This policy explains what information we gather when you visit
the Cambridge Arcaeological Unit web site and explains how that
information is used.
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 University. Data may also
on occasion be passed to the administrators of other computer
systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or
of system misconfigurations. 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
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
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
The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the
Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time
for specific purposes.
We detect the browser that the user is using for the purposes of tailoring the content to suit
the features of, and to deal with the bugs in, different operating system, browser type and browser version combinations.
Access to personal data
For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data
Controller' for the processing of data collected by this site is
the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for subject
access requests is the Acting University Data Protection Officer, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TN. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University is also Data Controller in respect of any
personal data served as content by this site.