University of Wolverhampton
SignMedia Enterprise (SME) Project
Who we are
The University of Wolverhampton we are a ‘Data Controller’ for the purposes of the Data Protection Legislation (including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation) and we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. This notice explains how the University and SignMedia Enterprise project collect and process your personal information for research and dissemination purposes.
Information We Collect
We obtain personal information about you from the following sources:
- [Information provided by you]:
- [i.e. You provided personal information upon registration with the SignMedia Enterprise project database, whether, online or in person;
- [i.e. You provided your personal information through one of our websites, or social media accounts and registered for our newsletter
- [i.e. Completed and returned application, surveys or response/feedback forms such as contact preference forms, including by mail and via electronic means];
- [i.e. Registered to attend an event];
- [i.e. You provided personal information as part of discussions with any of our team or representatives, from the SignMedia Enterprise project consortium
We may process the following personal information about you:
- [i.e. your title, full name (including former name or alias)
- [your contact information (telephone number(s), email address)];
- [your business details, including positions, organisation, professional memberships and qualifications];
- [information available through the media or the world wide web];
How We Use Your Data
SignMedia Enterprise aims and objectives: Improve levels of skill for employability and business creation by removing barriers to language and technical knowledge for deaf sign language users: Promote a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship within the deaf community by raising aspirations and promoting inclusion: Facilitate inclusion in the workplace and more active participation in society with a resource that can be used to improve communication with hearing colleagues, students and support workers: Increase opportunities for VET professional development with a flexible open resource that can be used as non-formal learning or as part of VET delivered training: Promote mobility and collaboration within an active European deaf community: Create an open resource for mobile and tablet platforms that supports deaf people in business and self-employment.
These objectives will be reached through focused training workshops, realization of innovative outputs, events and transnational meetings. We may process your personal information for the following purposes:
- Administrative purposes:
- [event registration];
- [to keep a record of communications between us]
[We may, from time to time, contact you by email
- To keep you up to date with events and activities in the SignMedia Enterprise project;
- To Invite you to events, which may be of interest to you;
If you would like to opt-out of the above Communications, please let us know. See ‘How to Contact Us’ below for further information.
Who your information may be shared with
Your personal information is held in the SignMedia Enterprise database. We may disclose your personal data to other companies within our group, third parties working in partnership or on behalf of the University, and/or Government Agencies where required to do so by law.
Where personal data is processed by a third party, we take reasonable steps to ensure that the data is processed strictly according to the instructions of the University, for the relevant purposes only and securely destroyed or returned upon completion/termination. We take reasonable steps to ensure that third party processors are subject to written legal obligations in respect of data protection and the duty of confidentiality.
[We may retain your personal information for a period of five years after the project ends, in line with our statutory/regulatory obligations for the project tender.
If you wish to request for any of your records to be removed from database, or would like to opt-out of any or all communications from the University of Wolverhampton, please see ‘How to Contact Us’ and ‘Rights of Data Subjects’ below for further information.
Rights of Data Subjects
- Right to request a copy of your information
You can request a copy of your information which we hold (this is known as a subject access request). If you would like a copy of some or all of it, please visit the University of Wolverhampton Data Protection web pages available here.
- Right to correct mistakes in your information
You can require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold free of charge. If you would like to do so, please write to us (see ‘Contact Us’ below) and provide us with enough information to identify you, as well as, inform us of the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with.
- Right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing
Lawful basis for processing
The University may rely on one or multiple grounds for processing your personal data including:
- You have provided consent for the processing;
- There is a contractual commitment to provide the services and, therefore, processing is necessary to meet those contractual obligations;
- The information is available to the public at large; and/or
- The processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests of the University or other third parties and does not affect the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individuals concerned.
How to Contact Us
Should you have any queries, suggestions or issues please do not hesitate to contact the SignMedia Enterprise project consortium office on [01902 321954], email@example.com, or you can write to us at the following address:
Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton
If you have any concerns or believe that your personal information is being handled in a manner which is contrary to statutory requirements, you may wish to contact the University of Wolverhampton’s Data Protection Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or complain to the ICO via www.ico.org.