The University of Warwick recognises that personal privacy is an important issue, and we support the protection of internet privacy as required by UK legislation.
This statement explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the University of Warwick's web site and how this information will be used. Please note that although Warwick's web site provides links to other web sites, this policy only applies to the University's web pages (ie. those ending in warwick.ac.uk).
Personal information is neither captured nor stored through the Warwick web site without the prior consent of users. Where personal information is captured (eg. through web forms for feedback, requests, etc.), the user will be informed as to what information is being captured and why. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.
It is also possible to make credit card payments to the University of Warwick through our web site. Such payments are handled by a third party e-commerce company called WorldPay, and they have their own privacy statement.
Finally, the Warwick web site maintains logs of its servers' activity. These log files include the IP address of every computer used to access the Warwick web site. The log files are used to analyse usage of the Warwick web site.
It is also important to point out that in certain circumstances the University may be obliged to disclose information or undertake more detailed monitoring under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. A page with more detailed information on this topic may be found here.
If you use web applications at Warwick other than as a reader, then some additional information about your activities may be stored. This list of Warwick web applications explains what additional data is stored for each application:-