Privacy Policy

Overview

This privacy notice outlines how we will use and store and use any personal information you may choose to provide while using this site.

We built this site to provide useful information to potential students looking to study at UK universities. Providing useful, up-to-date information is our Legitimate Business Interest and we process a range of data to help support this Interest.

This privacy notice applies to all our website users whether registered or not, including people responding to surveys, competitions and writing reviews.

Keeping your information safe and private is very important to us and all our services are designed with privacy and security in mind.

Collecting and using personal data

You can browse and use our websites without providing any personal information. However, you may choose to provide us with personal information in order to gain more tailored services, receive to updates by e-mail, to provide reviews and feedback or to enter competitions.

Details of why we collect personal information is displayed clearly next to the field used to enter the data.

We also collect some technical information while you use our website. For example, information on the type of browser you use and your IP address. This information is used to maintain and monitor the performance of the website and ensure it provides useful content and good value to its visitors.

Geographical data

As with all websites, your IP address is sent to us each time a webpage is viewed. We may also use geo-location information provided by your browser or device to provide location-specific content. Your IP address and location information is stored anonymously, and not associated with any other personal details. You can stop sharing this information by changing your browser settings.

Storing your data

The personal data you provide is stored in a secure environment (currently MailChimp). MailChimp is a trusted company which employs a range of technology and procedures, including encryption, to ensure that this data is secure.

We will retain your details securely on this system for as long as you are subscribed to our newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time and your details will be automatically and safety erased from the system.

Should you provide personal details in relation to a competition only they will be deleted from the system as soon as the competition ends and winner/s announced, unless you are subscribed to our newsletter database, in which case they will be retained as long as you remain subscribed.

Your rights under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Users of our services have the following rights under GDPR regulations:

The right to review and update your data

You can update the information we store on your behalf by updating your details on the MailChimp system (by logging on or clicking the link within your welcome e-mail). Or by e-mailing us at admin@uni4u.co.uk.

The right to be informed

You have the right to be informed why and how we collect your personal data, how we will use this information, who we share it with, what are the security measures we take to protect this information and what are you are your individual rights. These details are as publicised in this privacy notice.

The right of access

You have the right to access the information we hold for you.

The right to rectification

You have the right for inaccurate or incomplete data we hold to be updated.

The right to erasure 

You have the right to have your information permanently and safely removed from our system.

The right to restrict processing

You have the right to restrict processing when you have exercised one of the above rights and it may take some time to process that request. For example: when you contact us to update your details you have the right to request restriction until your details are updated.

Right to withdraw consent

For the processing activities where we have asked you for consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any point by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any email we send you.

The right to object

You can object to the processing of your personal data at any point. There may be instances where we may not be able to fulfil those requests, but we will provide you with explanation when replying back to you.

Sharing your data with partners

We work with range of organisations that promote or provide content for our website. Whilst anonymised data or data derived from cookies may be available to such organisations, we do not pass on any personal details to such third parties.

In the future, if all or part of the uni4u business is acquired by another organisation we may share the personal data we hold with the parties involved.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover links to any external websites and you should therefore check any privacy statements external websites as appropriate.

Changes this Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to make changes to our privacy statement as appropriate to our business needs and this page will be updated accordingly.  We will email subscribers to inform them of any significant changes to our policies. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time and their personal details will be erased from our system.

Further questions

If you have any question regarding your personal data, please contact us on admin@uni4u.co.uk

If you feel we have been intrusive to your privacy or misused your data you have the right to raise this with the ICO https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/raising-concerns/

Whilst their is no age restriction on the use of this site, users should be aged of 13 years or above in order to create an account or provide personal information to us e.g. for the purposes of newsletter subscriptions. If you are under 16 years of age and want to register for our services you must obtain consent from a parent or guardian and you are encouraged to discuss this privacy policy with them.

What personal data do we collect?

The following items of personal data may collected, with the agreement of users, in order to provide an enhanced service:

  •   First name
  •   Last name
  •   Email
  •   Postcode and postal address
  •   School/College (optional)
  •   Nationality (optional)
  •   Expected year of entry to university (optional)

Users may choose to share further details with us at various times e.g. when engaging in surveys. Details of specific data requests will be provided along with survey requests.

If you use or connect to our website through a 3rd party platform, you allow us to access and / or collect certain information from that 3rd party platform profile.

Website Terms of Use

UNI4U is based at 300 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes. We can be contacted at that address or our general e-mail address: admin@uni4u.co.uk.

These terms of use and our Privacy Policy as amended by us from time to time govern all use of our website www.uni4u.co.uk and any related applications, (including any reviews, ratings and comments made on the website).

By using this website, related applications or any other services we provide you are agreeing to these terms whether you are a visitor to the site or a registered user. Your continued use of our services indicates that you agree to our terms and privacy policy.

