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Data protection

If you would like to change any information that Jesus College holds about you please contact us.

Jesus College is registered as data controller for all personal data collected in the course of its business. Personal data is securely held by Jesus College under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be treated confidentially and with the utmost care and respect.

Jesus College Development Office is keen to ensure that you obtain full value from your lifelong membership of the College, whilst fully complying with all protection that the Data Protection Act 1998 affords to you.

What we do with your data

Data that you give to Jesus College (including personal data collected during your association with the University) by email, by telephone, in person, or by postal update will be processed by staff at the College and University Development Office and by agents contracted by the College for purposes directly related to the interests of the College and/or its alumni.

The data will not be disclosed to external organisations other than those acting as contracted agents for the College. Data provided to the College may be transported and stored outside the European Economic Area, but such movement and storage will take place under appropriate safeguards and security provisions.

From time to time we may request your prior permission for data sharing with other alumni to facilitate the establishment of networking groups. We will always seek permission to do this on a person by person basis.

We may communicate with you in person, by phone, email, and mail, except where you have not consented to be contacted in a specific way and your data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Distribution of publications
  • Distribution of emails, which will be tracked, stored, and analysed to ensure that we are better able to tailor our communications
  • Promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, including those being made available by external organisations
  • Notification of events and fundraising programmes, which will at times include an element of direct marketing
  • Distribution of information regarding alumni groups
  • Information about academic courses and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities
  • Promotion of careers path information
  • Requests to complete relevant surveys.

You are in control: your rights under the Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to request that your data is not used for any of the above purposes. If you do not wish your personal details to be used by the Development Office for any or all of the above purposes, you can change your communications preferences at any time by emailing the Development Office on, by phoning 01223 339301, or by writing to Keeper of the Records, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL.

If you do not wish the Development Office to contact you we will remove your address and contact details from your record. Minimal information about you is always retained to make sure you are not contacted again inadvertently.

We will publish any changes we make to this Data Protection Statement and, where appropriate, notify you by email. Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to be told whether information exists about you, and the right to receive a copy of that information.

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