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Introduction

This page explains what personal information we gather when you visit this web site.

Who will process my personal information?

The information published here applies to the use of your personal information (also known as 'personal data') by the University of Cambridge through the viewing or use of this site.

General personal information collected on our websites

When you visit any of the websites within the Cambridge domain we hold certain information about you for service and security reasons. For more information on this, please see https://www.cam.ac.uk/about-this-site/privacy-policy

Specific personal information collected on this website

This site asks you to provide information about yourself.

If you are alumni associated with the department:

We gather this information so that we can give prospective and current students a view of potential posts and activities that study here may lead to.  We use this personal information with your consent which you can withdraw at any time.

We share your data with anyone who visits our site for the reason stated above.

We will hold your data until you withdraw your consent or we decide to remove it.

If you are a researcher:

We gather this information so that we can adhere to University policy on research standards.  We use this personal data to fulfil our “contractual” relationship with you.

The Research Operations Office website on Ethics in Research gives details of how ethical approval is managed within the University.

We share your data with external bodies where this is appropriate, details can be obtained from the Research Operations Office.

We will hold your data for five years from the end of the academic year that this data was submitted.

Further information

For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see https://www.information-compliance.admin.cam.ac.uk/data-protection/general-data

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Session cookies expire when the user quits the browser (or earlier).

Persistent cookies remain within the browser after it is quit and restarted, until they reach their expiry date.

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This page was last updated in April 2018.

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