We are committed to the protection of the personal data of students, employees, suppliers and other individuals whom we might hold information about.
UPSU recognises the General Data Protection Regulations and the Privacy of Electronic Communications Regulations as the primary statutory responsibilities relating to data handling and processing. To this end every individual employee, student role, member, or contractor handling data collected or administered by the UPSU must take responsibility and due consideration for its appropriate use in line with this policy and the declared processing activities. The specific arrangements for handling, processing and administering data can be found on our privacy statement
Freedom of Information Act
The Students’ Union, although a representative body for students at a publicly funded institution, is not itself a public body. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOI Act”) only applies to public bodies. Any FOI requests which come into the Students’ Union should be forwarded to the Data Protection Officer for review and response – the standard response is that the FOI Act does not apply to the Students’ Union and therefore the information will not be provided.
View the University of Plymouth and University of Plymouth Students' Union Data Sharing Agreement
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know by contacting the Data Protection Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org