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The University of Sunderland is registered as a data controller with the Office of the Information Commissioner, details of this registration can be found by clicking here. From the 25th May 2018 your data will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

The University collects and holds personal data relating to its students for a variety of purposes, for further details on the way in which we process your personal data, including the legal basis for doing so, please see our Student Privacy Notice:

The University may process special category personal data about you, such as details about your mental or physical health and/or disability, information concerning ethnicity, domicile, religious or political opinions and/or sexuality. In limited circumstances the University may also disclose this special category personal data to third parties, where there is a legitimate need or obligation, during or after your study.

The University undertakes to maintain student data in secure conditions and to process and disclose data only within the terms of its Student Privacy Notice.

The University’s Data Protection Officer should be contacted if students have any specific questions. Please note that the University is reliant on students for much of the data it holds: as such it is your responsibility to help the University keep records up to date by notifying any alterations to student addresses, personal details, or course enrolments.

The University complies with the requirements of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Guidance on Data Protection issues can be found in the Data Protection Policy.

Under the GDPR individuals have a number of rights in relation to how the University handles their personal information, details on the rights you have can be found in the Student Privacy Notice. To discuss any objections, concerns, to obtain a copy of the current personal information held about you or to exercise any other rights that you have under GDPR, please contact the University’s Data Protection Officer at the following address:

The Data Protection Officer
University of Sunderland
Room 208 St Peters Gate
Charles Street

Or send an email to: dataprotection@sunderland.ac.uk