Warwick Business School recognises that personal privacy is an important issue, and we support the protection of Internet privacy as required by UK legislation. This statement of policy practices applies to all providers and users of network products and services offered by Warwick Business School (WBS) on the sites:
and such other domain names that reference these same servers. Please note that although Warwick Business School's web site provides links to other web sites, this policy only applies to the Warwick Business School's web pages (i.e.. those ending in wbs.ac.uk). For example Warwick Business School also has group sites which contain information managed by individual members of WBS:
WBS will never sell information about you to anyone outside the University of Warwick. We will never share personal information outside the University, except:
2. The information WBS collects
We aim to provide information about WBS and our services to prospective customers. In order to tailor our services to the market and individual users, we may need to collect information from the many individual visitors to our site. The following kinds of information are collected:
Involuntary - anonymous
Information that can not be tied back to a specific individual. Collecting this information allows us to analyse the use of our website, and compare with others, so that we can improve it.
Examples of involuntary - anonymous information include:
The visitor's IP address
which we can use to tell us a visitor's country/region of location, whether that computer has visited before, and what type of connection they have, e.g.. academic institution, or government
the page from which a visitor comes, if by clicking on another site's link
Browser and platform type
e.g.. whether Firefox, Chrome or IE; what version; whether Macintosh, PC, or smartphone
Search terms used to arrive at a page.
Voluntary - personally identifiable
Information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name and postal address.
WBS might collect voluntary - personally identifiable information that has been provided in several ways, including when you:
You might choose to register for a product or service on one of the WBS websites. If you do, you will be asked to provide personal details and contact information. While not all of this information is required, the more information you give and the more accurate it is, the better we are able to target our services to different categories of users and improve the usefulness of our site. Once registered you may be given a WBS Personal ID and be able to take fuller advantage of product and service offerings on the website, including personalisation services.
You might be asked for personal information and contact details at other times, such as when you request further information or mail-outs of brochures. We will also ask for information when you make a purchase or use a credit card to pay for any service advertised and offered on a WBS website.
Any e-mail we send may contain software that collects data allowing us to monitor whether you have read the e-mail and identify the parts of the e-mail you have viewed. We may use this data to send or re-send e-mails to you that are more useful and tailored to your preferences.
If you do choose to register on the WBS websites but not to provide some elements of the requested information, we shall endeavour to satisfy the requested transaction. We may, however, not be able to do so or to offer a personalised service that depends on this information.
We may use information held about you to provide you with information, advertisements, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may be of interest to you, where you have given your consent to be contacted for such purposes. We will provide you with opportunities to withdraw your consent to be contacted for such purposes, for example you may unsubscribe from any marketing e-mails by clicking on the relevant link in the footer of the email.
4. Signing in
Some parts of the WBS website require authentication with a username and/or password. We store information about the pages visited by logged-in users for statistical analysis purposes, but we don't monitor individual usage patterns. Logs containing the date and time of all logins and the identity of the user are kept and may be used for system diagnostic or problem solving purposes, but not for tracking or monitoring purposes.
5. Credit card payments
It is possible to make credit card payments to the University of Warwick through our website. Such payments are handled by a third party e-commerce company called WorldPay, and they have their own privacy statement.
6. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
It is also important to point out that in certain circumstances the University may be obliged to disclose information or undertake more detailed monitoring under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.