Please provide a description of the information you require from the University of Birmingham. A clear and full description will help us to supply that information. If your request relates to specific document(s), please provide any details of the document you may have (eg date of production, author etc) and its likely location (eg the relevant staff member, Office or School). If you are uncertain as to how to describe the information you require, The Information Compliance Manager will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance, or direct you to others who can help (The Information Compliance Manager may be contacted as shown in Note (v) below):
NB. The University of Birmingham has the right to ask for clarification of any request for information where it does not prove possible to identify the information needed from the original description provided.
Where your request covers information that is already published by the University, we will provide you with directions on how to locate the appropriate information in its usual published format. Otherwise, we can provide you with either: the opportunity to view the information by appointment with The Information Compliance Manager; or the information in "permanent" form (eg photocopies of the relevant information); or, where relevant, the information in digest form. Please note below your preference for receipt of information:
(i) Where the University already publishes the information requested, you will be directed to the relevant public resource.
(ii) Though there is no limit to the scope of the information you may request, please note that the University may have the right to refuse vexatious requests (under the terms of Section 14 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000), to obscure or suppress information that relates to other third parties (under the terms of Principles 1, 6 and 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998) and to not disclose information that is covered by relevant exemptions allowed by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If your request is refused, a full explanation will be provided along with details of the relevant appeal process.
(iii) In cases where the University holds only some of the information requested, we will respond as fully as we can. Should we need to redirect an enquiry to some other public body you will be informed of this immediately.
(iv) Should the University require the payment of a fee for the recovery and/or supply of the information, you will be notified of the sum involved. If you do not remit the fee within 3 months of the date of the notification, your request for the information will be deemed to have lapsed, and the University will not supply you with that information.
(v) Address for correspondence: Information Compliance Manager, Legal Services, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2TT