CUC Privacy Notice & Cookies


This notice applies to processes and services given to members and associated individuals and groups by us, the Committee of University Chairs (CUC). We will process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation as applied, enacted and amended in UK law. The data controller is the Committee of University Chairs.

Your personal information

As part of its operations, the Committee of University Chairs is required to compile and store a list of its membership and has the responsibility to protect the information contained therein. The CUC is committed to protecting the accuracy, privacy and security of its members’ personal information by adhering to the highest standards of confidentiality. The personal information that the CUC holds is limited to:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Postal address

The CUC may also retain copies of correspondence between members and the organisation.

Any information submitted through the website or directly to the Secretariat of the CUC is held in the strictest confidence.

The CUC holds the full electronic membership list and does not share this list with any other organisation under any circumstances. This data is stored securely, on a server located at the University of the West of England, Bristol. The CUC takes all reasonable steps to ensure that members’ information is secure on its systems.

Using your personal information

Members’ telephone numbers, postal and email addresses are used to keep them informed of CUC activities and to disseminate other information which members of the CUC Executive Committee feel may be of interest to members. It is the CUC policy that this information must be:

  • directly related to governance,
  • for non-commercial gain, and
  • of benefit to the sector and our members.

If an external organisation requests that their information is circulated to members, this will be done at the discretion of the CUC Chair, Executive Secretary or Executive Committee (as appropriate) based on the criteria outlined above. Reference should also be made to the CUC’s policy on the promotion and sponsorship of external events.

Retention of your personal information

The CUC will retain your personal information only for as long as the duration of your membership of the organisation.

Sharing your personal information

The confidentiality of members’ personal information extends to sharing of data between members, and the CUC will not share such information with another member without express permission to do so.

The CUC will not sell, trade, or rent any personal information to any third party.

The CUC will not allow personal data to be transferred to a country or territory outside the EEA unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data. At present, there is no reason for data to be transferred outside of the UK.

Your rights and choices

In respect of your personal data held by us, you have the following qualified rights to:

  • access it
  • receive it in a structured machine readable format
  • rectify it if it is not accurate or complete
  • erase it
  • restrict its processing
  • withdraw any consent provided or otherwise object to its processing
  • complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

To find out more or to exercise any of these rights please contact the CUC Officer.

How to get in Contact

For questions or complaints about our services, please contact the CUC Officer.

All personal data is processed in accordance with the applicable UK data protection legislation. The Data Controller is the Committee of University Chairs. For data protection queries, please write to the Sarah Connell, Committee of University Chairs Officer, Room 3C19, UWE Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, or the CUC Officer.



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If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

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