Privacy and Accessibility Policies
In common with most other websites, this site automatically logs certain information about every request made of it. This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept indefinitely.
Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to computer security teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site or other computing equipment in the Development Office. Data may be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Data may incidentally be included in information passed to contractors and computer maintenance organisations working for the Development Office, in which case it will be covered by appropriate non-disclosure agreements. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.
A few pages containing fill-in forms are provided on this site. The pages containing these forms include information on how data submitted on them will be processed and used.
This site may use web "cookies" as part of user authentication (login) and to store information needed by other facilities.
The Development Office is committed to making accessible information and resources that are available via the web for all users. The section of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Code of Practice relating to students with disabilities states that institutions should consider disabled students in every aspect of planning and administration of academic and social activities. The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and Special Education Needs and Disability Act [SENDA] (2001) - which amended the first act to include education, the latter became law in May 2001 with teaching and learning components falling under legislation in September 2002. SENDA legislates that it is an offence to discriminate against a disabled person by treating him or her less favourably than others for a reason relating to their disability. For the purposes of the legislation a disabled person is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has an effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The Act covers all aspects of an institution's student services. 'Student services' is given a broad meaning of 'services of any description which are provided wholly or mainly for students' and will obviously include educational services such as teaching and learning provision. Discrimination can also occur where an institution fails to make a 'reasonable adjustment' where the disabled student is placed at a 'substantial disadvantage' in comparison with someone who is not disabled and such failure cannot be 'justified'.
The University favours the principles of usability and universal design, which will be of benefit to as many users as possible. By following these principles and incorporating techniques to ensure information and resources are accessible with assistive technologies, separate resources for disabled users should not be required.
Accessibility Policy statement
Where possible web pages are written to conformance level 1 standard (A), and as closely as possible to conformance level 3 standard (AAA).
For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data Controller' for the processing of data collected by this site is the University of Cambridge Development Office and the point of contact for subject access requests is the University Data Protection Officer (10 Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PN, tel. 01223 339888, fax 01223 331200 E-mail: email@example.com).
Please contact the Webmaster with any technical queries.
Comments and Suggestions
Please contact the Webmaster with any comments or criticisms relating to the site. Suggestions for improvements from alumni are particularly welcome.
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Conditions of Use
The email addresses on the site must not be used for unsolicited mail. Any protected information must not be disclosed to third parties.