Trauma training testimonials privacy notice

Information you need to know

The Sanctuary Seekers’ Unit is part of the University of Leicester. The University of Leicester is the Data Controller for the information collected during this project. 

The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:

  • Data Protection Officer, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH
  • dpo@leicester.ac.uk

This privacy notice explains how we use your personal information and your rights regarding that information.

What information are we collecting?

When you provide a testimonial, or access the “Working with Trauma in the Refugee Language” classroom training we will collect:

  • Your name
  • Your email address

Please note that providing your personal information is optional.

Why are we collecting your data?

The University collects your name and contact information so that we may contact you about your testimonial if necessary.

With your explicit consent, we will use your name alongside your testimonial on our website and communications outside of the University.

How will we use this data?

We will use your name and email address in to contact you. Your personal data will be stored in password protected computer servers within University supported IT systems. 

Your data will not be shared outside of the University unless you provide explicit permission for us to publish your name.

What is the legal basis for processing this data?

Name, addresses and other contact details are processed under GDPR Art 6(1)(a): Consent.

If you share any sensitive information in your testimonial, you will be providing the University with your explicit consent to process that information under GDPR Art 9(2)(a). This may be details of your ethnicity, sexual orientation or information about your health. 

If we are sharing your data with others, who are we sharing it with?

The data collected will not be disclosed to third parties unless you provide your permission for us to do so.

How long will we process your data for?

We will retain your data for 3 years after the date at which you submit your testimonial.

What are my rights and how can I enforce them?

You have rights over the personal information we hold, this includes your testimonial. 

Your rights are as follows:

  • Right to ask for any personal data we hold
  • Right to rectify any information you believe to be incorrect
  • Right to with draw consent and request we delete any personal data we hold
  • Right to ask for your data to be transferred elsewhere

If you wish to exercise your rights please contact our Information Assurance Team (ias@leicester.ac.uk)

How to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office?

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

  • Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK95AF
  • 0303 123 1113
  • ICO website

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