Careerhub privacy notice

The terms ‘We’, ‘Us’ ‘Our’ or ‘the University’ refer to the University of Strathclyde Careers Service, and to the University of Strathclyde as a whole. The term ‘You’ refers to students, and alumni of the University. The term ‘Marketing’ refers to any communication regarding the objectives or activities of the Careers Service.

The University of Strathclyde uses a secure third-party software application, CareerHub, to manage this vacancy portal. The University is the data controller and CareerHub is the data processor under data protection legislation. 

Any enquiries regarding data protection should be made to the University’s Data Protection Officer at


What data do we collect and why?

We collect information including, but not limited to, name; phone number(s); email address(es); title; degree programme.

For current students, we collect this information directly from the University’s student record system as long as you remain a registered student at the University.

For alumni who have used the Careers Service during their period at University, we continue to hold data after graduation for a period of 18 months.   During this time, if you choose to use the Careers Service, we will collect a personal email (non-university) address.

For alumni who have not used the Careers Service during their period at University, we collect this information from an online sign-up form.

For all users, we collect information about your engagement with MyCareerHub Strathclyde including but not limited to, logins; opportunities viewed; organisations viewed; questions asked


What do we do with the information?

We use the personal information collected to:

  • Communicate with students and alumni about events which we believe may be of benefit to them in their career planning
  • Offer careers services such as careers advice, careers information services, networking opportunities, employability and skills events and workshops, and exclusive experiences (like employer insight days);
  • Survey students and alumni to process experiences and feedback in order to improve the services offered by the Careers Service;
  • Invite you to events and process event registrations
  • Provide you with access to part-time, internship and graduate opportunities
  • Generate statistics and reports about use of the service in order to better understand demand and impact

We communicate with you via email, and MyCareerHub Strathclyde notifications. Those not subscribed to receive email will miss most of our event invitations and updates.

We store the information collected on a secure database, which is hosted on the cloud. Any information stored for the purposes of career support is held securely.

Legal basis for processing

Under data protection legislation we are required to identify our legal basis for processing. The legal basis for using your information is public task and legitimate interests.

Sharing your information

We only share personal information outside the University, if:  

  • Legally required to do so
  • We believe it necessary to protect or defend our rights, property or personal safety of our staff, volunteers or visitors to our campuses or websites

We never sell or share your information with anyone to use for their own purposes.


For student accounts, your data will be retained as long as you remain a student at the University and for 18 months thereafter.

For alumni accounts, your data will be retained for 18 months after your account expires.  Alumni accounts are valid for 12 months in the first instance.

Your rights

Under the Data Protection Act, you have a number of rights over your personal data and the way(s) in which we use it. These include:  

  • The right to have inaccurate personal data rectified or erased;
  • The right to prevent your data being used for direct marketing;
  • The right to access a copy of the information we hold about you (known as a Subject Access Request).

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact

Right to Complain

If you have any concerns/issues with the way the University has processed your personal data you can contact the Data Protection Officer at You also have the right to lodge a complaint against the University regarding data protection issues with the Information Commissioner’s Office (

For more information regarding your rights under the Data Protection Act, please visit the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office

Privacy notice last updated 17 October 2019