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Business Development Support Office (BDSO), Coventry University is committed to supporting the best standards of practice in all its activities in relation to privacy and security. Visitors to this site can be assured that the protection of privacy and confidentiality are given the highest priority.

All personal information is collected, held and used in strict compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

information collected

BDSO, Coventry University does not collect any personal information from visitors to its web site other than information that is knowingly and voluntarily given.

All information, including anonymous, is collected - such as the number of visitors to the web site in a given period, but it is purely statistical and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Cookies are not used to collect any other information from visitors to the web site (also detailed below).

Visitors interested in becoming an account holder of secure areas must provide contact details via an online form. Visitors are also invited to give additional detail but a decision not to do so does not affect any conditions on usage of the services included in password protected (eg. customer services - CHAT, e-zine and other functions) and unprotected (eg. requests for further information, etc.).

information security and quality

We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information and have implemented appropriate technical and managerial procedures to maintain information that is accurate, current, and complete. There are AMEND facilities available to users to correct personal information inaccuracies.

BDSO, Coventry University takes appropriate measures to safeguard the information it holds from unauthorised access or improper use. BDSO has a strict internal security policy with which members of staff must comply as a condition of employment and no external access to the system is permitted.

BDSO, Coventry University continually reviews and up-dates its security procedures as new technologies become available and new activities are introduced.


There are various technologies, including one named "cookies", which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system.

BDSO, Coventry University pages do not use cookies or other technologies that identify you when you revisit our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

BDSO, Coventry University supports the development of technologies that will let you manage and control the release of your personal information wherever you go on the Internet.


BDSO, Coventry University's obligations with respect to downloading materials are such that every effort is made to ensure that files are virus free. Where possible and practicable we use ADOBE Acrobat PDF file formats to avoid large file sizes and macro viruses. Files downloaded are done so at the users own risk.