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Privacy legislation gives you have a number of rights to decide how your personal information is processed, shared and kept.

You have the right to:

  • Request a copy of your personal data we hold
  • Require us to correct any inaccuracies

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Goldsmiths holds of yours (a Data Subject Access Request). To do this contact the Data Protection Officer at the address above or by email. You may be asked for proof of identity so we are sure you are who you say you are.

If the personal data the College hold of yours is inaccurate or incomplete, you can require that any inaccuracies are rectified.

  • Have your personal data erased
  • To restrict processing

If you were asked to agree to give the College your personal information, (to provide consent), you may change your mind at any time and ask for it to be deleted. In most cases, your wishes will be followed and the personal information held will be erased.

If you have contested the accuracy of the personal data held, you can restrict the College’s use of it until accuracy has been verified. If you object to us using your personal data we must also stop while we decide whether the College has a legitimate reason to do so.

  • To data portability
  • To object

In certain circumstances, you may require the transfer of your personal data to another organisation in a machine-readable form.

You may object to the College using your personal data for direct marketing at any time and we must stop as soon as your objection is received. You may object to the College processing your personal data in certain other circumstances but may need to provide details of your particular situation.

  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

The College must follow additional rules if it makes decisions solely by automated means or use your personal to determine something else about you (known as profiling).

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please send your request to the Data Protection Officer via email at dp ( Your request will be dealt with within 28 days.

Further information regarding your rights as an individual is available from the Information Commissioner’s website.