Clare College Cambridge

Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Clare College's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term 'Clare College' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.  Clare College is a regitered charity, registration number 1137531.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • The email addresses on the site must not be used for unsolicited mail.
  • Any protected information must not be disclosed to third parties.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Privacy Policy

Like most other websites, this site automatically logs certain information about every request made of it. 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. Data may be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system mis-configurations. Data may incidentally be included in information passed to contractors and computer maintenance organisations working for the College, 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.

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

Use of Cookies

This site uses small files known as cookies as part of user authentication (login) and to collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor, all information is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.  By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them from: AllAboutCookies.org.

Our website uses cookies in 2 places:

Raven Authenication

Raven is a service used to identify people from the University so that access decisions can be made based on user identity and related information. The Raven Privacy and Cookie policy can be viewed in full here: https://raven.cam.ac.uk/privacy.html  Raven sets the following cookie:

Name

Typical Content

Expires

Ucam-WebAuth-Session

This cookie is used to implement Raven's single sign-on facility which enables you to move between Raven protected pages without having to re-enter your login credentials.

Either: The value 'Not-authenticated' during the early stages of the authentication process.

Or:

  • A version number
  • A status code from the most recent authenticationAn optional message explaining any error.
  • When the user most recently authenticated on this server.
  • When the user most recently interacted with this server.
  • The length of the user's authentication session.
  • A unique ID issued by the Raven server for this authentication event.
  • The user's CrsID.
  • A record of how the user was authenticated by the Raven server - currently always 'pwd' for 'provided password' - and whether on this occasion they typed their password or relied on a previously-established identity.
  • A signature to prevent anyone tampering with the cookie value.

When either your browsing session ends or you log out of Raven.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the website is available when you want it and to help us understand what you want to use.  Google sets the following cookies:

Name

Typical Content

Expires

_utma

randomly generated number

2 years

_utmb

randomly generated number

30 minutes

_utmc

randomly generated number

When you close your browser

_utmz

randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)

6 months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.  Google Analytics cookies are not essential to the operation of this site. If you would like to opt-out you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Accessibility Policy

Clare College is committed to making accessible information and resources that are available via the web for all users. See further the Equal Opportunities Policy. The section of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Code of Practice relating to students with disabilities states that institutions should consider disabled students in every aspect of planning and administration of academic and social activities. The Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and Special Education Needs and Disability Act [SENDA] (2001) - which amended the first act to include education, the latter became law in May 2001 with teaching and learning components falling under legislation in September 2002. SENDA legislates that it is an offence to discriminate against a disabled person by treating him or her less favourably than others for a reason relating to their disability. For the purposes of the legislation a disabled person is defined as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has an effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The Act covers all aspects of an institution's student services. 'Student services' is given a broad meaning of 'services of any description which are provided wholly or mainly for students' and will obviously include educational services such as teaching and learning provision. Discrimination can also occur where an institution fails to make a 'reasonable adjustment' where the disabled student is placed at a 'substantial disadvantage' in comparison with someone who is not disabled and such failure cannot be 'justified'.

The University favours the principles of usability and universal design, which will be of benefit to as many users as possible. By following these principles and incorporating techniques to ensure information and resources are accessible with assistive technologies; separate resources for disabled users should not be required. Each page on the website includes a text-only version.

Accessibility Policy statement

Where possible web pages are written to conformance level 1 standard (A), and as closely as possible to conformance level 3 standard (AAA).

Data Protection

For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data Controller' for the processing of data collected by this site is Clare College, Cambridge, and the point of contact for subject access requests is the College's Data Protection Officer.

Webmaster

Please contact the Webmaster with any technical queries.

Comments and Suggestions

The content of the website is overseen by the Webmaster. Please use the Feedback link at the bottom of each page to submit comments or criticisms relating to the site. Suggestions for improvements from members and alumni of Clare are particularly welcome.

Images

All images on this website are © Clare College Cambridge, unless otherwise stated.

Design

This website was designed and built by Network Design.