We adhere to the principle of data protection and privacy and endeavour to implement it within the guidance of current legislation.
Accessing the University of London International Programmes website
As a general rule, the University of London International Programmes website employs the notion of 'public access' and does not require you to login. Consequently, when you access the website you are not required to submit any personal information; however, in common with most website's, certain anonymous data is gathered (via cookies [see below]). For each visitor, our web server collects usage data; similarly, we use certain analytics systems to provide additional anonymised statistics (see information about cookies below) - the type of information obtained might include: the number of page visits per week, the average number of pages viewed by users, domain names (e.g. .com, .ac.uk, .net), referring sites (e.g. Google.com, Yahoo.com), Browser summaries (e.g. the number of visitors using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox) and Operating System reports (e.g. the number of page requests made using Windows XP, Windows 7, [Mac] OS Xx or Unix).
On occasion summary statistics may be disclosed to third-parties, however, it is important to understand that the data doesn't provide any personal information (e.g. email addresses) and isn't attributed to individuals. The primary purpose for collecting the information, which is used on an aggregate basis, is to improve the content and functionality of our website.
*Note: This data is protected from public access and can only be viewed and disclosed by authorised personnel.
Cookies are small data structures used by a website to 'request' information from a client (usually a web browser), return the information to the website and then store the information; cookie requests can be enabled and disabled by users. They are not computer programmes and cannot be used to disseminate viruses or access a computer’s hard drive.
Some of the following cookies will be added to your browser when visiting the University of London International Programmes website - www.londoninternational.ac.uk - these may vary depending on what areas of the site you visit and the resources you access, e.g. whether you play a video or not.
londoninternational.ac.uk: _utavc _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz
Google Analytics - which we use to help better understand how our website is used (see above).
Doubleclick by Google - this is generally used to track visitors from our online advertising.
addthis.com: psc | uid | uit | uvc
Add This - which provides a social networking widget.
youtube.com: PREF | VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE | use_hitbox
YouTube - most of the videos on our website are taken from our YouTube channel.
If you have access to the student portal and/or a VLE, then please read the statements relevant to these systems.
Student portal - cookies statement
How to control and delete cookies
You may wish to delete or block certain cookies, how to do this will depend on which web browser you are using; please consult your web browser user guide for instructions.
Where Web Forms are utilised on the site user's are usually required to supply some sort of personal information; this might only be a reply email address, however, elsewhere considerably more detailed information may be required, e.g. in the Online Application process. In general, forms on the University of London International Programmes's website will either contain an explanation about how the information you supply will be used or will provide a link to this page (Data Protection - see below)
The information you provide to the University of London International Programmes will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) and any other relevant legislation. This data may be used to provide you with further information about relevant services. It may be held on a mailing list or database for this purpose, unless you object (by notifying the University in writing); and it may also be passed on to a third-party (a 'data processor') with whom the University has formally contracted to process your data for this purpose, subject to the safeguards concerning privacy and security of data set out in the Act.
Student / social Network(s)
In certain instances the University of London International Programmes's website facilitates communication between students (and staff) via online networks. The networks primarily operate on an 'opt-in' basis, i.e. you have to request that your details are added to the network and consent to their inclusion. It should be noted, however, that staff at the University of London International Programmes don't generally monitor such services, and consequently, the University of London International Programmes doesn't accept responsibility for any information or other material transmitted using a particular service. Similarly, The views expressed by students using these networks (or similar) do not reflect the views of the University of London International Programmes.
If you have access to the Student Portal and/or a VLE, then please read the statements relevant to these systems.
Third-Party Links and information
The University of London International Programmes website has links to third-party websites and information. While links and information are only added if they are deemed to be of relevance to our website users, the University of London International Programmes does not accept responsibility for their content.