|Cookies & Privacy
The University of Ulster is committed to preserving your privacy. Please read the following information on cookies and privacy to understand how we use and protect the information obtained from those visiting and using our website.Information that we collect from you
We collect information about you:
We use your information:
We may contact you by post, telephone or fax as well as by e-mail and SMS. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future by any of these means then please let us know so that we may update our records.TopDisclosure of your information The University of Ulster recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our web site and except as set out in this policy or as required by law, your personal data will not be provided to any third party without your prior written consent. Your personal information may be disclosed to other businesses within the University, and to reputable third party contractors engaged by the University in order to perform a variety of functions such as processing orders, assisting with promotions or providing technical services for our websites. We require all third parties to fully comply with all applicable UK Data Protection and consumer legislation. Unless required or permitted to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
The University of Ulster reserves the right to engage with reputable third party contractors who operate outside the European Economic Area (EEA). All personal data / information will be transferred securely using adequate and appropriate protection to ensure compliance with the eight Data Protection Principles.TopSecurity of payment transactions
Any payment transactions undertaken on our website will be encrypted for your security. Some areas of our website use third-party software facilities for payment transactions such as Realex Payments. Please note that data storage on Realex Payments systems and the communication between Realex Payments and the worldwide banking networks is regularly audited by the banking authorities to ensure a secure transaction environment. This ensures that secure transactional processes we offer via Realex Payments adhere to global security and data protection standards.TopData Protection
The University of Ulster is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. We are committed to the eight Data Protection Principles contained within the Act. These principles represent best standards of practice with respect to the transmission, retention and disposal of personal data. All staff, students and others who process or use any personal data must comply with these Principles. These state that personal data must:
Our Data Protection Policy can be downloaded as a PDF.TopStorage of your information
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You must not share your username and password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the website. Ant transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use the strict procedures and security features embedded within our Data Protection Policy to try to protect against unauthorised access.TopIP addresses and cookies: The information we collect
We collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is collated to provide statistical data concerning browsing actions and patterns. It will never identify any individual. We use this information to inform our decision making regarding improvements to our website, for system administration and to report aggregate information to third parties where necessary.TopCookies and how to control and delete them
No information can ever be traced to an individual person, and the cookie only relates to activity on our websites. The information cannot be used for marketing on an individual basis.
Our cookies do not collect additional information about you and do not in any way compromise the security of your computer. For information on how to disable and delete cookies from your computer on a wide variety of browsers please visit All About Cookies. This site also provides more general information about cookies.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by University of Ulster websites this can be done through your browser settings. For information on how to remove cookies from the browser of your mobile phone please refer to your handset manual. If you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website.
The University of Ulster uses suppliers who also set cookies on the University's websites on our behalf in order to deliver the services that they provide. Further information about the cookies and how to opt-out is provided below.TopAnalytics, information services web applications, embedded content and sharing cookiesGoogle Analytics
Analytics cookies (provided by Google, Inc.) are used to allow the University of Ulster to understand which pages you are currently accessing on the website. It allows us to enhance your user experience by adding new features and functionality based on what you require from our site.
What if I opt out?
Further policy information: ISD Policies
Our Cookies – http://portal.ulster.ac.uk
Our Cookies – http://staffdev.ulster.ac.uk
Our Cookies – http://ssb.ulster.ac.uk
Our Cookies – http://blogs.ulster.ac.uk
Our Cookies – http://cms.ws.ulster.ac.uk
Our Cookies – http://wiki.ulster.ac.uk
Certain parts of the University of Ulster website carry embedded 'like' or 'share' buttons to enable users of the site to easily share pages with their friends through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. University of Ulster does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.TopShare This
Share This is a social sharing plugin. This is used to allow users to share an interesting article which has been found on the University of Ulster website.
What if I opt out?
Add This is a social sharing plugin. This is used to allow users to share an interesting article which has been found on the University of Ulster website.
What if I opt out?
Twitter has a widget which shows the most recent tweets on the University of Ulster website.
What if I opt out?
Facebook has a range of options which allow you to limit who can see your personal information; just taking a few minutes to change your settings should protect you from identity fraud or other unwanted attention.TopYouTube
The University of Ulster sometimes embeds content from websites such as YouTube within its sites. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, you may be presented with cookies from those websites. The University of Ulster does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Where video is used on the University of Ulster website, users are able to watch the video via the embedded flash based player.
What if I opt out?
Our website contains links to other websites. Cookies placed on your machine by these websites are out of the University’s control.TopHow to manage your cookies
To find out how to manage what cookies you allow, see your browser's help section below or your mobile phone manual.
We may amend this statement from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our website.TopThird Party Links
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to third party websites that we may link to.TopContact us
If you have any queries concerning privacy, your personal information or any questions regarding our use of the information then please contact [email protected].
Revised: 27 September 2012