IoSR Privacy Notice

The Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) is part of the University of Surrey, which is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a data controller. General information about the University's data processing can be found at The IoSR processes data in accorance with University policy and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The information below summarises specific data processing that is conducted using the IoSR's website and Professional Training Year (PTY) network-accessible storage (NAS).

Data Processed

The IoSR uses its website and PTY NAS to process data relating to:

Purposes of Processing / Storage Periods / Automation

Data are processed for:

  1. management of undergraduate admissions;
  2. management of student PTY placements;
  3. submission of some types of coursework;
  4. booking of tutorials;
  5. maintenance of a public-facing graduate employment list (a.k.a. Where Are They Now?);
  6. provision of a message board;
  7. maintenance of a wiki-based information resource; and
  8. maintenance of user accounts for access to restricted areas of the website.
Each item in the above list links to further information about the nature of the processing involved, including the data storage period(s) and any automated decision making.

Data/Purpose Cross-Reference

The specific relationships between data subjects and processing purposes are summarised in the following table (column numbers refer to the processing purposes listed above).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
course applicants - - - - - - -
current students - -
alumni - - - - -
staff -
placement employers - - - - - -
job advertisers - - - - - - -
recording requesters - - - - - - -

Legal Basis

Data relating to education and research are processed to allow the performance of tasks in these areas which are carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the University. Other data are processed for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the University or by a third party. These legitimate interests include:

When processing data for the purposes of such legitimate interests, careful consideration is always given to the interests and fundamental rights of the data subject(s).

Data Subject Rights

Data subjects have the right to request access to, correction of, erasure of, and restriction to the processing of their data. Minor day-to-day requests for information or corrections relating to IoSR-processed data can be made to the relevant IoSR contact (admissions, pty, webmaster @ For more comprehensive requests, please use the Subject Access Request Form on the University's main data processing webpages, linked at the top of this page.

Version 1.03 (10-Nov-2020)