Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Project


Who we are 

The University of Wolverhampton (‘The University’, ‘we’ or ‘us’) are a ‘Data Controller’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018 and are responsible for, and control the processing of your Personal Data. You can contact us at email dataprotection@wlv.ac.uk, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY. Tel. 01902 32 1000. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at dataprotection@wlv.ac.uk.

The University of Wolverhampton, specifically, the ECMS Project will collect and processes your Personal Data to facilitate the business engagement support that is being provided to beneficiaries through the ECMS Project, on behalf of the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership/Midlands Engine’s Black Country Local Growth Deal and the comply with contractual obligations to these funding bodies.

How We Use Your Data


Lawful Basis (Reason)



To keep a record of key activities and/or communications between you, the business you represent, the ECMS, its Training Associate Organisation and Partner Organisations.

Public Task


To keep a record of your event registration and attendance through either a record of your feedback of the event or a visual record of your attendance at a virtual event (webinar) through screenshots. 


Public Task




To identify and advise you of other relevant business opportunities where there is mutual benefit to both parties such as opportunities for collaboration.


Legitimate interest


To keep you up to date with relevant events and activities at the ECMS, at Partner Organisations and with our Training Associate Organisations.


Legitimate interest


To share relevant news and achievements of ECMS, its’ staff, Partner Organisations, Training Associate Organisation and any other contributing organisations.


Legitimate interest


To invite you to business events and keep you up to date with other information which we feel may be of interest to you from when you attended one of our events or communicated with us.

Legitimate interest


To send you newsletters or other relevant information where you have subscribed to our emails.


If you would like to opt-out of the above Communications then please let us know.  See “How to contact us” below for further information.

How we collect your personal information

The vast majority of information will be provided by you when you:

  • make an enquiry or express your interest in our services through our website;
  • contact our team regarding business liaison or business support activities offered by us;
  • complete and return surveys or feedback forms;
  • register for or attend an event or webinar sponsored by the ECMS or through one of our Training Associate Organisations;
  • book to use or to hire ECMS Facilities; and

We may also obtain your personal data when:

  • you are referred to the ECMS Project from a Project Partner Organisation; or
  • you enrol on a relevant apprenticeship course, your main education provider will provides us with a copy of your apprenticeship contract.

We may process the following personal information about you:

  1. Your title and full name.

b.     Your image if you are participating in a webinar hosted by the ECMS.


  • Your business details including company telephone/mobile number, company email address, position and your company address.

The lawful basis we rely on for processing this information is that it is necessary for a contract or for steps taken to enter into that contract.  

Who We Share Your Personal Data With

Information is shared with relevant departments within the University for the purposes outlined above. In addition, statistic and identifiable data will be shared with Walsall Council, the accountable body, to enable project output information to be verified Public TASK. We also share statistical non identifiable data with the Project funding body which is the Black Country LEP.

We may also share personal details with organisations with enforcement powers such as HMRC or the Police. However, we will only do so if this is required to comply with our legal obligation to disclose information to these bodies. We will only share the minimum amount of personal data with any of the above and will always do so in accordance with the law.


Your data is retained in line with the contractual obligations of the Project until March 2023 plus ten years.

Your Rights

As an individual, you have a number of rights available to you. To find out more about how you may exercise those rights, please see our Data Protection web pages available here or the ICO website for more information.

You have the right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing. If you would like to amend your mailing subscriptions or unsubscribe from the ECMS Project Newsletter or general database please email enquiries@theecms.co.uk with the heading “Unsubscribe”.

How to contact us

Should you have any queries, suggestions or issues please do not hesitate to contact the ECMS Project office on 01902 321678, ecms@wlv.ac.uk or alternatively, you can write to us at ECMS, Springfield, Campus, Cambridge Street, Wolverhampton, WV10 OJR

How to Complain

If you have any queries, concerns or believe that your Personal Data is being handled in a manner which is contrary to statutory requirements, you may wish to contact the University of Wolverhampton’s Data Protection Officer via dataprotection@wlv.ac.uk or complain to the ICO via www.ico.org.uk

Changes to Privacy Notice

We regularly review our privacy notice and will review it at least annually. This privacy notice was last updated on 12 July 2021.