1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
We respect your right to privacy and will only process personal information you provide to us in accordance with the applicable privacy legislation in the jurisdictions in which we operate, including the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time and then any successor legislation to the GDPR.
Our Site is operated by StudentStay UK Ltd, acting as a data controller, ("We" or "StudentStay UK Ltd"). Our office is located at Kings House, Work.Life, 174 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 7JP, United Kingdom
If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use personal information, or if you have any other privacy-related questions, please contact us by any of the following means:
phone us at: +44 (0)20 3789 2484
e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org ; or
write to us at our office address above.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes your relationship with us.
2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data), unless specifically provided by you as part of your use of our service. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?
We may collect information about you in a number of ways, including:
We will also keep a record of our conversations with you, whether by phone, skype, IM or in person.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out below a description of the ways we will use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.
Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a new user
Performance of a contract with you
To process and complete your booking
Performance of a contract with you
To manage our relationship with you, which will include:
(a) Performance of a contract with you
To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey
(a) Performance of a contract with you
To administer and protect our business and the Site (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)
To deliver relevant Site content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To use data analytics to improve our Site, services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our services, to keep our Site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our services and grow our business)
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you for marketing purposes.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased services from us or if you provided us with details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted-out of receiving that marketing.
We will obtain your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside the Student.com group of companies for marketing purposes.
If at any time after providing us with your personal data you no longer want to receive such marketing from us or third parties you can contact us at email@example.com
When you opt-out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us by you as part of a transaction with us.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to receive an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
In some instances, we may need to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
In order to provide you with our products and services, we may need to store or transfer your personal data to countries inside and outside the European Economic Area, some of which do not protect privacy rights as extensively as in the European Economic Area. In some instances your personal data will be transferred to our group companies based outside of the EEA to allow them to contact you about our products and services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and/or processing.
You agree that we may also transfer your personal data, including Financial Data, to individual advertisers or banks located outside the EEA (and reciprocally, the bank details of advertisers to students), in order to facilitate the execution of the tenancy agreement between students and advertisers. Student.com does not store your Financial Data after it has been transferred.
7. DATA SECURITY
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal data from unauthorized access and disclosure. When transmitting your personal information to a third party (such as an advertiser) in order to complete a request made by you on our Site, we will use commercially reasonable means to secure your personal data. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we assume no liability for interception, alteration or misuse of information transmitted over the internet, except for losses incurred as a result of our gross negligence or default.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. DATA RETENTION
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical or accounting purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
In certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, including:
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please write to us (either by post or by e-mail) at the address specified above.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
Legitimate Interest means our interest in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us at email@example.com
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
External Third Parties
Your legal rights
You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
This policy was last updated on 17th May 2018 to include more detail about the data we collect, the ways we use your data and your rights with regard to that data. This is to address new privacy legislation in Europe (but these updates will also apply if you live outside Europe).
This legal notice applies to the entire contents of this website under the domain name studentstay.co.uk (the "Website") and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using this Website.
Using this Website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this Website.
This notice is issued by Studentstay UK Ltd (Company No. 08713661) whose registered office is at Kings House (Work.Life), 174 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 7JP, United Kingdom (the "Company", "we", "us" or "our").
1.1 You may access most areas of this Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of this Website are only open to you if you register.
1.2 By accessing any part of this Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted this legal notice in full. If you do not accept this legal notice in full, you must leave this Website immediately.
1.3 The Company may revise this legal notice at any time by updating this posting. You should check this Website from time to time to review the then current legal notice, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Website.
2.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from this Website for your own personal use on the following basis:
2.1.1 no documents or related graphics on this Website are modified in any way;
2.1.2 no graphics on this Website are used separately from accompanying text; and
2.1.3 the Company’s copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.
2.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by the Company or its licensors. For the purposes of this legal notice, any use of extracts from this Website other than in accordance with clause 2.1 above for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from this Website.
2.3 Subject to clause 2.1, no part of this Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the Company’s prior written permission.
2.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.
