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Our privacy policy for registered alumni

The Kingston University alumni website is a free, secure and exclusive service for our graduates. And we want to keep it that way. That's why everybody who'd like to join this community is checked against our current records before getting full access to the site.

If we discover someone is misusing the site in any way, then we'll deny them further access. We'll also monitor individual profiles to ensure that updates are appropriate – and remove any content that isn't.

A site like this is built upon the mutual trust of those who use it. It's our job to make sure that trust is maintained. And you can help us do that.

Putting you in contact

The Kingston University alumni website includes an online Graduate Directory where you can search for old friends and classmates.

When you register, your name will appear in the Graduate Directory unless you tell us you want to go 'ex-directory'. To do that, contact us at netcommunity@kingston.ac.uk

When you use the Directory, please treat the personal data of other alumni with respect. Networking is one of the reasons people register. But using the site and its data to, for example, send spam or email from third parties, is not acceptable. Abusing people's data will result in access being denied and your removal from the Directory.

Keeping you updated

By registering with this site, you agree that the University can contact you by post or email with news and updates about alumni, academic and administrative programmes, fundraising, and University services.

Should you have any questions about this or if you don't want to receive our communications, you need to notify the University in writing or email netcommunity@kingston.ac.uk.

Protecting your data

Kingston University fully complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Our aim is to keep your data totally secure. The University's 'Notification to the Information Commissioner', which outlines how we use your data, can be found at www.ico.gov.uk.

Making the right connections

Rest assured that we won't sell or give your data to others for marketing purposes. But under the government funding regulations and by law, the University is required to share some personal data with government departments or agencies acting on their behalf. For example, to prevent or detect a crime.

Similarly we might need to share data with organisations – such as other colleges and universities – to provide services you've requested.

Data could also be used for our own research purposes – but this would be entirely anonymous.

Maintaining email security

This website is run by the University's Development, Alumni Relations and Events department, which uses a US-based company, Blackbaud Inc., to process some of its email communications. Blackbaud Inc. has agreed to comply with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998, and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. Blackbaud Inc. is also a member of the US ‘Safe Harbor' initiative. Please go to www.export.gov/safeharbor/index.html.

Safe electronic payments

Wherever the website provides the facility for electronic payment, the data collected is securely encrypted and is not accessible by members of staff here. The data will be only transferred to the appropriate finance company for verification.

Using information to improve your experience

Our site sometimes uses 'cookies'. (These are small pieces of information sent to your computer to help it recognise you at a later date.) Cookies can save you time by storing information you've previously entered. They can't run programmes or deliver viruses. And if you block the cookies, you may find that some sections of the website will not operate correctly.

When you use our website, we'll know the IP address and browser that your computer is using. That information shows us how our website is being used, so we can see which pages are visited and how often. It helps us to improve the site for everyone's benefit.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy only applies to the Kingston University website. It doesn't extend to other sites which we provide links to. Neither does it apply to subsidiary companies of the University, unless their own site states that's the case.

Any questions?

If you've got any questions about data protection, the use of your data by the University, or want access to the data that the University has about you, please contact:

    • Data Protection Officer
      Kingston University
      River House, 53–57 High Street
      Kingston Upon Thames
      Surrey KT1 1LQ

There may be a charge for access to personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Events
Kingston University
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ

Alumni relations:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3178
Email us

Fundraising and Annual Fund:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3299
Email us

Any other queries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664

Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Events
Kingston University
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ

Alumni relations:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3178
Email us

Fundraising and Annual Fund:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3299
Email us

Any other queries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664

Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Events
Kingston University
53–57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1LQ

Alumni relations:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3178
Email us

Fundraising and Annual Fund:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3299
Email us

Any other queries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664

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