The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (which is a subdivision of The University of Manchester) is committed to looking after any information that is made available to us when you visit our website in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. This policy outlines what categories of information we retain and how we use it.

The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (MAHSE) may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 13 June 2018.

Personal Data

We will ask for some personal details if you wish to access the following services:

  • To access the full version of the MAHSE Service Improvement and Innovation Hub
  • To subscribe to any email marketing communications such as online newsletters.

The personal information we hold about you will be obtained via our websites’ forms or if you contact us by email.

Some of the personal data we store and process may include:

  • Your name, job title, healthcare science discipline, salary range and organisation
  • Your contact details including a postal address, email address and phone number;
  • Records of communications sent to you by MAHSE or received from you;

When you provide us with your contact details you will be asked whether you wish to receive any further communications from us.

We will ensure that all personal data you supply is held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. We do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third parties unless you have consented to this or this is permitted by law.

Visits to MAHSE websites

When you visit any of MAHSE websites the following information is received and stored by our web servers: anonymised details of your IP address, browser type and operating system; and the web pages you visited. This data is known as web server logs. We use this information strictly to analyse how MAHSE websites are used by our visitors and we may archive this information in an anonymous form for historical records.


Our websites use ’cookies’ which are text files placed on your computer when you visit a site which help us understand how you use our websites. Cookies don’t collect personal data from your computer, only the data created by your browsing. Some cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website; these are called ‘persistent’ cookies. Others are deleted automatically when you close your browser and others simply expire.  WordPress uses cookies for managing logged-in user sessions and authentication. We also use the following on our websites:

  • Analytics cookies and advertising cookies set by Google Analytics

We may collect non-personally-identifiable information relating to your use of our sites via Google Analytics technology. This may include: which pages you see; how long you stay; what you click on our pages; if you visit the website again; which country and city you are browsing from; etc. This data is collected for the purpose of monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of our websites. We also collect data relating to the demographics and interests of our users via Google Analytics and cookies set by Google advertising networks. This data is used in aggregated form to help improve the site and MAHSE’s marketing efforts.

Further information and instructions for opting out of Google Analytics tracking are available at:

You can choose not to accept cookies by changing your browser settings or deleting existing cookies installed on your computer. Visit for information on how to do this.

Email marketing

We are keen to communicate our activities, latest news and points of excellence with our stakeholders. We do this by providing information through a range of online and offline channels including publications, events, press releases, social media and email.  In order to do this we have a database that contains personal data collected by MAHSE during the course of our relationship with our stakeholders.  We may use your personal data to send you information relating to MAHSE if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you want the information to be used for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing

Retention of Data

We aim to keep your data up to date and welcome any updates to your details or corrections to any inaccuracies you may wish to provide. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You have a right to request copies of the data held about you by MAHSE. To do so, please contact

We will not retain your personal information for any longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

If you no longer want us to use your data, or wish to amend the type of communications you receive, then you can opt out at any time by emailing

Data Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

You must keep the password for your account confidential.  We will only ask you to enter your password when you log in to our website.

Use of Data

We value our relationship with you and we use your personal data to personalise our communications, improve our services and ensure we work efficiently and effectively.

Your data is used and processed to assist us in our evaluation and analysis of the effectiveness of the MAHSE Research and Innovation Project (, to grant you access to the full version of the website, to deal with any enquiries or complaints about your use of website and, unless you have requested otherwise, for a full range of communications. These include the following communications and marketing activities (by mail, email and telephone):

  • Promoting our services;
  • Notifying you of upcoming events;
  • Promoting opportunities
  • Market research purposes

We may use your information to customise the website according to your interests.

Tools may also be used to help us improve the effectiveness of our communications with you, including tracking whether the emails we send are opened and which links are clicked within a message

If you no longer wish to receive any communications from us you can opt out at any time by emailing

Links to other websites

If the user leaves the website and visits a website operated by a third party, MAHSE cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that users provide when visiting such third party websites. Accordingly, users should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.