Development and Alumni

How we store and protect your information

Your personal data is held securely on the University’s Development and Alumni database within the EEA and in accordance with Data Protection Law, and is subject to appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage.

In certain limited circumstances, your data may be processed by staff or contractors operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. This includes employees engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. We will take steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated in accordance with this privacy notice.

We take appropriate steps to ensure that we only record and store personal data which is relevant, that we keep it securely, that it is accurate and up-to-date and kept for an appropriate length of time. All University employees, volunteers and contractors with access to your personal data have a responsibility to maintain confidentiality to ensure that it is only used for the benefit of the University and its members, and we ensure relevant training or agreements are in place where appropriate

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us over the internet, and any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security measures to try to prevent unauthorised access.

International transfers

Where it is necessary to transfer your data outside the EEA, the following specific measures have been put in place:

Recipient of personal data Safeguard

North American Office – University of Edinburgh Inc., our office in the USA that has an independent 501(c)(3) status in the United States

  • A legally binding agreement that incorporates UK data protection law
  • Appropriate training, support and guidance for staff

Further information about the University’s Data Protection and Information Security policies can be found by clicking on the links below.

Data Protection

Information Security

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