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Data Protection and Privacy

Any personal data collected, held and processed by Darwin College (‘the College’) is treated confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’).

Personal data may be used for College and University of Cambridge (‘the University’) business and administration and direct marketing including but not limited to alumni activities, the sending of University and College publications and the promotion of benefits and services.

Personal data so collected may be shared with University departments, the University office in the United States, recognised alumni societies, sports and other clubs and societies affiliated to the College or the University and to agents contracted by the College or the University for purposes directly related to the interests of those institutions and/or their alumni.  Data will not otherwise be shared with third parties except in accordance with the Act.

The College assumes it has your permission so to use your personal data unless you object.  If you wish to do so, please contact the Dean, the College Data Protection Officer.

The College Data Protection policy is available here.

Cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site where necessary. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance. The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we alert your to the fact that cookies are being used and assume you are happy with this usage if you continue to browse our site. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Drupal: Our websites run the popular Drupal CMS (Content Mangement System) and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with Drupal, and whether you have logged into Drupal. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

Shopping Cart: We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you and what you’ve put in the shopping basket. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken. More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies may set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest where you see their icons. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information. The information above is given in good faith. However, if you are unsure about any of the specific points of the EU Cookie Law we recommend you consult your legal advisors.

Freedom of Information

If you wish to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Data Protection Act 1998, please make your request to foi@darwin.cam.ac.uk. Information that is available publicly is detailed in the College's Publication Scheme.

 

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