Skip to main content

Privacy statement

We in the University of Warwick Centre for Student Careers & Skills recognise that your personal privacy is a serious and important issue and we support the principle of protecting your privacy in all your dealings with us.

By using our services you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy. Though the policy has been developed to take account of changes in the many different ways you may wish to use our services, it is subject to change and any such changes will only be notified on our web site.

The processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Access to the personal data we may hold about you

You can ask us by:

We will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you, but we will require proof of identity. We will allow you to challenge the data we hold about you and where appropriate you may have the data erased, rectified, amended or completed.

If you are a current student, you will be able to see all the data we hold on your interaction with the Centre for Student Careers & Skills by logging onto myAdvantage. This will include notes from any appointments, attendance at events and your occupational preferences.


Student manual records

When you use our one-to-one consultation services, your details will be retrieved from the Student Record System if you are a current student. This data will then be used in an anonymous form to generate management statistics such as usage by our Service of different student groups, but will also assist us to provide you with a responsive, effective service.

Before you use some of our services we may ask you to furnish us with more details about your education and employment background as well as information which might be regarded as sensitive, such as disability. The supplying of such information is voluntary but may help us to assist you better. Any notes made during your appointment will be made available for you to view online as part of the myAdvantage function.


Psychometric test results

The completed test forms and sign-up sheets may be kept for up to 3 years and then confidentially destroyed. Your test results may be forwarded to the test provider to assist them in building up norm tables but all personal data will be removed before any such submission.


Employer records

Any correspondence and visit reports which are kept, may be placed in the Employer files if they relate to public matters thought useful to students and others. These are "weeded" at least once every year. Confidential and routine correspondence is centrally filed and "weeded" after 3 years.

The information entered in our vacancies online database by recruiters must be considered to be in the Public Domain.


Use of the Centre for Student Careers & Skills web site

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of the Centre for Student Careers & Skills. We are based in the UK. Our principle activity is Careers Advice and Services.


Anonymous access

You can access our web site home page and browse some of our site without disclosing your personal data.

Our web pages may contain links to other third party web providers. We are not responsible for any information or opinions contained on those sites but would be keen to have your comments on any of these sites so linked.


Automatic collection of information

We automatically log personal data by means such as programming or we link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals. We do so for the following reasons:

  • Technical administration of the web site,
  • Research and development,
  • Customer administration.

We set cookies on your computer for authentication in some parts of the site. While you are visiting the site, information about your visit (for example the last page you viewed) is stored on the server. This allows us to provide you with better services. We use cookies for the following reasons:

  • Technical administration of the web site,
  • Research and development.

What we collect

In common with the vast majority of web sites, we record the IP addresses of all machines accessing our servers. In addition to this, there are parts of the site where you must fill in forms, for example in My Profile in order to receive vacancy information. We will also hold this data.


Who we will release your information to

We may pass on, if requested, your name and a list of events attended to your academic department.

If you sign up for a presentation, your name may, in some circumstances, be released to the employer giving the presentation, but your other details will not. Information entered in other areas of the site is not available to anyone other than yourself and the University of Warwick Centre for Student Careers & Skills.


University's students records system

We use the University's central student record system to store and retrieve information that you choose to give us about your destinations. We also collect information supplied by employers and course providers as part of our requirement to provide information to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. The data will be used for quality assurance purposes to provide a statistical analysis reflecting the graduate destination population. The Centre for Student Careers & Skills is responsible for maintaining this data and producing management information reports in anonymised form for both the Service and the University of Warwick. The data we collect is invaluable to the University in promoting courses, helping students to understand their career options and advocating for the value and talents of our graduates.

We also pull data from the Students Record System into the myAdvantage Contact Management System, for use within the Centre for Student Careers & Skills, to enable us to be more responsive to your needs.


Disclosure and visitor choice

We do not disclose your personal data to other organisations but may email or post information to you from ourselves or on behalf of other organisations. You have the right to opt out of these mailings. We may collect and use demographic and other statistical information about user behaviour to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of our website. In performing such analysis and in the course of our activities we will only disclose such information in an aggregated form that is not capable of identifying an individual user.


Surveys, user-groups, contests

We always aim to improve the services we offer. As a result we occasionally canvass our visitors using surveys or ask them to participate in user-groups. You are under no obligation to reply to these surveys or to participate in user groups, however we will treat the information you provide with the same high standards as other visitor information.


Photographs

Photographs and filming may be undertaken for publicity purposes both within the Centre for Student Careers & Skills and at events we organise, such as Careers fairs. If you do not wish to be photographed or wish to view any photographs of yourself, please contact a member of staff.


Confidentiality/Security

Education, Information and Guidance.