the University on compliance with Data Protection legislation and monitoring its performance against it. If you have any concerns regarding the way in which the University is processing your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer:

Jennifer Sewel, University Secretary, Telephone: (0191 33) 46144, E-mail: university.secretary@durham.ac.uk