Privacy Statement 
Cardiff Metropolitan University takes the responsibility towards protecting your privacy, when you use our web sites and services, very seriously. This statement describes why we may collect information from you and how this will be treated. Please note that non Cardiff Metropolitan University web sites, which may be linked to, are not covered by this statement.

1. Information Collection

Information may be collected from you either automatically in an anonymous form through the Use of Cookies or alternatively Personal Information may be acquired manually by you entering it into web based forms.

2. Use of Cookies

We may store information, about your access to our web sites, using cookies. These are files, sent by us to your computer or other access device, which can then be accessed when you visit our sites in future. These may be utilised for two reasons on Cardiff Metropolitan University web sites and services.

a) Cookies are used by Google Analytics, a statistical tool that analyses usage of web sites by collecting internet log and behavioural information in an anonymous form. This information is then used to report on activity and provide an indication of web site usage, enabling us to provide a better service.

b) In addition cookies are used to aid with service and system access by allowing you to move around within our web sites without having to re-authenticate. Such cookies will then normally be automatically removed from your computer when you close down your browser windows.

For further information on cookies and instructions on their control and deletion please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/. Please note that by deleting or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our web sites or services.

3. Personal Information

Personal Information (such as Name, Address, Telephone Number, etc), that you provide to us through the use of web forms, will be stored securely and will only be accessed by authorised Cardiff Metropolitan University personnel.

We may also disclose your information to third parties, such as service providers or agencies, who act for us in providing our services. In such cases we will take steps to ensure the information is only used in accordance with the terms identified in this document.

Unless required or permitted do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Some URLs are operated for us, Cardiff Metropolitan University by Hobsons plc of IDT House, 44 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RN (Hobsons). Cardiff Met is responsible for the use of personal information collected from this website: anything referred to in this policy as to be undertaken by the University may be undertaken by Hobsons for the University and any dealings between you and “the University” or “us” equally include any dealings by you with Hobsons where they are acting for the Cardiff Met.

4. Further Information

If you have any queries or require further clarification on this privacy statement or on the handling of your personal information then please contact itsecurity@cardiffmet.ac.uk.