The Data Protection Act 1998 is intended to protect individuals from unwanted or harmful uses of their personal data (that is information about them), by ensuring that organisations process (including collect, use, store, disclose and destroy) this information in a responsible and accountable fashion.
Cardiff Metropolitan University embraces the general principle of openness, as outlined in its Openness Policy.
The Data Protection Policy is a statement of the University's commitment to comply with the Data Protection Act.
The Act also sets out a number of rights that all individuals have in relation to their personal data. If Cardiff Metropolitan University holds data about you, then you have the right to correct or erase any inaccurate information and to prevent it processing your data in certain circumstances. You also have the right of access to your personal data. Please click here for more information about your rights.
If you would like to see or have a copy of any data about yourself then please have a look at Cardiff Metropolitan University's guide to requesting information. You can also download and print the guide as a Word document: How to Request Information from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
As part of its commitment to quality and the maintenance of academic standards, Cardiff Metropolitan University operates the plagiarism detection service ‘TurnitinUK’. More information about the service can be found at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/studyadvice/plagiarism.htm and information and advice about the data protection aspects of using the service is also available.
More information about the Data Protection Act is available in the Access to Information Guide and news about the legislation is available as well. Cardiff Metropolitan University has also developed more specific guidance on the Act.