Personal Information on the Web
Lancaster University recognises the importance of personal privacy. This document explains how we collect and treat personal information on the Web.
What information is collected, and how is it used?
The University webservers automatically collect anonymous information, like the IP address of your computer, the browser software used, the operating system, access times and pages visited. This information is used to monitor usage and to assess the effectiveness of the University website.
In some sections of the University website anonymous data such as browser type or IP address may be used to customise web page content. This information is used in an anonymous form to ensure appropriate and effective delivery of content.
If you provide your email address by using subscription facilities or sending feedback, enquiries or requests by email, the personal information you provide (including your email address) will be used only to respond to your message or deliver the requested service. On occasion you may be asked to provide some limited personal information (such as your name and postal or email address), when requesting publications, information or services via the University web site. When providing this information, you may also be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from Lancaster University think relevant to you. Any personal information you provide will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and used only for the reason specified at the point of collection. We will not sell, licence or trade your personal details to any third party.
Personal information provided by you, and any other information relating to you, held by Lancaster University, may be used for the University's own management purposes, or occasionally shared with other organisations in line with legal compliance, for example, in the prevention of crime.
Appropriate security measures are in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information collected from you, including measures to prevent, as far as possible, access to University databases by parties other than Lancaster University.
Requests for Access
The gathering and processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. Any requests by individuals for access to information held about them by the University should be made in writing.
Any comments or feedback regarding this statement should be emailed or sent by post.