Privacy & Cookies

Processing of Personal Information and Privacy Notice

The lawful basis of processing your personal information is out of necessity for the performance of a contract and necessity for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the University as data controller.

Personal information that you supply to Harper Adams University (WiRE) may be used in a number of ways, for example:

  • To administer your membership of WiRE including financial aspects
  • To manage quality and effectiveness of WiRE services
  • To manage resources and run events

We may share your information with other departments in the University to carry out the purposes listed above.

Your personal information may be shared with third parties with your consent, where disclosure without your consent is required or permitted by law or where the University instructs or works with a third party for the purposes listed above. Your information will not be shared externally for marketing purposes.

The University may use automated profiling of personal information for the purposes of improving services, enriching your experience with the University or signposting events and activities that may be of interest.

Your personal information will be retained by the University for the period specified in the Records Retention Guidelines. If you object to having your information retained, you can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to correct inaccurate or incomplete information and have access to your information for use in your own purposes.

For further information about how your data is used by the University, please view the Layered Notice and the Data Protection Policy. The complaints procedure for Data Protection and Freedom of Information can also be found here or contact Chris Munro (Data Protection Officer) on

Information we collect about our visitors

When someone visits we collect standard details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

On this website we use the following cookies to enable Google Analytics to function:


These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

When you fill in a contact enquiry form

Where enquiries are submitted to us via the website we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues and to check on the level of service we provide.

When you sign up for our email newsletter via the online form on our home page, we will only use the information supplied to add you to our mailing list as requested. You can opt out of our email newsletter at any point by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ footer on any of our email newsletters, or by contacting us using the details on our website.

We will not share your details with any third party without your prior consent.

WiRE is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

How to contact us

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be emailed to us at