Data Protection legislation provides individuals with a number of rights, including subject access.
Right to be informed
Individuals have the right to be informed about how the University will collect and use their personal data. We share this information through Privacy Notices.
We will provide this information at the point of collection from you, or if obtained from another source no later than one month.
This information will be concise, transparent, intelligible, accessible and free of charge.
Right to access
Individuals have the right to request access to the personal information the University holds and processes about them. For more information about how to make a subject access request click here.
Right to rectification
Individuals have the right for inaccurate and/or incomplete information to be rectified. Where the University cannot take action to rectify an explanation will be provided.
Right to erasure
This is also known as the "right to be forgotten". This is not an absolute right and will only apply in certain circumstances. For more information in relation to this please see the University's Data Protection Policy
Right to rectification
Individuals also have the right to request the restriction or processing. Again this is not absolute right and will only apply in certain circumstances, please see the Univeristy's Data Protection Policy.
Right to data portability
The right of data portability allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes i.e. to copy/transfer personal data from one IT environment to another safely and securely, in a usable format.
Right to object
Individuals have the right to object to the processing of their personal data where the processing is:
- based on legitmiate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling)
- direct marketing (including profiling)
- processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics
We will stop processing personal data for direct marketing as soon as we receive an objection.
How to submit a request
If you wish to exercise any of your information rights please contact the Information Compliance Unit:
Telephone: 028 9097 2507
Post: Information Compliance Unit, Registrar's Office, Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN