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The Student Sex Work Project (TSSWP) was a four year study funded by the Big Lottery and delivered by academics from the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University –  

This online training package was developed by TSSWP and is based on the findings from the study and the experiences of the staff who worked on the project. The aim of the training is to raise awareness of the experiences of student sex workers towards a reduction in stigma and harm. It is appropriate for those over the age of 18. Undertaking the training requires the collection and processing of personal data by Swansea University who will act as the Data Controller and Atebol who will act as a third-party data processor.  This includes personal data . Swansea University is committed to protecting the rights of participants in line with the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Swansea University has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through

We take the collection, storage and use of personal data very seriously. In this document, you will find an explanation of why we collect individual data, how we process it and the steps we take to ensure data security at all stages.

All data collected through TSSWP online training application is processed and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Legal Basis

We have contacted you because you have either consented to receive emails from us regarding courses or events in relation to understanding sex work or from your professional profile or position within your organisation it is in the legitimate interests of the University to make you aware of the training which may be of use to you in your role. We may have obtained your email address directly from you or from open sources such as (but not exclusively) organisational websites. If you do not wish to receive further information from us, please contact


What kind of information do we collect?

We collect the following pieces of information on those undertaking the online training through the initial application online request form:

  • Name
  • Contact details
  • Organisation you work and position
  • Nationality
  • Country of work/study/residence 
  • A brief description of why you want to access the training  
  • Whether you would be prepared to receive future information from us and whether we can contact you again to evaluate what if any difference the training has made to your professional practice or organisational policy.


Consent – Right to Withdraw

Where processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent any anytime by emailing

Why we collect individual data and how we use it

We collect data on individuals for the following main reasons. 

  1. For the purposes of monitoring the scale and need of the training.  
  2. For the purposes of evaluation, which helps us to assess the effectiveness and impact of the training on professional practice and organisational policy.


How data is processed

To access the online training you must first complete a short online application form. The form is then submitted to an administrator within the University who will consider the request and approve if the application is accepted.
The applicant’s data is kept on a secure server whilst they undertake the training.
At a point in time they may be contacted again by the project and asked further questions on whether the training has impacted on their professional practice or organisational policy.


How long will your information be held?

TSSWP will retain your information for a period no longer than six years.   


Sharing your data

Your data may be shared with other members of TSSWP or Swansea University.

Generalised anonymised data will be analysed for research purposes and used towards the submission of a REF Impact Case Study.  Publications will be aimed at the academic community and we intend circulating our publications amongst our stakeholders, e.g potential funders, potential partner organisations, etc. 

Personal data is not shared with anyone outside of the University other than TSSWP under a data processing agreement and no data will be transferred overseas.


Security of your information

Data protection legislation requires us to keep your information secure. This means that your confidentiality will be respected, and all appropriate measures will be taken to prevent unauthorised access and disclosure. Only members of staff who need access to relevant parts or all of your information will be authorised to do so. Information about you in electronic form will be subject to password and other security restrictions, while paper files will be stored in secure areas with controlled access. 

Some processing may be undertaken on the University’s behalf by an organisation contracted for that purpose. Organisations processing personal data on the University’s behalf will be bound by an obligation to process personal data in accordance with data protection legislation.


What are your rights?

You have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, to restrict and to port your personal information. If you have any concerns about the use of data for these purposes or would like a copy of the data we hold about you, requests or objections should be made in writing to the University Data Protection Officer:-

Data Protection Officer

Vice-Chancellor’s Office

Swansea University

Swansea, SA2 8PP



Further questions?

If you have further questions about how we process individual monitoring data, please feel free to get in touch with Debbie Jones


How to make a complaint

If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal information has been processed you may in the first instance contact the University Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.


If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF

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