Privacy

The University of Portsmouth is committed to ensuring visitors’ privacy whilst viewing University web pages. This Policy explains the types of data collected and how this information will be used.

Access Information

The University of Portsmouth web servers automatically log each visit that they receive. This data contains some information about you; The Internet address of the computer you are using, the type of browser and operating system you are using and the Internet address of the web site from which you came from. It also contains some connection information such as the page or service you are requesting and the date and time of the request.

This information is used for the sole purpose of statistical information gathering and demographics relating to the University web sites, and enables us to determine general visitor patterns and pathways within our pages. This statistical data is then fed back into future design and usability modifications made to the University web pages.

Personal information

Submission forms and surveys

The University of Portsmouth may also collect personal information supplied through the use of web-based forms and surveys. This information will not be supplied to any third party, and will only be used for subsequent communications, if indicated by you, the user, at the time of submission. The data will be kept for no longer than two years.

In submitting your personal information online, you are agreeing that University staff may use your details for the sole purpose of conducting the business of the University. If at anytime you no longer wish to receive any information from the University of Portsmouth, please respond to any email and state that you wish to “unsubscribe”.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information that a website can put on your hard drive in order for it to remember something about you at a later time. The information is in the form of a text file, which will only be understood by the web site that initially set the cookie. The University Moodle web site uses cookies for certain applications, for example to remember your name when filling in online forms. A cookie is also used to anonymously track how visitors interact with the University Moodle website, including where they came from and what they did. This is then used to ultimately provide a better online experience for all our audiences.You can stop your browser exchanging cookies with web servers at any time by changing the settings in your web browser. For more information about cookies visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/

Email

If you contact the University of Portsmouth by email, we keep a record of that correspondence for the purpose of conducting University business. We do not add any email addresses of those who communicate with the University through email to any mailing databases, nor do we pass this to any third party.

Last modified: Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 10:33 AM