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Further Help and Information

This article will be updated on a regular basis. Updates may be required in response to updates to DARS or changes to business processes or errors.

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Data Protection

Ensure you are familiar with the Data Protection laws before adding data to records in DARS. All information recorded should be specific to Fundraising.

You should not record sensitive information such as religious or medical information without the permission of the constituent.

Please ensure you are familiar with the information in the websites listed below.


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1. Data Protection & DARS

The DARS Participation Agreement and Data Access Protocol can be downloaded from the DARS Website: www.darscentral.ox.ac.uk/datasecurity

2. University Policy on Data Protection

Users should familiarise themselves with the University’s policy on Data Protection by reading the information available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/compliance/dataprotection/policy/

3. University Data Protection Officer

Further information about the Data Protection Act can be obtained from the website or the University’s Data Protection Officer: data.protection@admin.ox.ac.uk

4. Regulations relating to the use of Information Technology Facilities

All university members should adhere to the following regulations when using IT facilities: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml

DARS Helpdesk

Contact the DARS Helpdesk if you are a member of staff and have any problems or need help using the system:


01865 612300


01865 284880




Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm (UK time),

excluding public holidays and University closure days. 



DARS Project

An overview and further details about the DARS project can be found at www.darscentral.ox.ac.uk/aboutdars

DARS Glossary

Find a list of DARS terminology and their meanings at www.darscentral.ox.ac.uk/policies

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