Cardiff University website will not store or capture personal data (e.g. name, email address) without the prior knowledge and consent of users.
In the event that you are asked to provide personal information to the web site, you may be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from Cardiff University. The University will make sure all personal data that is supplied is held as securely as possible, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Cardiff University does not sell or otherwise transfer any personal data to commercial companies or other organisations, with the exception of 1) web statistics (see below) which is hosted and managed by a third party company (Google, Inc and other web analytics services) and 2) off-site hosted server environments for some website services (eCards, Coursefinder and other applications).
Cookies & Web Statistics
Cardiff University maintains continuous logs of its web server activity. These log files include the details of web site users’ IP address, browser type and page last visited etc. The log files are used to analyse how the web site is being used by visitors and may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.
The Cardiff University websites use hosted web analytics software. These are hosted services provided and managed by third party companies. Cardiff University's main supplier of hosted web analytics is Google, Inc. Clicktale.com is also used on some pages to better inform web design. The services 'Google Analytics' and 'Clicktale.com' use 'cookies' (a text file sent to user's computers as they browse our websites) to help analyze how users navigate our websites. The information generated by the cookie regarding our websites (including IP addresses) will be transmitted to and stored by Google, Inc. and Clicktale.com on servers that may be hosted in the United States. Google, Inc. and Clicktale.com will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other related services to Cardiff University.