3. SERVICE ACCESS
3.1 While the Company endeavours to ensure that this Website is normally available 24 hours a day, the Company shall not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.2 Access to this Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the Company’s control.
4. VISITOR MATERIAL AND CONDUCT
4.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website any material:
4.2.1 that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience;
4.2.2 for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals;
4.2.3 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in the UK or any other country in the world; or
4.2.4 which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
4.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).
4.4 The Company shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Company to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clauses 4.2, 4.3 or 5.1.
4.5 The Website contains robot exclusion headers. Third parties may licence information on the Website to the Company. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the website for any purpose without our express permission. Additionally you agree that you will not:
4.5.1 take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
4.5.2 copy, reproduce, modify, distribute or publicly display any content (except for your information) from our Website without the prior written consent of the Company or appropriate third party, as applicable;
4.5.3 interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activities conducted on the Website; or
4.5.4 bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website.
5. MESSAGE BOARD
5.1 You agree to use any message board in accordance with the following rules:-
5.1.1 all contributions must be civil and in good taste;
5.1.2 offensive or vulgar language or abusive or threatening behaviour is prohibited;
5.1.3 you must not post any unlawful or objectionable content including but not limited to material which is sexist, racist, homophobic, obscene, pornographic or defamatory;
5.1.4 you must not refer to operator website addresses without the permission of the Company.
5.2 For your own personal safety and security you must not reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example telephone or mobile number, or home address) in postings.
5.3 If you are under the age of 16 please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before making a contribution.
5.4 The Company reserves the right to delete any contribution at its sole discretion and at anytime without notice.
5.5 The Company does not endorse the content of any materials submitted by a user to the message board on this Website.
5.6 If you are found to be in violation of clauses 4 or 5 your ability to use any or all of the services on this Website may be taken away either permanently or temporarily.
6. LINKS TO AND FROM OTHER WEBSITES
6.1 Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave this Website. The Company has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. The Company therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
6.2 If you wish to create a link to this Website you must contact the Company in advance to seek permission to do so. If permission is granted, you may only create a link to this Website on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the home page of this Website, and subject to the following conditions:
6.2.1 you do not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our logo, trademark or trade name;
6.2.2 you do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around this Website;
6.2.3 you do not in any way imply that the Company is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
6.2.4 you do not misrepresent your relationship with the Company nor present any other false information about the Company;
6.2.5 you do not otherwise use any logo, trade marks or trade name displayed on this Website without express written permission from the Company;
6.2.6 you do not link from a website that is not owned by you; and
6.2.7 your website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
6.3 The Company expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in clause 5.2 for breach of these terms and to take any action it deems appropriate.
6.4 You shall fully indemnify the Company for any loss or damage suffered by the Company or any of its group companies for breach of clause 5.2.
7.1 From time to time we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or our entire Website, to users who have registered with us.
7.2 If you register with the Website, each registration is for a single user only. The Company does not permit you to share your user name and/or password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network.
7.3 Responsibility for the security of any passwords chosen or issued to you rests with you. We reserve the right to disable any user names or passwords, at any time if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.
8.1 While the Company endeavours to ensure that the information on this Website is correct, the Company does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this Website. The Company may make changes to the material on this Website, or to the products services and/or prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on this Website may be out of date, and the Company makes no commitment to update such material.
8.2 The material on this Website is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Company provides you with this Website on the basis that the Company excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which but for this legal notice might have effect in relation to this Website.
8.3 Commentary and other materials on this Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance is placed.
9.1 The Company, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), and any of the Company’s group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with this Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of this Website, any websites linked to this Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this Website or your downloading of any material from this Website or any websites linked to this Website.
9.2 Nothing in this legal notice shall exclude or limit the Company’s liability for:
9.2.1 death or personal injury caused by the Companies;
9.2.2 fraudulent misrepresentation; or
9.2.3 any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law (including without limitation consumer law).
9.3 If your use of material on this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.
10. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This legal notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
This website is operated by: StudentStay UK Ltd, Kings House (Work.Life) 174 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 7JP, United Kingdom