De Montfort University disclaims liability for loss or damage of whatever nature and extent resulting directly or indirectly from any use of the information made available by De Montfort University.
We provide this website as a service to De Montfort University clients and also to visitors who may wish to know more about the university, its services and activities. We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of everyone who visits our site or provides us with personal information. We do not pass personal information to any party outside the organisation without prior consent.
We monitor website traffic to assist in the continuous improvement and development of the site, but do this only by monitoring IP addresses that are not linked in any way to any personal data, retaining the anonymity of our visitors.
Use of website content
This website contains data, text, images and other materials created and/or supplied by us and/or third party partners. The content is our property or the property of our third party partners and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
Except as expressly authorised by us, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sell, license, rent, publicly display or perform, edit, adapt or create a derivative work of, in any manner, any content from the site. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download content from this site only for individual, personal and non-commercial use, provided that you do not republish or distribute the content in any way and you keep intact all copyright notices. Use of the content for any purpose not expressly permitted by us is prohibited.
The policy of the university is that the rights of staff, students and visitors to the university, or individuals and groups who are visited by the university’s representatives, should not be jeopardised by any university activity. The university further recognises its responsibilities towards children and young people.
Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by the university using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on the website, university prospectus or course brochures, other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters), exhibition of student work or graduation ceremony brochure and may be provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers or educational magazines. The university acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under the provisions of the following legislation.
The Protection of Children Act 1978: The university recognises that it is a criminal offence to take, permit to be taken, distribute, have in one’s possession or publish indecent photographs (including films and other imagery) of children.
The Human Rights Act 1998: The university recognises an individual’s rights to privacy as protected by this Act.
The Data Protection Act 1998: The university undertakes to inform all those whose images may be recorded (or their parents/guardians if under 18 years of age) of the purposes for which the images may be used by the university.
In this context the university informs all persons taking part in university activities that they may be photographed, filmed, videoed or otherwise captured in image form. Where possible and practical to do so, the university seeks written consent to image capture. Where this is not possible for practical reasons, unless express objections are received, individuals attending an event at the university are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event. Any queries or complaints should be raised with the event host in the first instance.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 we have a legal obligation to protect the information we hold. This applies to information such as:
- any applications for financial support such as the Access to Learning Fund
- housing applications and other housing related issues
- disability and disability support issues.
The university is keen to support its students and regularly receives enquiries from parents, carers, guardians and relatives regarding issues such as those above.
The university’s relationship though is with the student (or applicant) and we therefore cannot release information to parents or any other third parties unless prior permission is provided, usually in writing, from the student first.
This is a major difference from the relationship you may have had previously with schools and colleges, however it is a reflection of the transition your son/daughter is going through in to being an adult and the rights and responsibilities that come with it.
On application to the university and in enrolment we inform students that we will protect their data. What we can tell you as a parent/carer/guardian is general information regarding the support we offer to our students but as stated above we cannot discuss details of individual cases.