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Privacy notice for businesses, organisations and other external stakeholders

As part of part of our business engagement activity the University of Brighton collects and processes personal data relating to collaborative research and enterprise activity, the recruitment of our students and graduates, hiring university conference spaces and accommodation, news and events, community engagement, and supporting or studying with us.

The university is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses
that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Data Controller

The Data Controller is the University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road.

If you would like information about how the university uses your personal data please contact, 01273 642010.

Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for advising the university on compliance with data protection legislation and monitoring its performance against it.

If you have any concerns regarding the way in which the university is processing your personal data, please contact Rachel Page, Head of Data Compliance and Records Management,, 01273 642010.

What information does the university collect?

The University collects a range of information about you. It is likely that you will give us  information when you make an enquiry to the university, share a business card or if you book to attend an event.

This includes:

  • your name, email address, a contact telephone number and on occasion, your business address;
  • details of your engagement with the University, and details of other organisations that you may have represented while engaging with the university.

We do not process “special categories” data.

Where personal information is collected on our website (for instance through a web form), please read our separate notices on those pages.

Some of the projects will require additional data to be collected and processed, where for these you will be presented with a bespoke privacy notice.

Why do we collect your data?

We use your data so that we can deliver the services you have accessed – this could include:

  • To invite you to an event or conference on a topic you have expressed interested in
  • To send you communications about the work of the university as it relates to the topic you have expressed an interest in

How your data is held

Your data is held on our CRM system and our email system, it may also be held on our Content Management System if you have provided your information via a web form on the university’s website.

All data relating to your enquiry is held within the EEA and will not be transferred outside of the EEA.

Who has access to data?

Your information will be shared internally to enable us to best deliver the services you have enquired about.

The university will not share your data with third parties, unless you are a member of the Clean Growth UK network.

If you are a member of the university’s Clean Growth UK network, the university will share company data about you with third parties, specifically the University of Portsmouth Greentech and Liverpool John Moores University as part of the Clean Growth UK network.

How does the university protect data?

The university takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

How long we will keep your data?

We will retain your data for two years from the last point of activity with us, after which point it will be deleted.

Data subject's rights:

access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing, right to data portability

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data via a subject access request
  • require the university to change incorrect or incomplete data
  • require the university to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing
  • object to the processing of your data, in certain circumstances, for example, where the university is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; or for direct marketing purposes
  • ask the university to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the university’s legitimate grounds for processing data
  • withdraw your consent at any time, where we have requested and obtained your consent
  • where our lawful basis is consent or performance of a contract we will allow portability of your data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact:

Rachel Page
Head of Data Compliance and Records Management

01273 642010

Whether providing personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement and the consequences for failing to provide the data

There is no statutory or contractual requirement to provide your personal data to us, we are processing it under legitimate interest as you have indicated that you are interested to receive information on one of our business services.

The existence of automated decision making, including profiling, information about the logic involved, including the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

We will not use your personal data for automated decision making / or profiling about you as an individual.

Privacy notices

Changes to this notice

We keep our privacy notices under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated in December 2023.

Other privacy notices

We do our utmost to protect your privacy. Please be aware that other privacy notices exist within the university in respect of data held, including but not limited, to activities in relation to your enquiries, application, current students, alumni and use of our website.

Privacy notices and Record of Processing Activities (

The right to complain to the ICO

If you are unsatisfied with the way the university has processed your personal data, or have any questions or concerns about your data please contact

If we are not able to resolve the issue to your satisfaction, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Cookies and other internet tracking technology

  1. When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, which is sent back to us at a later time. These are called ‘cookies’. These cookies are listed in the table at clause 8.5. Some websites don’t use cookies but use related technology for gaining information about website users such as JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalise advertising content. Multiple cookies may be found in a single file depending on which browser you use.
  2. Where applicable, this section of the Notice also relates to that technology but the term ‘cookie’ is used throughout.
  3. Some of these cookies are essential to services you’ve requested from us, whereas others are used to improve services for you, for example through:
    1. Letting you navigate between pages efficiently
    2. Enabling a service to recognise your computer so you don’t have to give the same information during one task
    3. Recognising that you have already given a username and password so you don’t need to enter it for every web page requested
    4. Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and that there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  4. To learn more about cookies, you may wish to visit: or
  5. This Website uses, or allows use of, the following cookies:
Cookie Domain Type Description Duration
_ga Analytics The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors. 2 years
_gid Analytics Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously. 1 day
_gat_gtag_UA_144912116_1 Analytics Set by Google to distinguish users. 1 minute
_gat_gtag_UA_135628080_1 Analytics Set by Google to distinguish users. 1 minute
UserMatchHistory Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing. 1 month
lang Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting. session
bcookie Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID. 2 years
lidc Functional LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection. 1 day
lang Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to remember a user’s language setting. session
bscookie Functional LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website. 2 years
PHPSESSID Necessary This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed. session
AnalyticsSyncHistory Other Used to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie 1 month
li_gc Other Used to store consent of guests regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes 2 years