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Privacy Notice

SUMS Consulting is a division of Southern Universities Management Services (SUMS).


We do not capture and store any personal information about website visitors, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, through registration or by using an electronic form on our site in which your details are stored on our contact database.


How we will use the information about you
Our contact database is used to send the following information to you:


  • Invitations to upcoming SUMS Events relevant to your sector
  • SUMS Good Practice Guides, Briefing Papers and other intellectual property relevant to your sector (SUMS Members only)
  • Report feedback questionnaires after involvement with SUMS work and consultants
  • Event follow-up information including event outputs and feedback forms after you have attended a SUMS event.

Any personal information that you provide will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


We will only hold your personal information for as long as necessary. We will not disclose any personal information to any third parties with the exception of passing on your name, job title and institution to the speakers of the SUMS events you have chosen to attend, please contact us if you wish to opt out of this.  


How we will protect the information about you
The Data Protection Act 1998 obliges us to follow security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us in order to avoid unauthorised loss or access. As such we have implemented industry-standard security systems and procedures to protect information from unauthorised disclosure, misuse or destruction.


How you can access your information
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of particular personal information we hold about you then please submit a subject access request in writing to the address below, providing sufficient information to judge whether the person making the request is the individual to whom the personal data relates. All requests will be dealt with in line with the guidelines set out by the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk)

Other websites

This website contains links to other sites. This privacy policy applies to this website only and so if you choose to click through to a website from a link displayed on sums.org.uk then the privacy policy will no longer apply.


How to contact us

Questions regarding our privacy policy or information we hold about you, please contact Lisa Wilde, Head of Finance and Administration:

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☎  0118 935 7073

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