Legal information and reassurance about any information you share with us


The material made available through this Loughborough University website is for information purposes only and cannot be used and/or relied upon for any other purpose.

Loughborough University makes no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of this website or the information, products or services contained in these pages or their fitness for any purpose whatsoever. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore entirely at your own risk.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in these pages, their content is naturally subject to change. It is the responsibility of the user/reader to check the accuracy of relevant facts before entering into any financial or other commitment based upon them. In no event will Loughborough University be held liable in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence) and/or breach of statutory duty for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any loss of data and/or economic loss and/or loss of profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the information contained therein.

Within this website you are able to access and link to independent third party sites which may feature information which is of interest to you. Loughborough University has no control over the subject matter, content and/or availability or otherwise of such sites and as such, assumes no responsibility whatsoever in respect of such site(s). The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within in them, by Loughborough University.

Please advise us if you consider any third party links to be inappropriate, illegal or offensive. Loughborough University reserve the right to remove such links if in its sole opinion Loughborough University believes it to be inappropriate, illegal or offensive.

Every effort will be made to ensure that this website runs without any problems or interruptions, however Loughborough University will not be liable for and takes no responsibility for this website being temporarily unavailable due to technical or other reasons.

Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all information contained within this website belongs to Loughborough University and is copyright Loughborough University, irrespective of whether a copyright symbol and/or statement is present. All trademarks are hereby acknowledged by you as belonging to Loughborough University. The University asserts its moral rights to the information contained within this website. Any requests about use of Loughborough University copyright material should be addressed to the maintainer of the page, where this is apparent, otherwise webmaster@lboro.ac.uk.

Loughborough University will, upon notification, consider removing any material open to legal objection pending investigation.

In all matters relating to this website the applicable law shall be that of England and Wales.

Privacy policy

At Loughborough University we believe strongly in protecting our users' privacy. We will not wilfully disclose information about our users to any third party without first receiving our users' consent.

This privacy policy sets out the privacy practices for the services offered on any Loughborough University owned and/or operated websites ("the Website").

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Your personal information

All personal information you provide via the Website will be treated as private and confidential. Please see any pages where information is collected for further relevant information.

Loughborough University may compile data in aggregate form so that Loughborough University may better understand users that visit the Website. Aggregate data is anonymous and does not contain any personal information that identifies users.

Sharing of information

Loughborough University will not sell, rent, trade or give away any user's personal information or email lists to third parties without first obtaining the user's consent.

The Website contains links to other websites. Loughborough University is not responsible for the privacy practices and/or the content of such websites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Loughborough University is committed to the security of our users' personal information and we have security procedures in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of personal information under Loughborough University's control.


When you visit the Website, Loughborough University may send your computer a "cookie", a small file that resides on your computer's hard drive. Cookies allow Loughborough University to make the Website more useful by tailoring the services Loughborough University offer from time to time. You can set your browser not to accept cookies, although you may not be able to access all of the features on the Website.

Overall cookies help Loughborough University provide a better website be enabling Loughborough University to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives Loughborough University access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

Capturing of personal information outside the European Economic Area

From time to time Loughborough University may capture and process personal information outside the European Economic Area. When this is done Loughborough University will endeavour to comply with the requirements of any local data protection laws. In any event Loughborough University will capture and process such personal information in accordance with the requirements set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about Loughborough University's Privacy Policy or concerns about personal information you have supplied to Loughborough University, please e-mail dp@lboro.ac.uk or write to The Data Protection Officer at Academic Registry, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicstershire, LE11 3TU, UK.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the above address.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information Act confers a right on individuals to know what information is held by public authorities and to obtain access to that information. Hence, where requested to do so, the University has a duty to disclose information held by it, including information held by it electronically.

Some information may be absolutely exempt from disclosure, for example, personal information and information received by the University in confidence. Other information may be exempt if the public interest lies in withholding the information rather than in disclosing it - e.g., information that is commercially sensitive. As a consequence of this legislation, information provided by users of the University's website may be disclosed to third parties where a request for access has been made and where no exemption applies.

Please consult our further information about the University and Freedom of Information, including the University's publication scheme.

IT acceptable use policy

Members of the University, staff and students, using this Website whether as information providers or information users, are reminded that they are required to abide by all relevant University policies, in particular the IT Acceptable Use Policy.