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Privacy Policy

The Forum Hertfordshire operated by The University of Hertfordshire Students’ Union (Here on in abbreviated to UHSU) are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting the Forum website or communicating electronically with UHSU.

This Privacy Policy, explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to UHSU, or that we collect from you when you are on this site.

UHSU do update this Policy from time to time so please do return and review this Policy regularly. This will be your responsibility to do so.

Information UHSU Collect
In operating our website UHSU may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
  2. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as when you registered for information or make a purchase.
  3. Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

Use of Cookies
UHSU may on occasion gather information regarding your computer whilst you are on the UHSU website. This includes browser information and your IP address. This enables UHSU to improve our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of the UHSU website to our advertisers where appropriate.

Such information will not identify you personally, as it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any of your personal details whatsoever.

Similarly to the above, UHSU may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file.  Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve the UHSU website and the service that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies.  This can be done by activating the setting on your browser that enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of the UHSU website.

Our advertisers may also use cookies, over which UHSU has no control.  Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on the UHSU website.

Use of Your Information
The information that UHSU collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable UHSU to provide our services to you.  In addition, UHSU may use the information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide you with information requested from us, relating to our products or services.  To provide information on other products that we feel may be of interest to you, where you have consented to receive such information.
  2. To meet our contractual commitments to you.
  3. To notify you about any changes to our website, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.

UHSU may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those that were the subject of a previous sale to you.

Further, UHSU may use your data so that you can be provided with information about unrelated goods and services that UHSU consider may be of interest to you, including goods or services from third party suppliers.  UHSU may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented to at the time your information was collected.

If you do not want UHSU to use your data for our or third parties purposes you will have the opportunity to withhold your consent to this when you provide your details to UHSU on the form on which we collect your data.

Please be advised that UHSU do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but UHSU may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about UHSU website visitors. 

Disclosing Your Information
UHSU will not disclose your information to third parties.  However, we may pass on information from third parties.  If you wish to opt out of this, please contact us in writing at

Third Party Links
You mind find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them. 

Storing Your Personal Data
Data that is provided to UHSU is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into/on our website will be encrypted to ensure its safety.

The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and therefore UHSU cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where UHSU have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. UHSU accepts no responsibility for the safeguarding of this password or liability should a loss of the password occur.

Access to Information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that UHSU hold about you. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10. This £10 fee is to cover our costs in providing you with the information requested.  Should you wish to receive details that UHSU hold about you please contact us using the contact details below.

Contacting UHSU
UHSU welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at or 01707 285000.

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