Privacy Policy

Keeping Your Information Safe

Huddersfield Students’ Union is committed to protecting the personal data of students, employees, suppliers and other individuals whom we might hold information about. The way we manage and process your data is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998. On the 25th May 2018 this was replaced by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and these web pages aim to explain how we manage your information in line with the regulations. We’ve been open and transparent on these pages to help you be fully informed and understand your rights.

Our Key Documents:

Data Protection Policy

Cookies Statement

How we process your information:

Student Privacy Notice

Consumer Privacy Notice

Employee, Applicants, Workers and Conractors Privacy Notice

Supplier, Contractor & Client Privacy Notice

Our legal basis for processing your data:

Contract – As a student or staff member you will likely have a contract with us when you become a member or use our services which allows us to facilitate our obligations to you.

Legal – We are obliged by various laws including the Education Act and employment law to process certain data.

Consent – We may ask you for consent to us processing your data for marketing purposes or engaging with our platforms.

Legitimate Interests – We carefully balance your rights when we think there is a legitimate interest in us processing your data to support you.

Marketing preferences:

The Union creates marketing and communications aimed to add value to your University experience. We send you this information where we believe there is a legitimate interest that might be relevant to you. Our privacy statements detail more information about how we use your data to communicate with you or where you have given consent to send you marketing.

We use cookies and similar technologies to provide a tracking service of your usage with our website to help us analyse performance and keep content relevant. The cookies statement provides information on what we track and how we use it.

We will always provide you with an option to opt out of our communications and we will never sell your information to third parties.


If you have any questions, concerns or complaints please contact us using the details below or visiting the office during our opening hours:

Email: (Please use “Data Protection” as the subject)

Phone: 01484 473555

Post: Data Protection, Huddersfield Students’ Union, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH