Privacy Policy


November 2015


1.1 This website [ ](the “Website”), is owned and operated by University of the Arts London of 272 High Holborn, London WC1 7EY, United Kingdom (from now on, “We”, “Our” or “Us”).

1.2 We are a collection of six arts, design, fashion and media colleges: Camberwell College of Arts; Central Saint Martins; Chelsea College of Arts; London College of Communication; London College of Fashion; and Wimbledon College of Arts.

1.3 Our Website enables individuals and companies in the fashion and textile industry to connect with academic researchers and to other individuals and companies in the fashion and textile industry in order to access relevant fashion and textile research content and create new partnerships for innovation


2.1 Purpose. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and to processing your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and all UK data protection regulations. We will only collect and use your personal data as We say in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated and forms part of the Website Terms of Use [].

2.2 Do you agree with this Privacy Policy? By continuing to use our Website you confirm that you have read, understood and agree with this Privacy Policy as it is in effect at the time of your use. If you do not agree, then you must not use or continue to use this Website.

2.3 What it covers and what it does not cover. This Privacy Policy gives information about:

(a) why We collect and use personal data;

(b) what personal data We collect;

(c) the choices We offer, including how to access and update your personal data; and

(d) Our use of cookies and how you may disable such cookies.

It does not apply however to the practices of third party websites or any or third party companies (including LinkedIn., Twitter, Facebook,Vimeo and Instagram) (“Third Party Websites“) You will be subject to the terms and conditions of use and privacy policies of those other websites or companies when you are using them.

2.4 Updates. By accessing or using any part of our Website, you consent to be bound by this Privacy Policy (as it is updated from time to time). We may change and update it from time to time and We show the effective date of the currently applicable Privacy Policy at the beginning of it. Any updates to our Privacy Policy can be found on our Website. We recommend that you revisit this page regularly to keep up to date and to make sure that you are happy with changes. Updates and changes are legally binding upon you as soon as We post them (superseding any prior policy that may apply) whether or not We provide you any other notice of such changes.


3.1 We can only provide benefits and access to the Website if We collect personal data. By “personal data” We mean information that identifies or may identify you as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998, such as your name and contact details.

3.2 In this Privacy Policy, the following expressions shall have the meanings given in the Data Protection Act 1998: “data controller”, “data processor”, “data subject” and “process”.

3.3 Publicly accessible information. You should know that, when you submit information, content or comment on a post on the Website this information will be publicly accessible. Please think carefully before you submit any information, content or comment either directly on this Website or via a Third Party Website or service. 3.4 How We collect personal data: We may collect your personal data when you use the Website. The term “use” includes, but is not limited to:

3.4.1 signing in to the members’ area of the Website using your LinkedIn account information or email address;

3.4.2 submitting a profile or details of a project to the Website;

3.4.3 posting any content to the Website;

3.4.4 commenting on any posts on the Website;

3.4.5 sending a private message to any member of the Website; 3.4.6 completing a survey at Our request for research purposes;

3.4.7 communicating with Us whether by e-mail, telephone, writing through the post or otherwise;

3.4.8 accessing or browsing the Website; and

3.4.9 completing online or paper forms.

3.5 We may also collect your personal data from publicly available information such as Third Party Websites (including LinkedIn).

3.6 Why We collect personal data. You agree and consent to Our processing of such personal data for any of the following purposes:

3.6.1 to make the Website available to you and to manage your personal data for the purposes of your use of the Website;

3.6.2 to monitor and/or provide access to the members’ area of the Website;

3.6.3 to enable Us to conduct academic research into the UK fashion and textiles industry;

3.6.4 for Our internal record keeping requirements including collection of anonymised details about you to compile aggregate statistics or produce internal reports;

3.6.5 for market research, analysis and administrative purposes;

3.6.6 to communicate with you; and

3.6.7 for such other reasonable purposes as may be set out or reasonably anticipated on the Website including for any purpose whether We have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your personal data (including for abuse, crime and fraud prevention and related purposes).

3.7 You agree that We may also use your personal data to analyse your use of the Website and to inform you of other services that my be provided by Us which We think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive this information, you may unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link on the Website, or contacting Us using the contact details below.

