Aston University are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in them) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us or on our behalf. Certain definitions set out in our Terms and Conditions also apply in this policy. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting https://go.aston.ac.uk/ you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following information from you:
Information you give us.
You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site https://go.aston.ac.uk/ GO! or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use GO!, participate in discussions on GO!, use GO!'s social media functions, pledge sponsorship monies to a Project, register a Project, and when you report a user, Project or a problem with GO!. The information you give us may include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address. address, social media information, pledge information, phone number, personal description, your Gift Aid choices and photograph or avatar. If you wish to alter or remove any of the information you have given us, please log into your account and update your profile, as appropriate.
If a project is successful (met its minimum funding target by its end date) all pledges will be processed. If you sponsor a project and select a reward, in order for the Creator to deliver this reward to you we will provide them with your email or postal address as appropriate. Creators are legally bond to only use this information for the intended purpose of their project and for no other reason. Once the reward has been delivered the Creator is obliged to delete this information.
Information we collect about you.
With regard to each of your visits to the Site we may automatically collect the following information:
Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the Site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our user service number.
Information we receive from other sources.
Access to information
You have the right to access information held about you.
Facebook data deletion policy
Unless required to keep Platform Data under applicable law or regulation, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure the following:
Keep Platform Data up to date, including Platform Data that has been modified or deleted. We will update Platform Data promptly after receiving a request from any User to do so. If you would like to modify or delete the data we hold on you, you can do so by emailing here. Delete all Platform Data as soon as reasonably possible in the following cases:
- When retaining the Platform Data is no longer necessary for a legitimate business purpose that is consistent with these Terms and all other applicable terms and policies;
- When Aston stops operating the product or service through which the Platform Data was acquired;
- When Facebook/Instagram request that we delete the Platform Data for the protection of Users (which we will determine at our sole discretion);
- When a User requests their Platform Data be deleted or no longer has an account with Aston (unless the Platform Data has been aggregated, obscured, or de-identified so that it cannot be associated with a particular User, browser, or device), or for Tech Providers, when a User or the Client requests their Platform Data be deleted or the Client no longer has an account with you;
- When required by applicable law or regulations; or
- As required under Section 7 of Facebook's Platform Terms (“Compliance Review Rights and Suspension and Termination of these Terms”).
If we are required to keep Platform Data under applicable law or regulation, we must retain proof of the applicable legal or regulatory requirement or request and provide it if we ask for it.
If we have received Platform Data in error, we must immediately report this to Facebook, delete that Platform Data, and provide proof of deletion if asked for it.