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  • Brave Space Collective exists to re-imagine and reform the broken complaints
    system in Higher Education to prioritise student dignity
    and safety over institutional reputation.
  • "A renewed and concerted effort is required across all
    UK universities and colleges to make Jewish students
    safe and feel safe on campus”
    Tackling Antisemitism in the UK 2022 – Renewing the Commitment.
    Report by HM Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism
  • “The NUS found that one in four Muslim students would not report an
    Islamophobic incident, either to their university or police. This was due
    to a lack of trust in their institution to respond appropriately”
    The experience of Muslim students in 2017–18.
    National Union of Students Report (2018)
  • This university was more bothered about covering the
    incident up to maintain a "spotless" reputation, than it
    was about tackling racism, sexism, or homophobia.
    ‘Tackling racial harassment: Universities challenged', 2019,
    A report by The Equality and Human Rights Commission

Privacy Principles

Brave Space Collective takes your privacy seriously. The following principles underpin our approach to respecting your privacy:

  • We value the trust that you place in us by giving us your personal information. We will always use your personal information in a way that is fair and worthy of that trust. 
  • We will provide clear information about how we use your personal information. We shall always be transparent with you about what information we collect, what we do with it, with whom we share it and who you should contact if you have any concerns.
  • We will take all reasonable steps to protect your information from misuse and keep it secure.
  • We will comply with all applicable data protection laws and regulations and we will co-operate with data protection authorities. In the absence of data protection legislation, we will act in accordance with generally accepted principles governing data protection.

Privacy Notice

This notice explains how we collect and use information that we may hold about you as an individual.

This notice covers the following:

What is personal information?

Personal information is any information that tells us something about you or could uniquely identify you. This could include information such as your name, contact details or date of birth.

How do we collect personal information?

We collect personal information about you that you directly give us through the support session booking form on our website.

What information do we collect?

We collect the following category of information about you:

Information that you give us directly

We only collect information from you directly when you provide us with personal information when you sign up to the support sessions via our website.

The types of information we collect from you directly include your:

  • Personal contact details such as name, telephone number and personal email addresses
  • Any other personal information that you voluntarily provide to us

How do we use your information?

We only your information for the following purposes:

  • To administer and facilitate your enrolment and participation in the Brave Space Collective support sessions and to provide you with information about our activities
  • To administer relationships with you as a client of our services and provide you with information that you require to continue that relationship.
  • To administer your attendance at the Brave Space Collective support sessions to ensure that your requirements are accommodated so that you can fully participate in the sessions

What is the legal basis that permits us to use your information?

Under data protection legislation we are only permitted to use your personal information if we have a legal basis for doing so as set out in the data protection legislation. The legal basis that permits us to use your information depends on the basis that we are using that information for. We rely on the following legal bases to use your information:

  • Where we need information to perform the contract we have entered with you.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

How do we share your information?

  • The information you submit to us via the booking form on the Brave Space Collective website is not held on any external servers.
  • We use a third-party website provider who transfers your information from the website directly to the Head of Membership Services at Goldsmiths Student Union via a password protected secure spreadsheet
  • The only other person to see this information is the counsellor who is delivering the support sessions

How do we keep your information secure?

We take all reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure and require any third parties that handle or process your personal information for us to do the same. Access to your personal information is restricted to prevent unauthorised access, modification or misuse and is only permitted among The Head of Membership and the support session counsellor on a need-to-know basis.

For how long do we keep your information?

As a rule, we will keep your personal information only for as long as we need it.  We will retain your information for the duration of the time that we need to use it.  Within one week of completing your 6-week block of support sessions we will delete your information. 

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances. You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request