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Statutory Information

SUPC is an operating unit of Southern Universities Management Services (SUMS), a Company limited by guarantee.


Registered in England and Wales (No. 2732244). Registered Charity No. 1042175.


Registered Office: Reading Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, Reading, RG6 6BU


For Freedom of Information requests, please contact SUMS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0118 935 7081.


For more information, please visit www.sums.org.uk


Privacy Notice

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) is a division of Southern Universities Management Services (SUMS).


We do not capture and store any personal information about website visitors, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, through registration or by using an electronic form on our site in which your details are stored on our contact database.


How we will use the information about you
Our contact database is used to send the following information to you:


  • Invitations to upcoming SUPC events and other events relevant to procurement in the higher education sector
  • The weekly Member Update eNewsletter which contains updates on agreements as well as relevant SUPC and sector activities
  • Updates on agreement, supplier and contract information
  • Surveys to assess agreements, supplier performance, on-going procurement requirements, member satisfaction and event satisfaction 

Any personal information that you provide will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


We will only hold your personal information for as long as necessary. We will not disclose any personal information to any third parties with the exception of passing on your name, job title, institution and work email address to contracted consortia suppliers and speakers at SUPC events you have chosen to attend.  Please contact us if you wish to opt out of this 


How we will protect the information about you
The Data Protection Act 1998 obliges us to follow security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us in order to avoid unauthorised loss or access. As such, we have implemented industry-standard security systems and procedures to protect information from unauthorised disclosure, misuse or destruction.


How you can access your information
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of particular personal information we hold about you then please submit a subject access request in writing to the address below, providing sufficient information to judge whether the person making the request is the individual to whom the personal data relates. All requests will be dealt with in line with the guidelines set out by the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk)


Other websites

This website contains links to other sites. This privacy policy applies to this website only and so if you choose to click through to a website from a link displayed on www.supc.ac.uk then the privacy policy will no longer apply.


How to contact us

Questions regarding our privacy policy or information we hold about you, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0118 935 7081.


Reading Enterprise Centre
University of Reading
Earley Gate
Whiteknights Road
Reading, RG6 6BU 


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