Privacy notice

This Privacy Notice applies to personal information collected about you by the School of Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary, University of London.

Personal information and privacy

To help us improve our services and for demographic reasons, our server records your visit using cookies.

The information that you give us will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Policy and this statement.

Data protection

Queen Mary is required by law to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. As such, information is:

  • processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed unless certain conditions are met
  • obtained for specified and lawful purposes and not further processed in a manner incompatible with that purpose
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate and where necessary up to date
  • kept for no longer than necessary
  • processed in accordance with data subjects' rights
  • protected by appropriate security
  • not transferred without adequate protection


Cookies are text files, which identify a user's computer to our server. Cookies don't identify individual users, only the computer used. Our site uses cookies for collecting information about visits to our site. The information is then used solely to improve the website, and the service we offer. The information collected is used in accordance with the Data Protection Act as outlined above, but your browser has a setting that allows you to disable cookies. If you do that, parts of the website or the website in whole might become dysfunctional.

These are the cookies on our websites:

  • One cookie which tracks whether the visitor is logged in or not. This is an essential cookie, and it only affects School staff.
  • Google Analytics cookies: we use the information in order to improve our website, to optimise performance, improve information exchange and so on. We will never, under any circumstances, share the data collected through Google Analytics with third parties.
  • People pages: one cookie on people pages helps remember your filtering settings across the people directory. This is a performance and usability cookie, and as such, improves the functionality of our website.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.