The policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit this website, and how that information will be used. Please note that although this website may provide links to other sites, this policy only applies to this website.

In order to register as a user of the website, you will be asked to provide some limited personal information. The University may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to the University holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose. Personal information collected and/or processed by the University is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

When you visit some pages on this website, your computer may be issued with a small file (a “cookie”) for the purposes of managing and improving the services on the website. Some of these cookies are essential for parts of the website to operate. You can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them. However, if you use your browser setting to block all cookies  you may not be able to access all or part of this website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit the website. No cookie will be issued for a period longer than twelve months, and most will be for shorter periods. Details about what cookies are active can usually be found through you browser.

Demographical and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of the website, including the nature of, and Personal information provided to the University by you will be used for the purpose stated when the information is requested. The University may use your information to provide you with information that it feels may be of interest to you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purpose. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations without your permission.

The University may use services provided by third parties to store and process your information. Accordingly, the University may transfer the information which you provide to such third parties. This may include the transfer of your information to countries other than the country in which you originally provided it. These countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you provided the information. When the University uses such third party services or transfers your information to other countries, it will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is processed securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. By submitting information, you consent to this transfer, storing and processing.

Any changes the University may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Any queries or concerns about privacy on this website should be sent to

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