Student and Graduate Publishing

Privacy Policy

Student and Graduate Publishing Privacy Policy

Updated 17/05/2018

This privacy notice has been compiled and published online to help you understand why we ask you for your personal information when you use one of our websites, and how we will use this information. We will always explain the purpose of our data collection before we ask you for your personal details.

1.0 Definitions of Terms used in this Privacy Policy.

1.1 ‘SGP’ means Student and Graduate Publishing Limited. 

1.2 ‘We’, ‘Our’, or ‘Us’ means Student and Graduate Publishing Ltd, with a trading address of: 

Student and Graduate Publishing Limited, 

The Screen Works Room 102, 

22 Highbury Grove,

London, 

England, 

N5 2EF

and any current employee of SGP who is operating on its behalf. 

1.3 Loud means www.loudmag.co.uk

Grad Mag means www.graduatemag.co.uk

Study International means www.studyinternationalmag.com

1.4 The ‘Data Controller’ is Student and Graduate Publishing.

1.5 ‘Our Websites’ means www.loudmag.co.uk, www.graduatemag.co.uk, www.studyinternationalmag.com  and any pages that begin with these URLs. Our websites are owned and operated by SGP.

1.6 ‘Member’ means any person who uses Our Website or Our services, who has registered with Our Website and has therefore created an individual user account. 

1.7 ‘Personal Data’ means any data, that we may request from you and that you may provide to us, that allows someone to identify or contact you. 

1.8 ‘Non-personal Data’ means any non-identifiable information such as a user's behaviour pattern when they visit Our Website.

2.0 Who does this apply to?

2.1 This privacy notice applies to all our website users whether registered or not, including people reading our blog and using our online magazines. 

2.2 By accessing our website and online magazines, you agree to be bound by the terms of our Privacy notice stated below. If you do not agree to be bonded by these terms, please do not use or access our website or webmagazines.

2.3 Anyone under 13 years of age should not register with us. If you are under 16 years of age and want to register with Our website, or use services provided by us you must obtain a parent or guardian's permission before registering. You may also discuss this privacy policy with them before obtaining their permission. If you are under 16 you hereby confirm that your parent or guardian has consented to your use of Our Website and Our services, and to the terms in this Privacy Notice.

3.0 Why do we collect data?

At SGP we collect different types of information about our users for five main reasons:

3.1 To help you find courses and universities and apprenticeships that are right for you

3.2 To provide personalised services unique to individual users

3.3 To help us monitor and improve the services we offer

3.4 To help us identify trends and offer anonymised sector-level insights on Higher Education and student recruitment. We collate, or combine, data from groups of users to provide statistical information about people who use Our Website or Our services to advertisers. None of this data can be used to identify an individual. 

We may provide this information to potential advertisers to encourage them to contribute to Our Website or webmagazines, or to purchase advertising space. This makes our Website more useful to users, and helps us keep our services free for users. We may use Google Analytics to help us create this aggregate data. 

4.0 What information do we collect about you on SGP websites?

4.1 We gather personal and non-personal data about you. Information is gathered in two ways:

  1. indirectly (e.g. using  SGP Site technology)

  2. directly (e.g. when you become a Member, or you otherwise provide your information when you interact with our services)

4.2 You can browse our websites without providing any personal information, however if you would like to receive our online magazine and email updates you will need to register with us.

4.3 When you register on one of our websites, you will need to supply your email address and other information. This action will automatically register you as a member of the SGP community.

4.4 When you register as a Member we may collect some, or all, of the following information:

  1. Name, username, email address, password.

  2. Postcode and address.

  3. Current educational status.

  4. Course, subject area and institution of interest.

  5. Grades or predicted grades.

  6. Phone number.

  7. Date of birth.

  8. Nationality and country of residence.

  9. Current school or college.

4.5 We may collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system and Internet Protocol (IP) address. We also use cookies and URL information to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and which you viewed.

4.6 We may collect certain software and hardware information about your Device, for example your Device ID - the ID that is unique to the device on which you install or access Our services.   

4.7 If you provide feedback or contact us for support we will collect your name and email address and possibly other Personal Data, as well as any other content that you send us, in order to respond to and address any issue.

5.0 How we use your information?
5.1 When someone visits our websites we use cookies to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. Cookies are used to help us:

  1. Understand and save user's preferences for future personalised user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and products in which you are most interested.

