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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and the ways in which your personal data is used, as well as information about cookies. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to our processing please contact us using the contact details on this website.

Led by the University of Hull, Aura is at the forefront of innovation for the offshore wind sector through leading collaboration, pioneering ideas and outstanding innovation. Aura aims to help solve the technical and operational challenges facing the offshore wind sector and facilitate the development of skills and expertise.

The information that you provide will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Your personal data will be collected and processed for the purpose of helping you with your enquiry, tracking our engagement activity with you and your organisation, as well as to update you about initiatives, events and conferences, training and funding opportunities and newsletters and sector updates. The data may be used to compile reports and statistics to comply with contractual requirements and for general administration purposes.

To help progress your enquiry we may share your personal data with other internal departments including relevant academic departments, marketing and business engagement departments and with external subsidiaries and partner organisations and with our funders and organisations delivering services on their behalf. 

The personal data that you provide to the University of Hull will be held by the University of Hull in compliance with our Retention Schedule.

The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) is owned and delivered by the University of Hull and is part funded by European Regional Development Fund and the Green Port Growth Programme. If you enquire about the Aura Innovation Centre, attend an ERDF funded event, rent space or hire meeting and conference facilities or receive support from the AIC through a combination of academic and technical staff time to scope, design and deliver innovation projects together with materials and equipment support and workshop equipment support, this data will be maintained in line with the contractual requirements of the project.  In line with the requirements of the ESIF Growth Programme 2014-2020 this data will be maintained for at least 10 years after the lifetime of the funding programme and will therefore be retained until at least 31 December 2035 and will be shared with the funding body, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for contractual reasons, for reporting; statistical & research purposes; statutory purposes and subsequent evaluation of the project.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, the University must establish a legal basis for processing your personal data and communicate this to you. The legal basis for processing your personal data is based on your consent.

Your right of access to your personal data

You have a right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like to request a copy of some or all of your personal data, please contact the University’s Information Compliance Department.

We want to make sure that your personal data is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate.

Your other rights as a data subject

The GDPR provides you, as a data subject, with a number of rights in relation to your personal data. You have the right to withdraw your consent where that is the legal basis of our processing, have inaccuracies in the personal data that we hold about you rectified, a right to erasure, to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted, to object to certain processing activities and to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office about the way we process your personal data.

Changes to our privacy notice

We will keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on our web page and inform data subjects of this change

Who do I contact if I want to know more?

For further information about your right to access information we hold about you, or to make a complaint about the way in which we are handling your personal information please visit our Governance and Information Compliance pages or contact the Governance and Information Compliance Team at

If you are not satisfied with our response or wish to raise a complaint with our supervisory body, you may complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.

University of Hull Details:

The University of Hull is a registered data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The registered address is:

The University of Hull

Cottingham Road



If you would like to update your information or preferences, please email us at  

Other Websites

Our web site may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are small data files websites store on your device to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

What is in a cookie?

Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their device a bit intrusive. Although this is generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website. You can remove cookies cookies by going into your browsers control panel/preferences.