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This is how we use the data provided by you when signing up to the Jumpstart scheme

Solent University and John Smith's have set up a joint scheme (JumpStart) to help you make the very best of your time at the University by improving access to the learning tools you need to support your studies. If you are an eligible new student you will receive funds loaded on to an account that you can use with John Smith's. You can use your JumpStart funds on the website to help with the purchase of your required textbooks and other learning materials.

By participating in the scheme, the university will share your information with John Smith's for the purpose of administering the scheme. This information includes your contact details e.g. student number, student name & University email address, and academic information e.g. year of study, school of study, degree name.

Solent University will collect and use information about your JumpStart account. This information includes your contact details, information about the use of your JumpStart scheme, and transactions in the John Smith's website.

Your information will be used for the following purposes:

i administration of the scheme;

ii monitoring of the scheme;

iii providing you with relevant scheme updates and/or marketing material.

Solent University may also use your JumpStart account data to see how you use the scheme, and to understand your purchasing behaviour. Your JumpStart data may also be combined with other data which the University holds to identify meaningful patterns, with the sole intention of providing effective personalised support to improve your learning experience.

We will only share your information within Solent University (staff only) and the John Smith's Group. Your information will be processed and held securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK's implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Solent University's Codes of Practice.