Brighton and Sussex Medical School is committed to ensuring visitors' privacy whilst viewing our web pages. The following information explains the types of data collected and how this information will be used.
Your personal information
All personal information you provide via the website will be treated as private and confidential. We would not sell, rent or share any of the information we collect with any third party for commercial purposes.
Information we collect as you browse our website
Our web servers automatically collect standard information for each visit that they receive. This data contains the following information about you: the internet address of the computer you are using, the type of browser and operating system you are using and the internet address of the website from which you came. It also contains some connection information such as the page or service you are requesting and the date and time of the request. This information is used for the sole purpose of statistical information gathering and demographics relating to the university's websites and enables us to determine general visitor patterns and statistics within our pages. This statistical data is then fed back into future design and usability modifications made to our web pages.
Use of optional information provided by visitors
You may be asked to provide your name, email address or other personal information on various pages on our sites (for example, when requesting a prospectus or applying for an open day). When you provide this information you may be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from us.
If you choose not to receive further communications, we will only use your name and address details to respond to your enquiry. We will not use it for any other purpose; it will never be sold, rented or shared with any third party.
If you contact us by email to request information, report a problem or provide feedback on our services, we will only use the information you provide (including your email address) to respond to your message. We do not keep this information, nor do we share it in any way.
If you supply us with your telephone number online we will only contact you by telephone with information regarding the enquiry you placed online. We do not keep this information, nor do we share it in any way.
Under the Data Protection Act (1998), you have the right to see any personal information which we hold on you. To do this you should download a request form (40k pdf) and return it to the university as instructed.
Freedom of information
The Freedom of Information Act (2000) provides a general right of access to university information.
All staff related Freedom of Information (FOI) requests should go to the University of Sussex. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website >
All student/curriculum related FOI requests should go to the university of Brighton. Email email@example.com or visit the website >