Identity and contact details of the Data Controller
Swansea University is the Data Controller and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Contact details of the Data Protection Officer
Swansea University has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you get in touch via the contact form on our ‘Contact Us’ page, your submitted message will go to our mail server and will not be stored anywhere else. Your name and email address will be used to respond to your message but not for any other purpose.
Cookies and analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie to track usage and interaction with our website and compile reports for us. We have enabled a setting that anonymises IP addresses, so that your full IP address is never stored.
Examples of information we collect through Google Analytics:
- Operating system
- Session length
We do not collect information on age, gender, or interests.
Embedded content from third party sites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the third party website.
How your information will be used
If you contact us via our contact form then the name and email address you provide will be used to respond to your message and not for any other purpose.
The information gathered by Google Analytics will be used to improve your website experience and optimise website traffic.
What is our legal basis for processing this information?
We will only use this information once you have given explicit consent to processing by accepting the cookie consent.
Managing your privacy
You can block or remove cookies in your browser. Removing cookies will log you out of an existing session. Find out how to block and manage cookies at All About Cookies.
You can use the “incognito” or “private browsing” mode in your web browser to restrict the type of cookies that are set and how they are used to track. This creates a fresh session and you will look like a new user unconnected to other sites, for example social media sites will see you as a signed out user (unless you explicitly login to them) and Google Analytics will see you as a new visitor.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information.
How long we retain your information
If you contact us using the contact form, we will use the name and email address you provide to respond. Once the issue has been resolved, we will delete your name and email address from our system.
Google Analytics will automatically delete any data collected from this site that is older than 14 months on a monthly basis.
What are your rights?
You have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, to restrict and to port your personal information. Please visit the University Data Protection webpages for further information in relation to your rights.
Any requests or objections should be made in writing to the University Data Protection Officer:
University Compliance Officer (FOI/DP)