Privacy Policy

Our contact details 

Name: Disabled Students UK

Address: 45 Neasham Road, Darlington, England, DL1 4AG

Phone Number: 07951832320


Company Websites:, 

The type of personal information we collect 

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Email address
  • Inferred: Disability status (special category data), student status

This privacy notice is for signing up as a student contributor, not for your survey responses. A separate consent form is used for the survey.

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Your email address and first name is provided to us directly by you for the following reason:

  • You wish to be contacted about our research

We also receive the following personal information indirectly:

  • Disability status. We do not request this information directly, but by providing your email address you are taken to be signalling your status as a disabled person.
  • Student status. We do not request this information directly, but by providing your email address you are taken to be a current or former student.

We use the email address that you have given us in order to send you information about our research.

We will not share your personal data with anyone outside of this organisation. 

At any point you can stop receiving the survey or results and delete your data by pressing unsubscribe on the emails you receive. You can also de-register as a contributor by reaching out to

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

Article 6:

(f) We have a legitimate interest

We can use legitimate interests as a lawful basis for processing this information because we have a legitimate interest in seeking this information in order to fulfil our research goals, seeking this information is necessary to complete this research – we will not use your data for any other reason than that which you consent to – and your legal rights and freedoms will be protected (see ‘Your Data Protection Rights’).

Article 9:

(d) Not-for-profit bodies

We can rely on this lawful basis for processing your data because:

  • We are a not-for-profit body: a Community Interest Company
  • We are processing special category data as part of our legitimate activities
  • We are only processing the data of individuals in regular contact with us for activities in connection with our purposes 
  • We have appropriate safeguards in place: we restrict access to this data, will delete data after a certain time period, and you will be able to contact us to request deletion of your data
  • We will not disclose your data to any third party

These articles and lawful bases apply due to our processing of ‘special category data’. The special category data that is relevant in this case is the inference of contributors’ disability status. Although we do not seek this data directly, we invite contributions from those who are disabled, so this special category data is inferred from the act of you providing your email address.

How we store your personal information 

Your information is securely stored with Mailchimp which is GDPR compliant. DSUK team members who have access to Mailchimp have appropriate security measures in place. 

If you do not close your account before then, we keep your data for 3 years before asking whether you wish to continue your account. If you do not choose to continue your account we will delete your email address from our systems. 

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access â€“ You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. 

Your right to rectification â€“ You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. 

Your right to erasure â€“ You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to restriction of processing â€“ You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to object to processing â€“ You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability â€“ You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:            

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:

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