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Web site Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Internet by the Woolf Institute.  If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact Emma Harris at eth22@cam.ac.uk.

Information collected

We collect personal information from visitors to this web site through the use of online forms and every time you e-mail us your details.  We also collect information about any financial transactions you undertake with us including details of payment cards used.

We collect additional information automatically about your visit to our web site.

Use of personal information

We process personal information collected via this web site for the purposes of:

(a)                providing and personalising our services;

(b)                dealing with your enquiries and requests;

(c)                administering events and courses relating to our students, participants and tutors;

(d)                administering membership records;

(e)                fundraising;

(f)                 maintaining information as a reference tool or general resource;

(g)                carrying out market research campaigns; and

(h)                providing you with information about courses and events.

If you do not wish to receive information about our courses and events you may opt-out by sending us an email at eth22@cam.ac.uk, calling us on 01223 741048, or writing to us at the following address: Woolf Institute, 12-14 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DU.

We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and development purposes.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.  Find out more about the use of cookies on http://www.cookiecentral.com.

We use cookies to identify you when you visit this web site and to keep track of your browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile.

Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site, carry out transactions and have access to information about their account.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies.  If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.  However, switching off cookies will restrict your use of our web site.


We will only disclose personal information to our partners, government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors to our charity and suppliers that we engage to process data on our behalf.

Other web sites

Our web site may contain links to other web sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy.  If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Access right

You have a right to access the personal data held about you.  To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at emma.harris@woolf.cam.ac.uk

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis.  Therefore, by browsing this web site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Last updated: March 2016

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