Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect PlusDate of last revision: May 2008
Terms and Conditions
On registering for Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus you will be bound by these terms and conditions and agree to them. Using or accessing this website indicates your continuing acceptance of these terms and conditions. The University may change these terms and conditions at any time by updating this page. You should check from time to time to review these terms and conditions to ensure that you are happy to continue using the website under the changed terms and conditions. If you do not accept the terms and conditions applying please do not continue to use the website.
Membership of Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus is open to alumni, friends and supporters of the University. This website is not for use by children and is not directed at children.
The University reserves the right to refuse any application for membership of Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus and is under no obligation to divulge to any applicant the reason why their registration has been unsuccessful.
Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus enables members to connect with the University and with each other. It gives members access to a wide range of services including updating details, event registration, enewsletters, targeted benefits and services, links with alumni, and professional groups and networks, email forwarding, surveys and polls. It is managed by the University's Alumni Relations team in the Directorate of Marketing.
Data protection and use of information provided by visitors
Where you are required under this website to provide personal data, this data will be used primarily for communication with members of the University and Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus and for the delivery of Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus services detailed above. The University may also contact you from time to time with details of its range of services and schemes and may contact you for feedback on these. The University may inform you of events held in conjunction with a third party.
Information will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable legislation. Under the terms of the Act you have the right to withhold consent for the use of your data for any of the above purposes. If you wish to withhold consent please inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to: The Alumni Relations team, Directorate of Marketing, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield S1 1WB.
Third party access
With the exception of information which you choose to post or share with third parties (see below), the University does not share your information with third parties, except agencies working on our behalf and, where required, to our statutory bodies who compile statistics about our former students. The University ensures such agencies will also handle information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
An exception to this policy is our online search facility, such as directories and 'Find a Friend', where registered Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus members will see the information you decide to make available through your profile.
Use of the Alumni Connect Plus site
You acknowledge that all information, comments, photos and any other materials that are placed on the website are the sole responsibility of the person who made such postings. This means that you are entirely responsible for all material that you post, email or otherwise transmit to this website. The University does not control postings by others and therefore does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such postings but will operate a rigorous take down policy of any material found to be inappropriate and will respond to any complaints. Although the University expects members to abide by these terms and conditions and its IT Regulations when making postings, you understand that by using this website, you may be exposed to postings that are offensive and objectionable. If you find material posted by another user objectionable please email us at email@example.com stating your objections. You also acknowledge that when you make information available through your profile and other postings, you do so at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or in directories such as 'Find a Friend' or when posting comments, messages, photos or other items, this information may become publicly available.
You are fully responsible for any information supplied by your user name and you must not share your user name and password. You must exit from or log out of Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus to ensure that others cannot access the website.
Our website is strictly for personal and non-commercial use. It is not intended as a business service and the University reserves the right to terminate a member's registration if business use is evident.
When using the website, you agree to comply with the University's IT Regulations at http://students.shu.ac.uk/rightsrules/othercodesandpolicies/it/15.html and you agree not to use this website to -
- post any material that you do not own or any copyrighted, vulgar, harassing, hateful, threatening, sexual or unlawful material.
- send junk or spam emails or "chain" letters
- impersonate any person or entity including an officer or employee of the University
- stalk or otherwise harass another user of this website or University employee
- collect or store personal data about other users of the website
The University reserves the right to terminate the registration of any member failing to comply with the University's IT Regulations or responsible for posting inappropriate material.
When using our email forwarding service the email name you request must contain your name and year of graduation and, unless already taken, be in one of the following formats -
Any email name which could be construed as offensive or which could bring the University into disrepute will be removed.
The email forwarding service is provided by the University to facilitate communication between members of the University's alumni. Certain uses are inconsistent with this purpose, including, but not limited to,
- activities that are illegal or fraudulent
- use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval or sponsorship by Sheffield Hallam University or any individual member of its staff
- use that can be confused with official communications from Sheffield Hallam University
- activities that interfere with the proper working of other websites or web services.
The use of @alumnimail.shu.ac.uk addresses as the origin or reply-to address in unsolicited junk email (spam) is forbidden.
The University will terminate the membership of Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus of any member who engages in these or similar practices.
The University reserves the right to take legal action against individuals who cause it to be involved in legal proceedings through inappropriate use of Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus.
Accuracy of information
The University does not accept responsibility for errors or inaccuracy of information within the website. The University is not responsible for the accuracy of any third party site which is linked to or from the Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus website, nor do such links imply endorsement of that site. If you believe that any information Sheffield Hallam University has published on the Alumni Connect Plus website is incorrect, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org and any information which is found to be incorrect will be corrected as soon as possible.
If you feel that this site is not following its stated Terms and Conditions please contact email@example.com or write to the Alumni Relations team, Directorate of Marketing, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Sheffield S1 1WB.
Suspension and termination of membership
The University reserves the right to suspend and terminate the account of users at any time and for any reason. Any user who is suspended has the right of appeal to the Alumni Relations team. The Alumni Relations team has the final decision to allow the reconnection of a user. Members of Alumni Connect Plus can terminate their membership at any time. If you decide to terminate your membership, the personal profile you supply will be removed from the website. To terminate your membership please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimers of warranties and limitation of liabilities
Please note the following important disclaimers of warranties
- This website, its services and content are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind (either express or implied).
- The University does not warrant that this website or any of its functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this website or the servers that support this website are free of viruses or other harmful components.
- Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this website is done at your sole risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download.
You understand and agree that the University shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or any other damages whatsoever arising out of the use or inability to use this website or the use of any content of this website except for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the University.
The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England. You hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Sheffield Hallam University Alumni Connect Plus uses Blackbaud NetCommunity software. Whilst at the moment NetCommunity does not meet all levels of the W3C's Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines, it does reach an adequate level of compliance and is continuously being improved. If you have any difficulty accessing this site and require further help please email email@example.com.