Plymouth Connect Privacy Policy



We understand the importance of our members' privacy and wish our users' experience to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We will act responsibly in the handling of your personal data and take steps to ensure its security. The purpose of this policy is to ensure our members are always aware of the type of information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we would disclose it. This policy applies to all services provided by the Aluminati Network Group Ltd.

This Policy should be read together with our Terms and Conditions and incorporates any definitions defined therein. This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting and using the Aluminati website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Policy.

Data Protection Act

The Aluminati Network Group Ltd is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner. Our registration number is Z8393842. All personal data is handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, as amended and updated from time to time.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the University of Plymouth of Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA is the data controller for all personal data held in connection with your use of any services accessed through this site apart from information relating to account administration, billing and email data, and Aluminati Network Group Ltd acts as a data processor on its behalf. Aluminati Network Group Ltd is the Data Controller for personal data held for the purposes of account administration and billing, and storage and management of your email data stored on the servers.

Collected Information

The information we collect is that provided by you directly via our registration form and profile interface. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, upload your CV, photo or other files, fill in your details, send messages to other members, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph. We also collect non-personal information for statistical analysis on the use of our websites. We also have your registered email address on record.

Any correspondence between you and us, by phone, e-mail or otherwise is collected and archived for future reference for internal administrative purpose.

While we keep records of any financial transactions for accounting purposes, debit / credit card details are NOT recorded, nor ever seen, by us in the case of an online payment being made. All such information is via by our third party online transaction handler and we refer you to their own privacy policies.

Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

-technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform; and

-information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.


Purpose and Use of Information

The information and data we collect from and about you is used for the normal operation and maintenance of our services. Information is used for internal purposes only such as billing and security verification of individuals. Contact details are used for internal announcements and to inform members of important information regarding the use of our web services. Information is used:

-to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;

-to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;

-to provide you with information about goods or services we feel may interest you

-to notify you about changes to our service; and

-to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

-to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

-to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

-to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;

-as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;

-to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and

-to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.


Any directory system will operate on a strictly opt-in basis and will be accessible only to other members.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files that reside on your system and are read by our website and webmail interface so as to enhance your experience. Our website uses cookies. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. No personal information is stored and you may delete these cookies at any time. Read more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them by clicking here


We will never give nor sell your information to third parties except in the following cases:

-You give your express written consent; or

-When required to do so by law.


Specifically, and without loss of generality of the above statement, you can be sure we will never give your email address to any 3rd party for the purposes of advertising or promotions or for any other purpose, unless permitted by law.

As the data controller, all personal and other information obtained from and about you will be disclosed to the University of Plymouth.


Your information is stored in a password protected database which is never accessible by the public nor any non-authorised employee of the Company. Authentication information, such as passwords, is encrypted.

Your information will not be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Accuracy and Access

We will always try to maintain our records as up-to-date and accurate and we welcome you to help us in this effort by updating your own information whenever it changes. Methods of access and modification are:

  1. Email us for a copy of your stored details and/or inform us of any changes that need to be made.
  2. Write in to request a paper print out (include a stamped addressed envelope).
  3. Access and update your profile via an online profile interface.


We will require that you suitably identify yourself before accessing your information. All such requests for information shall be treated as subject access requests under the Data Protection Act 1998 and Aluminate will pass such requests to the University to respond to.

We reserve the right to charge reasonable costs incurred by us for the supply of this information.

We will refuse access for the following reasons:

-The request does not relate to the information belonging to the person making the request.

-Insufficient identification is produced.

-Denial of access is required by law.

-Providing access would pose a serious threat to the life or health of an individual or individuals.

-The information provided for modification is reasonably believed to be false.

-Providing access would interfere with any legal proceedings or negotiations relating to the individual

-Any exemptions apply under relevant legislation.


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.


Complaints Procedure

If, for any reason, you feel the need to complain or comment about our privacy practices or policies we encourage you to contact us using the details provided below so that we may resolve the situation.


Our web site links to and is linked from other web sites on the internet. Unless they are members of the Aluminati Network Group (which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006) we accept no responsibility for their actions and we advise you to read their own privacy policies before submitting any personal data or information through these websites.

In the event we direct you to a secure server, for example in the case of making an online payment, it is your responsibility to check that the web site is authentic by verifying the URL as correct. You should also check to ensure the web site is secured by looking for the 'padlock' symbol or an URL beginning with "https://". In the event of any uncertainty please contact us before proceeding.

We do not accept any responsibility for any breach of privacy resulting from a member's compromised computer system or security information where the breach did not occur as a result of an action or inaction by the Aluminati Network Group. This includes, but is not limited to, the case of a password being stolen and used to access the member's profile or email account for purposes including sabotage and data theft.

Notification of Changes

Any changes to this privacy policy will be announced in the News section of the relevant websites where a link to the updated policy will be posted. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Your Comments

Privacy is a very important issue and it is vital that we provide a policy that is reasonable, fair and responsible. If you have any comments regarding this policy then please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below.



If you have any questions about the Website or the Services that relate to the University of Plymouth, please contact:

Plymouth University

Drake Circus


Devon PL4 8AA

United Kingdom


Telephone: +44 1752 588020


If you have any questions about the Website or the Services that relate to the University of Plymouth or your personal data, please contact