GDPR and Data Protection

How we process your data and what your rights are

About us

The Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected and Electronic Systems (CEPS CDT) is jointly run by University College London (UCL) and the University of Cambridge.

UCL will collect, use, share and disclose information about applicants with the University of Cambridge, as part of the application process.

This means that UCL is what’s known as the ‘Controller’ and the University of Cambridge is a ‘Processor’ of the personal data you provide to us.

Personal data we collect about you

We only collect, use, store and transfer the details we need to process your application to the course. We need to know this basic personal data in order to process your application. We do not collect any personal data that we do not need to provide and oversee this service to you.

How we use your personal data

Your personal data will be collected and processed by staff at UCL and University of Cambridge for the purpose of carrying out their job at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected and Electronic Systems (CEPS CDT). Access to your personal information is limited to staff who have a legitimate need to see it for the purpose of processing your application to the training programme.

We will use the information to:

  • identify you
  • process your application
  • verify your information
  • make decisions about offering you a place or funding
  • tell you the outcome and give feedback if appropriate

The Controller and Processor are required to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. They are not permitted to process your personal data for any other purpose than outlined above.

We may also use or disclose the information provided for statutory or public interest purposes. This could be to:

  • detect or prevent fraud
  • monitor equal opportunities
  • help us make any reasonable adjustments for a disability, if you have requested it
  • provide statutory information required by legislation
  • help with research, surveys and statistics. (It will not be possible to identify you in any research and statistics we publish or disclose.}

No other third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so.

How long we keep it

We will keep your personal data for as long as we are running this course, or until you inform us that you wish to withdraw your application and no longer want us to hold this information.

Who to contact with further questions?

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. Contact:

If you need further assistance or wish to complain about our use of your personal data or exercise any of your rights, please contact:

If you have any questions about your personal data that are not answered by the above privacy notice then please see the data protection web pages at: