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External Advisors privacy notice

Information you need to know:

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) deals with all personal information in a responsible manner that respects personal privacy. See further information on the institution.

Liverpool John Moores University is the Data Controller.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at DPO@ljmu.ac.uk

LJMU takes your privacy very seriously. This privacy notice explains how we use your personal information and your rights regarding that information. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use your data and to meeting our data protection obligations.

For information about how the wider university uses personal data please see the Privacy Notice section of our website.

What information are we collecting?

In order to facilitate the management of the approval/re-approval and ongoing monitoring of LJMU Dual Awards) in line with the requirements of the Academic Framework Regulations and the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education, Liverpool John Moores University will hold the following personal data:

  • Personal and contact details: your title, full name, work address, telephone number and email details for correspondence purposes; your home address, bank account and sort code details in order to process your fee and expenses claim forms; your home address, date of birth, national insurance details, and a passport-sized photograph, in order to give you access to the University’s IT systems and generate a staff account/Staff ID Card.
  • Your residency and/or citizenship status, in order to confirm your right to work in the UK. This will be passport information, or other proof of eligibility to work in the UK. At the point of your nomination, we request a scan of the main page of your passport (or other proof of eligibility documents), and if you are appointed, you will be required to present the original documents to a member of University Staff on your first visit to us.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae, with details of your current place of work, plus your employment history, main areas of teaching/research, and your education/employment history. This is in order to confirm your suitability for engagement, and to enable the University to facilitate the University’s compliance with Institutional requirements.

We will collect personal information from the following sources:

  • From you directly; your CV and your scanned documents providing proof of eligibility to work in the UK; on appointment, via the details you submit to enable us to give you access to the University’s IT systems and generate a staff IT account; on your first visit to the university, when you present your original documents to verify your eligibility to work in the UK; when you claim fees/expenses; and from receipt of a scanned copy of the photograph page of your current passport which you will email to Academic Registry.
Why are we collecting your data and what is the legal basis for this?

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To consider your expression of interest to act as an advisor.
  • To comply with legal and regulatory obligations, requirements and guidance in respect of your right to work in the UK.
  • To facilitate your fulfilment of your role and your ongoing engagement with the University, in order to comply with Institutional and National requirements (for example, the Academic Framework Regulations or the QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education).
  • To pay you the agreed fee and to reimburse reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your work with us.

The lawful basis for using this data is Article 6(1)b performance of a contract and Article 6(1)e, public task. This permits the University to use your personal data to consider and confirm you as an external advisor (as applicable) to facilitate the fulfilment of your duties during your engagement, to pay you for your work, and to reimburse you for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of your work with us (in line with the University’s Financial Regulations).

Who has access to this data?

Your personal information will be used internally by authorised members of Liverpool John Moores University staff or departments, only where there is good reason. Such staff may include but are not limited to:

  • Academic Registry
  • The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
  • University Finance department
  • University IT Services
  • University Human Resources department

Your data may be shared with law enforcement and taxation bodies and also the UK Visas and Immigration. Information may also be shared with Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) (or their representatives) in order to fulfil the requirements of PSRB accreditation and validation of LJMU programmes.

Your data may also be shared with national regulatory bodies such as the Quality Assurance Agency.

For external advisors who are engaged to support the approval and ongoing monitoring of collaborative programmes outside the UK, your information may be shared with designated contacts at the collaborative partner. This will be done in accordance with the contract and the relevant safeguards which are already in place for collaborative provision. Further information can be obtained from The Collaborative Team within LJMU’s Academic Registry.

Hpw dp we record your personal information?

Data relating to nomination, appointment and administrative management of active tenures:

Your data is collected at the point of expression of interest by Academic Registry, and stored centrally and securely by Academic Registry (in secure files). Following appointment, and during your period of engagement, your data is stored centrally and securely by Academic Registry (in secure files).

Data relating to Fee and Expenses Claims:

Data relating to your fees/expenses (Fee/expense claim forms, including your name, home address, and bank details) is stored securely by the University’s Finance department, both in paper format (held securely), and in electronic format (held securely on the University’s Oracle Finance system).

Data relating to creating an LJMU Staff IT Account:

If your appointment is confirmed, you will be asked to complete and return a designated form, in order for LJMU to create and activate your Staff IT Account and grant you IT access. Once completed, this will contain personal data including your title, your name, National Insurance Number, date of birth, contact details and home address. This data will be stored by LJMU’s Human Resources Department, in paper form (held securely) and on the University’s secure Staff Infobase HR system.

How does the university protect your data?

The University takes the security of your data very seriously, and has internal policies and controls in place to try and ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessible except by its employees in the performance of their duties. For more information, please see the University’s Data Protection Policy.

For how long does the university keep your data?

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. We will retain your personal information in line with our Retention of Records Schedule. Unless we explain otherwise to you, this will be according to the timeframes listed below.

Data relating to nomination, appointment and administrative management of active tenures:

  • For individuals who are not appointed following their expression of interest data will be held for a period of one year (following the decision not to appoint you) by Academic Registry, and it will then be deleted securely.
  • For individuals where an expression of interest is approved, appointment data is held for the duration of the appointment (normally five years) by Academic Registry, and then for a further five years following the end of your period of engagement. It will then be deleted securely.
  • Data relating to fee and expenses claims:

    This data is held by the University’s Finance Department, both in paper format (held securely), and in electronic format (held securely on the University’s Oracle Finance system. Paper and electronic documents will be retained for seven years following the date of submission. They will then be deleted securely.

    In order to enable us to deal with enquiries, Academic Registry also retains copies of fee/expenses claim forms with your home address, date of birth, and bank details all redacted. These are stored electronically in secure files, and are retained for one year following the date of submission. They will then be deleted securely.

    Data relating to creating an LJMU Staff IT Account:

    This data will be stored securely by LJMU’s Human Resources Department in paper form (held securely) and on the University’s secure Staff Infobase HR system. Your information will be held for the duration of your period of engagement (normally four years), and for a further seven years following the end of your appointment. It will then be deleted securely.

    Your rights

    As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

    • Access and obtain a copy of your data on request, this could be in a portable electronic format
    • Require the university to change incorrect or incomplete data if you think that it is inaccurate or out of date
    • Require the university to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary or legally required for the purposes of processing

    If your personal data has been provided by consent, you have a right to withdraw that consent at any time.

    If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer at dpo@ljmu.ac.uk.

    What if you do not provide data?

    We need to collect personal data from you to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and to facilitate your engagement with the University in this role.

    If you do not provide the information to us, you will not being able to carry out your duties, and may ultimately result in the termination of your engagement.

    Transfers of data outside the UK

    We do not send your personal data outside the European Economic Area.

    Automated decision making

    We will not make any decisions about you automatically using a computer, based on your personal data. All decisions affecting you will be taken by a human.

    How to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office?

    You have the right to complain to The Information Commissioner if you believe that our processing of your personal data does not meet our data protection obligations. The Information Commissioner can be contacted:

    By post: Information Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK95AF.
    By phone: 0303 123 1113.
    By email: contact can be made by accessing www.ico.org.uk.