When you become a Students’ Association member
If you are a student at the University of Edinburgh, your details, including your email address, will be automatically held by us in our membership database, unless you have opted out of Students’ Association membership. We need your personal information to enable us to deliver services to you like fair representative elections, advice, funding, peer learning and support and society activities. You can choose not to receive specific communications from us and will have the option to do this every time we get in touch. See ‘Data Sharing with the University of Edinburgh’.
When you give it to us directly
You may give us your personal information in order to, for example, sign up to a student group, for one of our events, give feedback, use our Advice Place, purchase our products, sell us products or services or apply for employment with us. You may also give us information when using our website or app (see ‘Website privacy’).
When you give other organisations permission to share your data with us
The information we get from other organisations may depend on your privacy settings or the responses you give, so you should regularly check them. For example, this information could come from the following sources:
Third party organisations
You may have provided permission for a company or other organisation to share your data with third parties such as the Edinburgh University Students’ Association. This could be when you buy a product or service, register for an online competition or sign up with a service or website.
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.