School of Politics and International Studies

Legal and Privacy Statements

Legal Statement

The information made available by the University of Leeds over the World Wide Web does not form part of any contract. Changing circumstances may cause the University to have to change its provisions at any time. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented, the University cannot accept responsibility for errors.

Privacy Statement

1. Purpose of this statement

This statement tells you how the University 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. This will 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. Information gathered in this way may be passed on to a third-party service, such as Google Analytics (see below), for the sole purpose of monitoring visitor statistics and behaviour.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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 be sent to other third-parties and will remain confidential, accessible only by those who have a legitimate need to know within the University.

5. Cookies

This website may use cookies. Cookies set by our website can be read by our web server and may contain information you have provided to us for use in connection with the purposes outlined under 2 and 3 above.

6. Credit card details

This website does not ask for credit card details for any reason. Please do not enter the details of your credit card on any form.

7. Changes to this statement

This statement 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.


More Information

If you have any queries relating to the privacy or legal statements, then please email the webmaster, who is responsible for the pages to which it relates. If you feel dissatisfied with the response given then please email the University’s webmaster.



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