  2. Keep track of advertisements.

  3. Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions so We can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

5.2 We may use your data to send periodic emails about competitions, relevant advertiser’s opportunities, promotions, surveys or other site features. You will be given the choice at the point of registration to receive this information and can choose not to. You can opt out at any point using the email opt out button on correspondence or by emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

5.3 We may use your data to follow up an enquiry you have made to any institutions, or chase progress on a course you are interested in as long as you have given consent for us to do so.

6.0 How long will we keep this data for?

6.1 If you do not log into your account on Our Website for 3 years, or re-provide consent for us to keep your data, we will close your account and delete any personal data that we have gathered from you. 

6.2 We retain data for three years because the majority of Members are in Year 12.  Many students repeat a year or take a gap year. We keep data for three years so we can offer support and advice to Members from when they begin thinking about higher education, to when they embark upon a course. 

7.0 Registering for events

7.1 To register for an event, you must become a Member of Our Website, and provide some, or all, of the data that is listed in Section 4.4

7.2 If you scan your ticket at an exhibitor’s stand, we will share this information with them so they can send you information about opportunities that may be of interest to you. They may use this information to see if you subsequently apply to study with them.    

7.3 We use your name and contact details to send you our newsletter, supply you with information from a university, apprenticeship or student related service provider tell you about changes to your chosen event and to ask you your opinion about our services.

7.4 If you chose to opt-in or opt-out of receiving further information from SGP, we record your name, contact details, and how and if you want to be contacted.

7.5 We retain the information you provide to produce research about such things as their impact on access to higher education. As stated in section 3.4, any statistical analysis reports that we produce will not allow you to be identified. 

8.0 How data is stored - Security

8.1 SGP are committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alterations, disclosure or destruction of information that we hold. 

Our security measures include: –

encryption of our services and data; review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures; restrict access to personal access to personal information to SGP Ltd employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to process it for us and who are subject to contractual confidentiality and processing obligations. They may be disciplined or their contract terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

9.0 Disclosure of personal information
10.1 We will not disclose personal data without your consent unless required by law.

10.2 We may share your personal information with organisations that are part of the same group as the data controller, as those companies may provide services to you over our websites. 

10.3 When the user has provided consent via the tick box, we may pass your details to Milkround School Leavers (Target Jobs) whom we work in collaboration with. If you consent for us to share your data with them by ticking a box when you become a Member, we will share some of your personal data with them so they can offer free careers advice.  You can unsubscribe from their service at any time please see their T&Cs and Privacy Policy.

11.0 Your rights

11.2 The right to withdraw consent at any time, where relevant. You can ask us to delete any of your personal data at any time at any time by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All third parties being provided with details also agree to provide users with clear instructions to opt out of correspondence and have their details permanently removed.

11.3 If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by contacting us. If any of your personal details change, it is important that you tell us straight away so that we can keep your information accurate and up-to-date.

11.4 If you wish to stop receiving regular updates, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can unsubscribe by clicking on the unsubscribe link in each email you receive from us.

11.5 If you wish to delete your details completely, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12.0 Access to your personal Information

12.1 You can find out if we hold any personal information by making a 'subject access request' under the Data Protection Act 1998, and the GDPR 2016.

12.2 If we do hold information about you we will:

  1. give you a description of it;

  2. tell you why we are holding it;

  3. tell you who it could be disclosed to;

  4. let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form; and

  5. remove your details completely if you request us to

12.3 To make a request for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to the below address:

Student & Graduate Publishing Ltd
Room 102, The Screen Works
22 Highbury Grove
London N5 9EF

13.0 Third party advertisers
13.1 We sell space on our websites to advertisers. The adverts they display on our websites will often contain cookies. Our advertisers may use cookies or similar technologies to provide you with advertisements.

13.2 Third parties that support our services by serving advertisements or providing other services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate service usage, may also use cookies and other technologies to collect information relevant to the provision of those services.
13.3 We do not control third-party cookies or other technologies. Their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. You should make sure you are aware of how third parties will use cookies by checking the third party’s cookie policy.

14.0 Links to other websites
14.1 On our website there are lots of links to course provider websites. This privacy notice does not cover these links. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

15.0 Sale of UK Uni Search Ltd
15.1 If we sell part or all of our business, customer and user information may be one of the transferred business assets. If this happens, your information may be disclosed to any successors of our business for them to use for the purposes set out in this Policy.

16.0 Changes to our Privacy Notice
16.1 We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 16.05.2018

17.0 How to contact us

17.1 If you want to request more information about our privacy policy, you can email us or write to:

Student and Graduate Publishing
Room 102, The Screen Works
22 Highbury Grove
London N5 9EF

Or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.