Privacy policy

Any information provided by persons accessing this website shall be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and subordinate legislation. The data controller is the University of Southampton, unless otherwise stated. The University’s data protection policy and guidelines are available from Legal Services (

Some sections of this website may require you to provide personal information to us in order for us to provide a particular service e.g. booking events or registering for the newsletter. By providing this information you are consenting to SWAP processing your information for the purposes for which it was provided and for any other purposes to which you may have agreed.

Information collected from you will not be passed to any third party without your consent, except where we are under a statutory obligation or entitled to do so by law.


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