Privacy and policy | Auston Institute of Management

Privacy and Policy

We are committed to preserving your privacy. The following pages will help you understand how we use and protect your information obtained from using our website.

Information about you

Why we collect your information and how to update your personal information.

Why we collect your information

We use your personal details to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us. This could be as part of a course application process, registering for an event or through contacting members of Auston Institute staff.


On each of our online forms you use, there will be further details of why we are collecting the information asked for. We will always ask for your consent to process your information before you can submit the form.

Storing your preferences

We also store certain preferences you have using the site. When you interact with the website you will be able to set how you want to view content or whether you would like to permit analytics to help improvements, get personalised advertising for courses and open days or see content from companies outside the Auston Institute of Management.

Ways we contact you

Depending on the circumstances we may contact you by post, telephone, email or text message. To update these preferences you’ll need to get in touch with the relevant School, unit or service.

Storing your information

In most cases, personal data is stored on Auston Institute of Management servers within the Auston Institute of Management However, the Auston Institute of Management does use third-party companies to enhance the quality, service and functionality of certain web services available to visitors.

Update personal information on web pages

You can request that the Auston Institute of Management updates or removes information about you on its web pages. This could be because of a name change or because you’ve left the Auston Institute of Management for example.

Who do I need to contact?

To request an information change or removal you should contact the website owner to request this. Most areas of the Auston Institute of Management manage their collection and retention of personal information independently so contact the school, unit or service which holds it.

Not sure of the right contact?

If are unable to find contact details please contact the Information Services Helpline detailing the change needed and the exact website address of the page containing the information.

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How we use your information

Your personal details can be used to provide you with information, products or services as well as helping us tailor the website to your preferences.

We use your information to:

  • enable us to supply you with the goods, services and information you have requested through the Auston Institute of Management website
  • ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
  • In order to administer, support, improve and develop the Auston Institute of Management website we do analyse some information we collect during your visit to our website. You can adjust these preferences through our cookie consent banner.
  • maintain a contract we have with you, such as a course application form or any other service you wish to access
  • notify you about changes to our service

For additional information on the Auston Institute of Management’s approach to data protection, your rights and the legal basis for contract and consent see our legal information pages


We use cookies and other technologies to improve our service, enable the use of third-party services (like YouTube videos) and serve interest-based advertising on third-party websites. When you leave our website or click on links that lead to external websites, we are unable to control what cookies are set in any way. You will need to set your cookie preferences for those sites as well.

Automated processing and profiling

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.

Storage of your information

Your information is securely transmitted via our website. Once we have received your information, we will also use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access. How long we keep your data depends on the purpose for which the information was supplied. You will be informed of how long the data will be kept during the process of giving your personal details.


Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password to access certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping this password safe and confidential. You must not share a password with anyone.

Disclosure of your information

We will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent, except where disclosure is:

  • necessary to enforce our rights, including under our website Terms and Conditions of use
  • necessary to enforce our rights under any other Terms and Conditions of use or Terms and Conditions of sale of the Auston Institute of Management or any of its schools, colleges or departments
  • required or permitted by law

Legal information

Learn more about the legal basis for contract and consent and your rights for the information we gather or you provide while using the Auston Institute of Management website.

Legal basis: consent

When you enter your information in a form, we specify the purpose and future use of this information. By submitting information to a form, you consent for your details to be used according to the purposes stated within each form.

An example of this would be a request to be added to a mailing list (which will be used to send you newsletters and information).

As this information is provided on the basis of consent, you are free to withdraw your consent for such use of your information at any time.

We also collect some personal information (like the address of your computer) through the use of website cookies. You can set your preferences for these cookies through our cookie consent banner or when viewing some content. You can change these preferences at any time.

Legal basis: contract

Auston Institute of Management may process your information under the legal basis of contract, whereby the processing is necessary for a contract you have with us, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract.

Application and booking forms typically fall into this category wherein you supply your information because you wish to access a particular service or enrol on a course.