1. Registration/Password

Although portions of our website may be visited by any visitor, you may need to register as a Member on our website to access the entire site (including submitting ratings and reviews). Registration on our website is free.

We recommend that you should be 16 or over to register as a Member. However, you may register if you are at least 13 years of age and you comply with section 3 below. Anyone under 13 years of age should not register with us.

You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any other time will be true, accurate, up to date and complete. We reserve the right to terminate your membership and access to our services if we learn that you have provided false or misleading information.

If you register as a Member you will be asked to create a username and password. You agree not to divulge your password to any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and will be fully responsible for all liabilities arising in connection with your password’s use (or misuse), whether such use or misuse is with or without your knowledge or approval.

We have the absolute discretion to cancel your username/password at any time if we suspect you have broken our terms of use or your account is being used by an unauthorised person.

2. Your use of our Services

For the purposes of these terms, “Content” refers to all data, text, logos, artwork, software, documents, images, photographs and other materials you may upload to or download from our website including information about yourself, reviews, information about institutions or courses.

You must ensure that any Content that you submit to our website:

  • does not infringe any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights (“Intellectual Property Rights” means registered and / or unregistered copyright, database rights, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual and proprietary rights of whatever nature, and all applications for such rights, anywhere in the world)
  • does not breach any applicable law;
  • is not defamatory, profane, sexually or racially offensive or discriminating, harassing, threatening, obscene, pornographic, false, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable in our opinion;

You agree that you will not use our website:

  • for commercial purposes or to obtain financial gain without our prior written consent;
  •  to send junk mail, ‘spam’ or bulk communications of any kind;
  • to advertise a company, product or service or any educational establishment except under any advertisement terms agreed with UNI4U;
  • in a way, that might reasonably be expected to cause another person’s computer systems and/or their communications network to be interrupted, damaged or rendered less efficient;
  • to obtain personal information from our Users (including Members);
  • to attempt to impersonate another User; or
  • to harass, threaten or intimidate any User.

You will be responsible for logging out from your registered account at the end of each session on our website.

If you are aware of anything on our website which appears to infringe these terms, you agree to contact us immediately.

Content posted by Users

Whilst this website is monitored regularly, UNI4U does not accept responsibility for any Content posted by users of this website. 

If you believe that any Content is defamatory, profane, sexually or racially offensive or discriminating, harassing, threatening, obscene, pornographic, false, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable, or infringes intellectual property or other legal rights please notify us immediately. We will investigate each matter notified to us and will act in our sole discretion.

If you post Content which is found to be in breach of these terms, we reserve the right to deactivate your username and password to prevent you from further access to our website as a Member.

Intellectual Property Rights

All Content contained generated by UNI4U is protected by Intellectual Property Rights that either belong to or are licensed to us.

You may view, print, download or temporarily store such Content for your personal, non-commercial reference without alteration, addition or deletion. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer such Content. You acknowledge that you will not acquire any Intellectual Property Rights by downloading or otherwise using any such Content.

By submitting Content to  UNI4U you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and communicate to the public such Content; and

Our Rights

 We have the right in our absolute discretion to alter, edit, remove, suspend or refuse any Content without notice, if we consider that the Content is objectionable or violates these terms or for any other reason.

We may preserve or disclose the Content and your personal details as well as any Content to any third party if such disclosure is necessary:

  • (a) for the purpose of maintaining our website;
  • (b) by law; or
  • (c) to respond to claims that our website infringes or restricts the right of any party.

We may suspend or terminate your access to our website at any time if you breach any of these terms.

Warranties

We do not guarantee the accuracy, relevancy or completeness of any information in or provided on or from our Services. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Our Services are provided for the general information.

Your use and participation in our website and services are solely at your own risk. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from our website shall create any warranty not expressly made in these terms or imposed by law.

We make no warranty that our Services will meet your requirements, or that access to our Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor do we make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of our Services.

Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) AND FOR ANY REASON.

EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, GOODWILL, REVENUE IN EACH CASE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISE IN THE NORMAL COURSE OF EVENTS OR WHETHER WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) AND FOR ANY REASON.

NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL OPERATE TO EXCLUDE OR RESTRICT OUR LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE.

Territory Statement

If you access or use the Content of this website from a jurisdiction where such access or use would be contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations of any governmental authority or regulatory organisation you will be held entirely responsible for any such breach.

Assignment

We may assign our rights and obligations under these terms and upon such assignment we shall be relieved of any further obligation under these terms. You are not permitted to assign your rights and obligations under these terms.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and any dispute shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Competitions and prize draws

 

From time to time UNI4U will launch and administer competitions or prize  draws. Terms and conditions of any such competitions or prize draws will be published alongside the competition or prize draw.

Last update 1st December 2018