Professional Development Centre Privacy Policy

Your Personal Information

The University of Lincoln collects personal information about you when you register to attend an event, course or contact us about one of our services. We use this information to keep you informed about professional development news, events and programmes which may interest you or other people in your organisation. This notice explains more about how we use your personal information.

We collect contact information about you when you register for an event, course, programme or meet us through a networking event, send us an email, or consult with one of our team. We collect your name, contact number, email, and job role/company position. We will keep a note of any changes you tell us about your contact details.

Keep your details up to date by contacting us at cpd@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 837488.

The College of Social Science is a College of the University of Lincoln. The Professional Development Centre operates as part of College of Social Science and its purpose is to provide education, short courses and programmes for professionals who require skills-based training educational - including organisations and individuals. Your information is held by the University of Lincoln.

We collect information about you to tell you about news, events and programmes related to the services offered to you and others in your organisation, as well as any related news from academic research and teaching programmes at the University. We will be relying on your consent as the legal basis for us to provide you with this information. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send. 

We use your information to send you notices about the course including course material, dates, invitations to events, reminders, etc. in order to deliver the course. If you consent, we will also use this information to tell you about other PDC programmes and events which may be of interest. You can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send. 

Those individuals from which we have received their data through interest previously expressed in our services, products and one to one contact with our team we will provide the option to unsubscribe for any future mailings. 

The University occasionally uses cookies and other technologies on its website that collect data about you when you use them. Where this occurs further information will be available in a cookies policy. The cookies policy for the University website can be found here: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/termsconditions.

Health Education England 

For those that enrol onto a Health Education England funded short course or programme, with your consent we will share your information to enable Health Education England to provide services and support to you. This information is: 

Full name Employer’s Name Course enrolled onto 

Sponsors and employers 

If you are being funded to undertake your course by a sponsor or an employer then the University may need to pass your personal data, for example in the form of an invoice, progress report or attendance report to that sponsor or employer, as part of your contract with your sponsor or employer. 

Company visits and field trips 

Where your course requires you to undertake a visit or attend an event off campus, with another organisation, it will be necessary for the University to share some of your information with that provider. 

In exceptional circumstances we may be asked to share your information with police or other investigators if it would prevent or detect crime or safeguard a person’s wellbeing. Each instance will be judged on its own merit and any sharing of information will be done within the law. How long we keep your information 

For the purposes of our news emails, we will keep your information on file until you tell us to unsubscribe. 

If you access additional University services these may keep a record of your contact and will provide you with details of how long they keep your information.

You have a number of rights relating to your personal information. These include: 

Access

You have the right to request a copy of any personal information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of any of your information please contact the Information Compliance team on the details below. The team will process your request within a month. 

Portability 

If you have provided information on the basis of your consent or for a contract then you can request a digital copy so you can send it to another organisation. To request a copy please contact the Information Compliance team on the details below. The team will process your request within a month. 

Correction

If any of the information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete then please let us know. You have the right to have your information corrected so that we hold accurate records about you. 

Erasure

This is also known as the right to be forgotten. You can request that your personal information is erased if it is no longer necessary for the University to keep it, or you withdraw consent that you have previously provided, or you object and there is no overriding grounds to keep it or if it is unlawful to continue to keep it. 

Restriction

You can request that the use of your personal information is limited to storage only and that we use it for no other purpose. This applies where you contest the accuracy of the personal information we hold, or our use of the information is unlawful, or we no longer need the information except in relation to legal claims, or you object to the use of your data and we need to verify whether or not our purpose for keeping it overrides the grounds of your objection. 

The Information Compliance team can be contacted by email on compliance@lincoln.ac.uk or by post at: Information Compliance, Secretariat, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS.

If you object to our use of your personal information then we must stop unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for continuing. Please contact cpd@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 837488 and explain your objection. 

If you have provided your consent for the use of your personal information then you can withdraw this consent at any time by contacting cpd@lincoln.ac.uk or 01522 837488. Alternatively, you can stop receiving our promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email we send.

For general enquiries please call 01522 837488 or write to University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS. You can find contact details for individual teams and staff by visiting http://staff.lincoln.ac.uk

If you have a query about your personal information rights then please contact the Information Compliance team by email on compliance@lincoln.ac.uk or by post at Information Compliance, Secretariat, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS.

If you feel that we have let you down in relation to your information rights then please contact the Information Compliance team by email on compliance@lincoln.ac.uk or by post at Information Compliance, Secretariat, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS. 

You can also make complaints directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the independent authority upholding information rights for the UK. Their website is ico.org.uk and their telephone helpline number is 0303 123 1113.