Privacy policy

Legal Statement

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Privacy Notice

1. Purpose of this notice

This statement tells you how the University of Leeds will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated collection of personal information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the University of Leeds. This may include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-automated collection

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data this data will be used for the following purposes: to contact you regarding the query that you have made; to send you details of courses, if you have expressed an interest in receiving information about these courses.

4. Third-party access

Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to other third-parties (unless notified – see 3. above).

5. Where we get your personal data from

From you: we collect personal data from the membership form on the ‘Join us’ page of the Priestley International Centre for Climate website. The uses of this data are indicated on the form. We may also collect personal data on paper forms at events, for feedback or follow ups relevant to that event.

From external sources: we use Eventbrite to market our events. Read the Eventbrite Privacy Policy.

6. Notifications and newsletters

By subscribing to join the Priestley International Centre for Climate with our membership form you are giving consent to the receipt of newsletters and other email notifications from the Priestley Centre about activities, news and events related to the Priestley Centre.

You may unsubscribe at any time by following the relevant link in the email, newsletter and on the webform, or by emailing us at with the title ‘Unsubscribe’.

The Priestley Centre uses MailChimp to send email newsletters. Read the MailChimp Privacy Policy.

7. Website

We display our current University of Leeds members’ names, School, job title and research area on the Priestley International Centre for Climate website under ‘People‘. Names are hyperlinked to each member’s profile on their School website for the University of Leeds. Members are listed on our website because the Priestley Centre is dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations; sharing research information and basic contact details is essential to this process.

We do not share or publish the details of external (non-University of Leeds) members.

8. Data storage

The information that you provide to the Priestley International Centre for Climate will be stored securely and access will be restricted to Priestley Centre administrative staff. Only data essential for contacting you about news, events and activities will be held, and for as short a time as possible. We will not hold data for any longer than six years.

9. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device 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.

Our website uses first party cookies which are set by our web server as opposed to a different web server. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why:

Cookie Name Purpose
Google Analytics

Further information:

Google Privacy Policy

Google analytics Privacy Policy
Cookies set by analytics
Google analytics terms of service.

__utma This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site, and is written upon your first visit to this site from your web browser. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated
__utmb This cookie is used to establish the length of your visit to the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 30 minutes from being set or updated.
__utmc This cookie is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. This is a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser.
__utmz This cookie stores the type of referral used by you to reach your site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within the site. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 6 months from being set or updated.
__utmv This cookie may be set from some pages which are used to track file downloads, or which are used in advertising campaigns. The cookie is updated with each page view, and expires 2 years from being set or updated.
_ga This cookie is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics and is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
_gat This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics, and is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.

10. University Code of Practice

The University’s Data Protection Code of Practice also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed at

11. Changes to this notice

This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

12. Further information and Contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact the Priestley Centre at See Contact Us for the other ways you can contact the Priestley International Centre for Climate. If you are dissatisfied with their response please contact the University Webmaster,

This page was created 24 May 2018