How does this privacy notice relate to other privacy notices?

This privacy notice explains how we use your data in relation to your attendance at our summer school at the University. Occasionally you may be asked if you would like to stay in touch with us and consent for your personal details to be retained and used to communicate with you (in accordance with your stated preferences). The processing of your personal data for this type of further communication is covered in our Email Subscribers Privacy Notice.

What personal data will be processed?

Falmouth University will process the personal information you provide to us when you submit your application to the University to create a core application record. This will be the case whether you submit your application directly to us, and this will include;

  1. Your personal details, such as your name, home address and other contact details, age and date of birth, gender, nationality, country of birth, emergency contact details, and passport number
  2. Information about your area of study and level of English
  3. Declaration of any medical conditions or learning needs that we should be aware of and accommodate
  4. Dietary information  
  5. If you are an international applicant, details about your visa status
  6. Your expected or awarded qualifications

The School or department within the University in which you have applied to study may also keep records about your application, including:

  1. Details of any selection procedures you've been a part of
  2. Any interactions between you and academic staff on your chosen programme of study
  3. Attendance at workshops
  4. General correspondence and administration in relation to your application

We may also need to process some data about you that is classed as 'special category' or sensitive personal data. This data includes data about your ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or health/disability data. We only use this information to offer you support or reasonable adjustments and for statistical, research and monitoring purposes. Access to, and the sharing of, your special category personal data is controlled very carefully.

Information about you is created, stored and transmitted securely in a variety of paper and electronic formats, including databases. Only those staff who need access for the purpose of administering the admissions process and allocating accommodation will be able to access your personal data.

The personal data we process will be:

  • The information you provide in the form to apply for the summer school or by other means such as in an email or over the telephone: your title, name, and full postal, email or telephone contact details
  • Any other details specifically provided through our forms, eg. dietary needs
  • Records of communications sent to you by the University or that we receive from you in relation to the summer school you will attend/have attended

Why are you processing this personal data

The University will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To reserve a place for you at the summer school you desire to attend
  • To provide you with information about the summer school for which you have registered, that includes updates, and possible changes, cancellation or similar information
  • To provide you with information about accessibility, transportation, parking, etc. that may impact on your attendance
  • To fulfil and monitor our legal responsibilities, for example, under public safety legislation
  • In accordance with your preferences, to communicate with you about other events, news, and opportunities at the University
  • To fulfil and monitor our legal responsibilities, for example, under equalities, immigration and public safety legislation

What is your legal basis for this processing?

We ask for your consent to process your personal data for the purposes set out above, and you can withdraw your consent at any time, except as set out below.

When we use your data we do so on the basis that this is necessary:

  • In the public interest
  • For scientific or historical research or statistical purposes
  • For the purposes of the University's legitimate business interests (for example, in order to manage and develop its business)

We will only process your Special Category data (sensitive information about you, for example any allergies or other dietary requirements) with your explicit consent or if it is necessary:

  • For the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
  • Very occasionally, when it is needed to protect your or another person's vital interests and you are not capable of giving your consent (for example, in an emergency)
  • Archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes

Will any data be shared with a third party?

Your information will be used throughout the University with only those staff who need to process your personal data for the purposes set out above.

Your personal data is shared as is necessary, on a considered and confidential basis, with several external organisations which assist with processing your information. Where this is the case, we will have formal agreements in place with any third party organisation and they will be acting in accordance with our instructions and will not process your data for any other purposes other than what we have asked them to do. Sometimes your personal data is processed by these organisations outside the European Economic Area (usually because they use cloud systems provided by companies such as Microsoft or Google). If this is the case then we always ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data.

It is also sometimes necessary for us to share personal data with third parties as follows:

  • Third parties engaged by the University to provide supporter and fundraising related services – we share biographical, contact and education details, professional details, volunteering and philanthropic details
  • Event venue providers – names and accessibility and assistance requirements and related information
  • The Charity Commission – for compliance with charity law
  • The Office for Students - as our principal regulator for charity law purposes
  • HMRC - as required for Gift Aid purposes
  • Occasionally and when necessary, internal and external auditors or regulators
  • The Department for Education (DfE) - if we should add this under 'Relevant Government Departments'
  • Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) - if we should add this under 'Relevant Higher Education bodies'
  • The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) - if we should add this under 'Relevant Higher Education bodies'
  • Their current school, academy or college - if we should add this under 'Relevant Higher Education bodies'

We will never share your personal data with external organisations for marketing their products or services. We do not sell your personal data and never will, to anyone, under any circumstances.

How long is my personal data kept by the University?

The information you provide when you applied will be kept for 3 years after the summer school has occurred. The name of your home institution will be recorded and referenced for as long as the summer school programme is being operated by the university for future cycles.

If you consent to stay in touch with us, essential information to communicate with you will be kept until you withdraw your consent or unsubscribe to specific communication as explained in the Email Subscribers Privacy Notice