Privacy statement

LuCiD is committed to looking after any information that is made available to us when you visit our websites in accordance with data protection and privacy laws. This policy outlines what categories of information we retain and how we use it.

Personal data

You don’t have to create an account or provide us with any personal information to access our website. However, we may ask for some personal details if you wish to access some of our services, for example if you:

  • sign up for our online newsletter
  • get in touch via our contact us form
  • request a password to access the UK-CDI

You may also provide personal information to us in other ways, such as over the phone, or by engaging with us via social media. All of this information is provided directly by you.

Some of the personal data we store and process may include:

  • biographical information consisting of your name and title
  • your contact details including address, email address and phone number
  • your professional activities
  • current interests and preferences

We will ensure that all personal data you supply is held in accordance with data protection law. We do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third parties unless you have consented to this or this is permitted by law.

How will we use this information?

The data provided by you will be processed for legitimate business reasons:

  • to respond to your enquiry
  • to send you information that you request from us

By signing up to our email newsletter, you are providing your consent for us to communicate with you in this way. You are able to opt out of these communications at any time by emailing Helen Allwood: [email protected] or by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of these newsletters and following the instructions.

Visits to our website

When you visit this website the following information is received and stored by our web servers: anonymised details of your IP address, browser type and operating system; and the web pages you visited. This data is known as web server logs. We use this information strictly to analyse how the websites is used by our visitors and we may archive this information in an anonymous form for historical records.


Our websites use ’cookies’ which are text files placed on your computer when you visit a site which help us understand how you use our websites. Cookies don’t collect personal data from your computer, only the data created by your browsing. Some cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website; these are called ‘persistent’ cookies. Others are deleted automatically when you close your browser and others simply expire. 

Using cookies helps us to provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You have the ability to prevent your computer from accepting cookies but, if you do, certain functionality on the website may be impaired. Information on how to manage cookies within your browser can be found below.

Managing your browser cookies

Analytics cookies 

We may collect non-person-identifying information relating to your use of our site via Google Analytics technology. This may include: which pages you see; how long you stay; what you click on our pages; if you visit the website again; which country and city you are browsing from; etc. This data is collected for the purpose of monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of our website. We also collect data relating to the demographics and interests of our users via Google Analytics. This data is used in aggregated form to help improve the site and the University’s marketing efforts.


Changes to this policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be placed here and will supersede this version of our Policy. We will take reasonable steps to draw your attention to any changes in our Policy. However, to be on the safe side, we suggest that you read this document each time you use the website to ensure that it still meets with your approval.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or if you want to know what information we have collected about you, please contact us. You can also correct any factual errors in this information or request we remove your details from any list under our control.