Privacy notice for applicants to the #DigiInventorsChallenge 2018

Please note that the #DigiInventorsChallenge is facilitated by the Digital Health & Care Institute, part of Strathclyde University.

THE TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

 

We will only collect identifiable information about you as requested in the registration and application in order to create and maintain adequate records in relation to your interest in and application to the #DIGIINVENTORSCHALLENGE 2018. This Privacy Notice tells you what we will do with your personal data.  

 

 

HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

The University (which includes the Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre) (the “University”) uses your personal data for the purposes of ensuring you meet the criteria for applying to the #DIGIINVENTORSCHALLENGE 2018, for assessing your application (once and for identifying you in relation to your #DIGIINVENTORSCHALLENGE 2018 entry.

 

WHERE WE STORE AND PROCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Electronic personal data is held on the University’s secure servers. Hard copy data will be stored securely to prevent unauthorised disclosure.

 

HOW WE SECURE PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

The University has robust Information Security policies in place to protect all the data it holds, including your personal data. You can read more about these policies and technical standards on the University website https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/policies/informationsecurity/

The University’s data protection policies and procedures make clear that all staff have a responsibility to ensure that they handle personal data appropriately and that suitable organisational security measures are in place.

 

WHO WE SHARE DATA WITH

 

The University will disclose limited information about you (name and age) to staff and third parties who are engaged by the . This will always be done in accordance with the relevant legislation.

 

You should be aware that in many cases it is not necessary to seek your consent to share your personal data. This may be for a number of reasons, for example, the University is under a legal or statutory obligation to provide the information.  If your consent is required before we can share your information then we will contact you to ask for this.  Personal data will only ever be disclosed in accordance with the data protection legislation in force at the time.

 

Please note that in emergency situations where the University deems it to be in your (or potentially a third party’s) ‘vital interests’ the University may share your personal data with relevant individuals/agencies, e.g. the Police.

 

HOW LONG WE KEEP PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

RIGHTS UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT

 

As a ‘Data Subject’ you have a number of rights under the Act. These include the right to:

 access the personal data the University holds about you

 have inaccurate data corrected

 prevent processing of information which may cause you harm or distress

 prevent unsolicited marketing

 prevent automated decision-making.

 

For more information on your rights please see https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/is-my-information-beinghandled-correctly/

 

RIGHT TO ACCESS PERSONAL DATA

 

As a data subject you have a right to request a copy of the information the University holds about you, this is known as a ’Subject Access Request’ (SAR). The University currently charges £10 and has 40 calendar days to process a SAR. For more information see the University’s Data Protection web pages or contact dataprotection@strath.ac.uk.

 

 

STATUS OF THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

 

This privacy notice is subject to change. Data protection legislation is changing in May 2018 when the new EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. You can find out more about the legislation on the ICO website www.ico.org.uk. The University will advise you of any significant changes you need to be aware of, in relation to this privacy notice.

This Privacy Notice was last reviewed on 1st November 2017