Privacy and Cookies Notice

This privacy notice sets out how Lancaster University uses and protects any information that you give when you use our application.

Lancaster University is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

Lancaster University may change this notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This notice is effective from 26th May 2012.

1. What we do with the information we gather

This information helps us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • Other purposes which are advised at the point of collection, and in compliance with our Data Controller registration with the Information Commissioner's Office

2. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. Appropriate security measures are in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information collected from you, including measures to prevent, as far as possible, access to University databases by parties other than Lancaster University.

3. Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A fee of £10 will be payable to contribute to the associated administrative costs. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please visit https://gap.lancs.ac.uk/dataprotection/subjectaccess/ or write to:

The Compliance Team
Secretariat
University House
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YW

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us at compliance@lancs.ac.uk as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.