The UK Data Protection Act (1998) came into effect on 1 March 2000. The Act enhances the rights of the individual data subject in relation to the processing of personal data in an electronic or a paper form. It also lays out a series of basic principles that must govern the actions of data controllers and processors when handling personal data.
The Data Protection Act has required us to think carefully about the way in which we handle data such as postal addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. When alumni provide the University with personal data they have expectations about how that data will or will not be used. At Stirling we want to ensure that we do not use personal data for purposes that alumni would not reasonably expect. In the interests of openness we have formulated the following policy statement:
All alumni data is securely held in Development & External Affairs at Stirling. It is treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the benefit of the University of Stirling and its members. Data is available to our academic and administrative departments, recognised alumni groups and contacts, sports and other clubs associated with the University, and to agents contracted by the University for particular alumni-related projects. Data is used for a range of alumni activities including the sending of publications, the promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, and for notifying alumni of events and programmes involving academic and administrative departments. Data may also be used in fundraising programmes which might include an element of direct marketing. Under the terms of the 1998 Data Protection Act you have the right to object to the use of your data for any of the above purposes.
Please use the online form below to instruct the association on the use of your data.