Privacy and cookies policy
This policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the www.mathsinthecity.com website, and how this information will be used.
Please note that although this website provides links to other websites, this policy only applies to the Maths in the City webpages (i.e. those ending in mathsinthecity.com).
On some parts of the Maths in the City website, you will be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to facilitate the functioning of the Maths in the City website and competition. The University may store this information manually or electronically and share it with the project funding body, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). By supplying this information you are consenting to the University holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose. Personal information collected and/or processed by the University is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
How the information collected is used
Personal information provided by you will only be used for the purpose stated when the information is collected. The personal information that you provide when you register to use the website may be used:
• to deal with your enquiry or registration and to provide you with appropriate services, which may include sending you further information about the activities of the University of Oxford;
• to administer the Maths in the City project competition;
• for the purpose of our research to help us plan and improve our services.
Your personal information will not be sold, rented or otherwise transferred to a third party without your explicit consent. Personal data will be: processed fairly and lawfully; processed for limited purposes and not in any manner incompatible with those purposes; adequate, relevant and not excessive; accurate; not kept longer than is necessary; processed in line with data subjects’ rights; secure and not transferred to countries that do not protect personal data adequately.
While we take all reasonable precautions to ensure that other organisations with whom we deal have good security practices, we cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of those organisations whose websites may be linked to our services.
Any queries or concerns about the privacy of this website should be sent to the Data Protection Officer.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For more information about cookies you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
The following table explains the cookies we use and why.
|SESS + 32 characters||Drupal session||Required to keep you logged in whilst using the site.||Expires 23 days after creation/update.|
|Google Maps preferences||PREF||Stores your Google Maps preferences.||Expires 2 years after creation/update.|
|Google Maps ID||NID||Traffic management id.||Expires 6 months after creation/update.|
|Google analytics||__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz||Supports website usage analysis.||Google analytics cookies|
Some pages may embed content from other websites, e.g. YouTube, which can create their own cookies.
|Quantcast||Included by blip.tv|
|ScorecardResearch||Included by blip.tv|
|BlueKai||Included by blip.tv|
|YouTube preferences||PREF||Stores your YouTube preferences.||Expires 10 years after creation/update.|
|YouTube analytics||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Supports video performance analysis.||Expires 7 months after creation/update.|