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Privacy policy

This page tells you what we do with the information we receive about you through our website.

What information do we collect?

The HEFCW website does not capture or store personal information about you but simply logs your IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web server. This is known as a ‘log file’ which we use to compile site usage statistics. The site does not use cookies to collect user information.

We collect three kinds of information from visitors to this website: feedback; freedom of information requests and email subscription details. Information is collected via a form on the website.

We welcome your feedback. If you contact us asking for information we will not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.

You do not have to subscribe to the HEFCW website to use it, but do subscribe if you want to receive notification of newly released publications or job vacancies. Information that you provide is stored securely on our database.

Data protection

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

We will only use your information for the purpose described and we would not disclose any information to any other body except where this is necessary to comply with the law or protect our services or others.

Links to other websites

Please be aware that the HEFCW website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy does not cover these links to other websites. We do not accept responsibility or liability for the privacy policy of any of these websites and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Access to your information and contacting us

If you wish to see our records of any correspondence you have sent to us, or if you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact us at

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

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