Privacy Policy for alumni, donors and friends

Data Protection

All personal information is held securely by the University and will be treated confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Our Privacy Notice explains the purposes for which we hold your data and how your information is processed. Please do take a moment to view the full Privacy Notice.

Bath Alumni Online

Bath Alumni Online is provided free of charge to alumni. All users will be verified during registration before being granted full access to the site. The University of Bath reserves the right to refuse access to anyone who misuses the site in any way and to delete inappropriate updates to individual profiles. Bath Alumni Online includes searchable  alumni directories. Apart from your name at graduation, year of graduation and department, you will be able to choose how much information is made public to other alumni on the 'Update your profile' page. Where other alumni have chosen to make their contact details available please treat this information with respect and do not disclose it to a third party. Anyone found to be contacting alumni for purposes other than friendship and/or networking within the alumni community, for example spam, junk mail, or soliciting employment or business, will be removed from the site and their access terminated. Information you have chosen to give about salary and income will be used only for generic statistical and ranking purposes and is important in helping raise the profile of your degree. Please be assured that your name will not be divulged or published in conjunction with this data.

Bath Connection

Bath Connection, our e-networking service for alumni and students is hosted by an external provider of online services. If you sign up for Bath Connection we will need to share your personal data with the external service provider as strictly necessary for the operation of the system, (they have undertaken to comply with all necessary data protection legislation and measures). 

Use of links

Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Creating a text link from your web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our website, please email us with the subject "Link request". 

Use of text and images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.


This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with the relevant guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us.

Opt-out or change your contact information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.

BA2 and e-newsletters

BA2 magazine and alumni e-newsletters are sent to alumni and friends for whom we have up-to-date contact details. Following their publication, issues of BA2 and e-news will remain available on our website. Please be aware when submitting a class note that your information will remain stored on the public pages of our site.


BathMail usernames and passwords are different to Bath Alumni Online usernames and passwords. We do not store passwords for users of BathMail after it has been changed from the initial activation password provided to the user. The Alumni Relations Team will only reset a user's password if this has been requested by the user and the user's identity has been verified. The University of Bath reserves the right to remove user accounts where misuse is reported.


Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website; they can facilitate communication and interaction with the site. The alumni site collects HTTP cookies which are used for research and development and to track visitors to our site.

You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer by adjusting your web browser preferences, but this may interfere with some of the functionality of the site. You can find out more about the University of Bath's policy on data collection and cookies at

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at

Find out more about the University of Bath's Data Protection and Privacy Policy.