Privacy Statement

This outlines in plain language how we use your data and look after it for you. For full details on our data protection processes please see our data protection policy to find out more.

Data we process

If you are a student of Lancaster University your details will automatically be held by Lancaster University Students’ Union in its membership database, unless you have opted in of Union membership. The details held are those you gave Lancaster University upon registration.

Why we process it

At Lancaster University Students’ Union we collect different types of information about our users for the following main reasons to:

  • To provide an interactive website that provides information that you’re most interested in.
  • Facilities the activity of the groups, sport clubs and colleges that you’re a member of.
  • To provide event ticketing facilities for groups.
  • Enable you to vote in elections
  • Improve the opportunities we offer by understanding which students engage in our activities.
  • Send you regular mailings of events, activities and offers provided by us.

Access to your data

We take the security of your information very seriously. You can change your subscription settings at any point by logging onto the website and editing your account settings in your profile.

We make sure that your data is only accessed for legitimate purposes by people who are facilitating your student experience.

In addition if you join a club, group or society your basic information such as name, email and date of birth will be made available to the group administrators. Next of kin details may also be provided if you are asked for this as part of the registration process.

Anonymised demographic information of the group’s membership will be used to improve activity but will not identify any individual.

We will not share any individual user details (including your email address) to any third party without your consent.