Privacy & Legal


This policy explains what information we gather when you visit the Corpus Christi College web site, and explains how that information is used.

It is important for you to appreciate that the web site provides extensive links to other independent sites, both within the College and University and elsewhere. This policy applies only to direct accesses to the Corpus Christi web site – URLs starting You will need to consult the appropriate information on other sites for information on their policies.

Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this page. It was last updated on 13 October 2005.

Data collected

In common with most web sites, this site automatically logs certain information about every request made of it (see below for more details). This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept indefinitely.

Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to computer security teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site or other computing equipment in the College or University. Data may be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Data may incidentally be included in information passed to contractors and computer maintenance organisations working for the University, in which case it will be covered by appropriate non-disclosure agreements. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.

[You should appreciate that a log is a record of what a server sees, not necessarily what was initially sent. If a request is sent via a proxy the log file will show the proxy’s address. If someone has forged your address the log file will show your address]

A number of fill-in forms are provided on this site. The pages containing these forms include information on how data submited on them will be processed and used.

Logged data

The following data is automatically logged for each request:

  • The name or network address of the computer making the request. Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible to infer from this the identity of the person making the request. Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather than that of the originating client
  • The date and time of connection
  • The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the document requested
  • The status code of the request (success or failure etc.)
  • The number of data bytes sent in response
  • The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the browser
  • The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the browser

Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time for specific purposes. In addition, the computers on which the web site is hosted keep records of attempts (authorised and unauthorised) to use them for purposes other than access to the cache. This data typically includes the date and time of the attempt, the service to which access was attempted, the name or network address of the computer making the connection, and may include details of what was done or was attempted to be done.

General disclaimers

Views expressed on the site are primarily those of the respective authors and not necessarily those of the College.

The College accepts no responsibility for, nor does it endorse, content on external sites linked from within this site.

The maintainers of the site will endeavour to keep it as up to date as possible. However this is not be guaranteed. Please contact the relevant person or the webmaster if for any reason you need to verify whether content is up to date. Corpus Christi College can not be held responsible for any omissions or errors in the information provided by the site.


All material appearing on the College’s official website is copyright Corpus Christi College and its respective authors, except where noted.

Without explicit indication to the contrary, permission is given only to copy material appearing in these pages in order to read them, execute them, or otherwise process them in a way that is directly necessary to fulfil the apparent intent of the College in placing them on the Web. Copies may be printed or held on other systems only for personal reference purposes or for expediting access to them (e.g. storing in caches).

If you believe that we have incorrectly used material which is your copyright, please contact the webmaster and we shall be pleased to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Obtaining copyright permission

Permission further to reproduce or to distribute any material appearing in these pages may initially be sought from the webmaster. Note: This applies to all sections of the website, including those classed as autonomous (see above).

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