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Legal Statement - Data Protection
Data Protection Act 1998
Personal Information on the Web
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine recognises the importance of personal privacy. We collect and treat personal information on the Web as follows:
If you provide your email address by using subscription facilities or sending feedback, enquiries or requests by email, the personal information you provide (including your email address) will be used only to respond to your message or deliver the requested service.
On occasion you may be asked to provide some limited personal information (such as name, postal address, email address), when requesting publications, information or services via the School web site. When providing this information, you may also be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine thought relevant to you. Any personal information you provide will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and used only for the reason specified at the point of collection. We will not sell, licence or trade your personal details to any third party.
Personal information provided by you, and any other information relating to you, held by The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, may be used for the School's own management purposes, or occasionally shared with other organisations in line with legal compliance, for example, in the prevention of crime.
IP Addresses and Cookies
LSTM may collect certain information from your computer (when available) including your operating system, country, browser information and IP address. The reason we collect this is for statistical purposes allowing us to create reports on site usage, browsing behaviour of the site and patterns. It does not identify any individual and is only used to help LSTM administrators improve the website.
LSTM may also use tracking cookies, that are stored locally on your computer to track movement around the site. At no point is any personal information contained in these cookies and is only used to assess the usefulness of pages on the site.
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Requests for access under the Data Protection Act
The gathering and processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act gives you the right to request personal information held about yourself from a "Data Controller". The LSTM's registration details can be viewed at the Information Commissioner's website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/ESDWebPages/search.asp
Any requests by individuals for access to information held about them by the School should be made in writing to: Data Protection Officer (Information Services Coordinator), The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place Liverpool L3 5QA.
In order to process your request efficiently it would be helpful if the letter includes:
- A title to indicate how it should be handled e.g. "Request under the Data Protection Act 1998";
- Some indication of where the information might be held, e.g. student records, or what relationship you have had with LSTM;
- The dates you believe the information might cover;
- Your name and address [this information, along with your signature is required to help prevent unlawful disclosure];
- Your signature.
There will be an administration fee of £10, plus we may ask you for more details in our initial response if we are not sure about the request.
Once we have received the fee and all necessary information to help us find the records then we undertake to respond to you within the statutory 40 days.
Payment of the fee
Cheques should be made payable to "The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine" and should be correctly dated and signed.
Further information and guidance on the Data Protection Act, 1998 can be found at the Information Commissioner's website:
LSTM reserves the right to amend this page at any time.