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C4D Privacy Policy

Cranfield University is committed to the privacy of every individual who visits our website. To that end, the university has established this Privacy Policy to protect each visitor’s privacy and it explains what and how we collect, store, use and protect the information gathered from its websites.

This Policy also instructs you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected or shared when you visit our websites.

By using and visiting the website, you agree to this Policy and the uses made of personal information as set forth herein or amended hereafter.

–Personal Information

Cranfield University will only collect Personal Information (information which personally identifies you) if you provide it to us voluntarily. This could include such things as your name, address, phone number or email address. You are in control of how the university uses the information you provide.

At any time, you can:

  • –Ask us to remove your personal information from our records
  • –Ask for your personal information to be corrected or updated
  • –Ask to see a copy of your personal information


We may use your personal information for marketing or research purposes. For instance, this could allow us to personalise information and increase its relevancy if we contact you, or to invite you to help us develop new products through your feedback. If you would prefer us not to contact you using the personal details you have supplied please contact us – detail below.

We will not disclose personal information to any third party.

–Other (non-personal) Information Collected Automatically

Sometimes, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using and the domain name of the website from which you linked to our site.

–Cookies/Log Files

Centre for Design may gather information and statistics collectively about all visitors to this Website which may include the use of cookies. Cookies are small amounts of information which Centre for Design stores on your computer. Our system may issue cookies to your computer when you log on to the Website. Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use this Website during future visits. They also allow Centre for Design to monitor the Website's traffic and to personalise the content of the Website for you. Most internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies, although by doing so you may not be able to take full advantage of the services on our Website.

Centre for Design may collect information about your visit to this Website, including the pages you view and the links you click. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet, allowing Web Servers to locate and identify your computer. We may store, log and use such IP addresses to try and initiate real-time question and answer sessions with the Website's users. A real-time chat session will only begin with a user's consent. Dialogue transcripts of such chats are securely maintained by a third party service provider. All communication during such chat-sessions is via an encrypted secure connection. Users can opt not to engage in chat sessions and not to provide identifiable information during such sessions.

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Follow this link for Google's Privacy Policy: Google Privacy Policy

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

–Security and Information Transfer

Your personally identifiable information will be stored in our databases, located in the United Kingdom. Cranfield University is committed to keeping secure the data you provide us and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration.

'Cranfield University has made substantial investments in security technology and security management processes. These technologies are deployed to guarantee maximum security of the information you provide us with.

–Email Newsletters/Communications (Electronic Communications)

Cranfield University offers visitors to our website the opportunity to subscribe (opt in) to a number of electronic communications. You have the possibility at all times to tell us you no longer wish to subscribe to our electronic communication service (opt out). All e-communications you receive from us will provide clear instructions on how to unsubscribe from each service.

–"Send to a Friend" Service

Users can choose to electronically forward a variety of articles, abstracts, research papers and course details to someone else. Users must provide their email address as well as that of the recipient. The information is used only in the case of transmission errors and to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

–Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Cranfield University may change and update this Privacy Policy, including materially changing the use made of personal information described herein. Any change or update to our Privacy Policy will be posted on our website under “Privacy Policy” at least 30 days prior to its implementation. Your continued use of the website after the effective date of any changes will constitute your acceptance of all of the changes.

–Limitation/External Links

This policy is limited to the information that Cranfield University collects from our website users about themselves and others via our websites. Our sites contain links to other sites. The linkages are provided as a courtesy, to be used or not at the discretion of the individual user. If users decide to follow these links, Cranfield University cannot be responsible for the Privacy Policies and content of those sites. Users should contact the coordinator of the particular site with any questions about those sites.

–Data Protection Act 1998

Please note that any information supplied via this website may be stored on our computer system for the provision of information, marketing and analysis. We may also share this information with other Cranfield University departments for the above purposes. We do not pass your details to third parties to use.

Our 1998 data protection act registration number is: Z4690919


We welcome comments and suggestions regarding the Cranfield University Privacy Policy. Please send questions about our Privacy Policy or the information we have collected from you to our Data Protection Officer. If you believe your personal information has been misused or handled in such a manner contrary to the policy stated above, please contact us at:

Data Protection Officer
Vice-Chancellor’s Office
Cranfield University
MK43 0AL

T: +44 (0) 1234 750111