Privacy notice

Data Protection Privacy Notice for the London Uni Connect website

What is this privacy notice about?

This privacy notice explains how Kingston University (“we”, “our”, “us”) collects, uses and shares your personal data (information) and your rights in relation to this data. The notice relates to our processing of personal data of website visitors and others (“you”, “your”) who visit, contact or submit information to Kingston University through this website.

This privacy notice answers the following questions:

Kingston University is the data controller of your personal data and is subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. As such, we are listed on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) register of fee payers.

You can find a copy of the University’s Data Protection Policy online along with copies of our other relevant information regulations. We may update this privacy notice periodically and if we do we will publish this on our website.

What is the role of London Uni Connect website?

London Uni Connect is a partnership of three networks (Linking London, Aimhigher London and AccessHE), led by the lead institution Kingston University. We are part of the national Uni Connect programme (formerly NCOP), funded by the Office for Students. Phase one of the programme commenced in 2017, bringing together 29 partnerships of universities, colleges and other local partners to deliver outreach programmes to young people in years 9 to 13. The 2021/22 academic year marks the start of phase three of the Uni Connect programme.

The London Uni Connect partnership works with schools, sixth forms and Further Education colleges across London to increase awareness amongst young Londoners of the opportunities available in higher education, and to support them to make informed decisions about their futures.  We do this in the following ways: 

  • We offer guidance for teachers and advisers on the outreach activity available in their local area 
  • We help schools to access outreach activity that suits their specific needs 
  • We bring together the various local partners involved in HE outreach in London and in that way help to foster greater collaboration   

The London Uni Connect website provides information for learners, parents, teachers, staff and our partners. 

How do we collect your information?

Information provided by you

We do not collect any personal data provided by you on this website. However, if you contact us using the contact details provided on this website any information you provide us will be processed in line with our research project data management plan. 

Information that is collected automatically

In addition the following information is received and stored by our web servers:

  • details of your IP address;
  • browser type and operating system;
  • the web pages you visited.

This data is known as web server logs. We use this information strictly to analyse how our website is used by our visitors and we may archive this information in an anonymous form for statistical purposes. 

The cookies we use

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Google Analytics
  _ga _gat _gid
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited. _ga Google cookie used to distinguish users. Expires after 2 years. gid Google cookie used to distinguish users. Expires after 24 hours. _gat Used for Google Tag Manager. Expires after 1 minute.
wordfence_verifiedHuman wfvt_[#]
A Wordfence security plug-in used to protect the Site against malicious attacks. Information about your general geographic location (used to remember your time zone, for example). These are known as session cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.
Cookie Consent
Hides or shows cookie message policy message. Expires after 1 year.
Survey popup
Controls the repeat display of the survey popup. Expires after 1 month.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit About Cookies or All About Cookies

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

What legal basis do we have for processing your information?

For information collected via cookies or information you send to us we rely upon you consent.

Who will we share your information with?

The London Uni Connect partnership and other organisations

Please note that any information we collect about you (as detailed above) will not be shared with our partners. This includes partners within the London Uni Connect or external to this. We will not share information collected via cookies or information you send to us unless you agree to this. For example, you may send us information relating to our research which will be processed in line with our research data management plan.

Information about page and website visits (e.g. page counts, time spent on pages) will be aggregated and used for reporting purposes only and shared with our partners within the London Uni Connect and with other external organisations (e.g. the office for students).

Information transferred overseas

Some of the information we process about you (e.g. IP address) may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the United Kingdom and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). These processes include where the data is processed by our staff, contractors or suppliers who are based outside the EEA or who use storage facilities outside the EEA. 

In these circumstances, your information will only be transferred on one of the following bases: 

  • where the transfer is subject to one or more of the “appropriate safeguards” for international transfers prescribed by applicable law (for example, standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission);
  • a European Commission decision provides that the country or territory to which the transfer is made ensures an adequate level of data protection;
  • there exists another situation where the transfer is permitted under applicable law.

For how long do we keep your information?

Please refer to the section about cookie above, for more detail about how long individual cookies will retain information.

What are your rights?

Under the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act you have the following rights:

  • to access from us the personal data we hold about you;
  • to require us to correct the personal data we hold about you if it is incorrect;
  • to require us to erase your personal data;
  • to require us to restrict our data processing activities (and, where our processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent, without affecting the lawfulness of our processing based on consent before its withdrawal);
  • to receive your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to transmit that data to another controller;
  • to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to any of our particular processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on your rights;
  • to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on you.

Please note that the above rights are not absolute and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply.

If you have given your consent and you wish to withdraw it, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the contact details set out below. Please note that where our processing of your personal data relies on your consent and where you then withdraw that consent, we may not be able to provide all or some aspects of our services to you.

Who can you contact about your information?

If you wish to request access to the personal data we hold about you please use the Subject Access Request Form available online. For any other queries about this privacy notice or how we process your personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer by email: or by post: Data Protection Officer, Vice Chancellor’s Office, River House, 53–57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1LQ.

If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner.

You can find out more about your rights under data protection legislation from the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

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