Your rights

Under the Data Protection Act, all individuals have the following rights:

  1. Right to subject access
  2. Right to prevent processing likely to cause damage or distress
  3. Right to object to direct marketing
  4. Rights related to automated decision making
  5. Right to compensation
  6. Right to rectification and other remedies for inaccuracy

1. The right to subject access

All Individuals have the right to access copies of personal information the University holds about them either on computer or in a structured manual filing system. To find out more about how to make a Subject Access Request, please consult the guidance page.

2. Right to prevent processing likely to cause damage or distress

You have the right to ask the University not to process information about you that would cause substantial unwarranted damage or distress to you or another person.

3. Right to object to direct marketing

You are entitled to request the University (in writing) to cease processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

4. Rights related to automated decision making

You can object to decisions affecting you that are made only by automatic means, and request that decisions are made with some human involvement.

5. Right to compensation

This right allows you to claim compensation through the courts for any damage and distress suffered as a result of any breaches of the Data Protection Act committed by the University.

6. The right to rectification and other remedies for inaccuracy

If your personal data is inaccurate or contains expressions of opinion based on inaccurate information then you have the right to have that data rectified, blocked or destroyed.

If you want any more information on these rights or want to discuss any of them, please contact the Records Manager, Matthew Stephenson (Tel: 0161 295 6856, Email: m.stephenson@salford.ac.uk).