3.8 You agree that all personal data provided to Us by you is accurate and up-to-date. Should any of your circumstances change or the personal data become inaccurate, you agree to notify Us of such changes as soon as possible. You further agree to obtain the consent of any third party before giving Us information about them.

3.9 Disclosing to others. In terms of sharing, disclosing or transferring your personal data to third parties (each a “Disclosure“), We may Disclose any personal data as set out in this Privacy Policy. We may also Disclose your personal data:

3.9.1 to any company, entity, college or school within the UAL group;

3.9.2 to any person who provides a service to, or performs a function for Us or who is acting as Our agent or sub-contractor, including without limitation, legal and other professional advisors and research collaborators;

3.9.3 if in Our opinion (reached in good faith) which shall be conclusive and binding, Disclosure is necessary for Us to perform Our functions in relation to the Website;

3.9.4 if Disclosure is required to comply with any applicable law or order of a governmental or law enforcement body (including compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000);

3.9.5 if Disclosure is required to investigate, prevent or take action against suspected legal activities (including fraud or where the personal safety of another person may be threatened) or breaches Our Terms [link]; or

3.9.6 if Disclosure is required to establish or exercise Our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

3.10 International transfers of data: We use certain third parties to help Us with the Website and other administration activities relating to Our work. Some of these parties may be based in the European Economic Area and some may be based outside the European Economic Area. You agree that We may transfer personal data to those third parties for the purposes of Our business. Countries outside the European Economic Area may not offer the same level of data protection as the United Kingdom. However, Our collection, storage, and use of your personal data will continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.


We are committed to ensuring that any personal data you give to Us is kept secure. In order to minimise the risk that there is unauthorised access to or Disclosure of your personal data, We put in place, where practicable, appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure it. Although We take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal data that you provide to Us, no transmission over the Internet is guaranteed to be secure.


Our Website uses cookies.

5.1 What are cookies. A cookie is a small data file placed on your computer’s hard drive or other mobile or handheld device as you browse the Website or advertisements, videos or other types of content and which ‘remembers’ that your computer or device accesses the Website. The file is added to your computer’s hard drive or other mobile or handheld device. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you may modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to be notified of cookies being placed. The cookies do not give Us access to any other personal data on your computer or device other than the personal data you choose to share with Us.

5.2 Why do We use cookies. Cookies may be used by Us to do the following:

(a) enable Us to respond to you as an individual and to tailor Our operations to your needs by gathering and remembering personal data about your preferences;

(b) assist the effective operation of the Website;

(c) to re-target content on the Website so that they are displayed when you use third party websites;

(d) enable traffic to the Website and pages to be logged to identify pages used and browsing behaviour of users of the Website for statistical purposes and to monitor which pages users find useful or not; or

(e) identify you as an account holder or user and assist with account or user security.

5.3 For a more detailed explanation of the use of cookies on the Website, please go to:

5.4 What to do if you do not want Us to use cookies. Rejecting cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website and may stop the Website from operating properly when you use it. You may be unable to post or comment on conent on the Website. If you do not consent to use of the cookies, you must disable the cookies by deleting them or amending your cookie settings on your computer or you must stop using the Website.

5.5 Your choice to consent. You have the choice to restrict Our collection or use of your personal data in the following ways:

(a) when you are asked by Us to accept a cookie or to fill in a form on the Website, look for your cookie settings and the area that you can click to indicate your preference as to use of your personal data for marketing or other purposes; and

(b) if you have previously agreed to accept a cookie, then you may change your mind at any time disabling or deleting the cookie or amending your cookie settings.

You have the choice as to whether We use your personal data to send you promotional or other information about third parties or Us. If you consent but later change your mind to receiving such communications, you may contact Us and We will cease such activity.


Queries. If you wish to update any personal data that We have processed on you or have any queries relating to the personal data We process or this Privacy Policy, you may contact Us at: The Data Protection Officer, Governance and Legal Affairs, University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY. Please note that We have a standard charge of £10 for any information access request for personal data We receive.