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Privacy notice

This privacy policy explains how The Academy for PhD Training in Statistics (APTS) uses any personal information we collect about you when you or your institution provide it to us. APTS is a collaboration between major UK statistics research groups to organise training courses for first-year PhD students in statistics and applied probability nationally. It is managed by the University of Warwick.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when your institution registers you with us to attend one or more APTS courses. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete forms on this website. The information we ask for at registration includes your name, affiliation, e-mail address, year and mode of study, gender, PhD supervisor’s e-mail address, discipline and topic of your research, and the APTS courses you are attending.

How will we use the information about you?

The legal basis for us processing your personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of your contract with your institution to attend the APTS training programme. To achieve this, we need information about you in order to allocate places on APTS courses, to manage attendance at APTS courses, to communicate with you about APTS, to conduct surveys about your experience attending APTS, and to certify your attendance at APTS courses. We may share this information with host institutions of APTS courses for the purposes of event management, for example to reserve accommodation. Typically, host institutions are universities in the United Kingdom. We may also share information – in aggregate form only – for the information of APTS stakeholders (sending institutions, member institutions, the APTS Advisory Committee and APTS Executive Committee, and module leaders). We ask for gender information to pass to host institutions who may make use of single-sex accommodation; we otherwise use gender, along with mode of study, in aggregate form only for statistical purposes.

Your personal data will not be transferred outside of the EEA, will be kept securely by the University of Warwick, and will be retained for a period of four years following the academic year in which the APTS courses you attended took place. APTS will not share your information for marketing purposes.

Your rights relating to your information

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email our Data Protection Officer at the address given below.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. You can do this by emailing our Data Protection Officer at the address given below.

The University of Warwick is the Data Controller of your information and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with Data Protection Legislation. Please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office’s webpages for further information in relation to your rights and the University’s Data Protection webpages for further information about how the University processes your personal data. The University’s Data Protection Officer, A Bajaj, can be contacted through infocompliance at warwick dot ac dot uk and any requests or complaints should be made in writing to the University’s Data Protection Officer.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 23 August 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions:
by email: admin at apts dot ac dot uk,
or write to us at: APTS Programme Manager, Dept of Statistics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL.