Disclaimer & privacy

The following principles apply to the personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. “Personally identifying information” is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address, or email address. Any information you supply will not be shared with 3rd party organisations unless specified. We would only disclose personally identifiable information to the relevant authorities if we are required to do so by law.

We collect the minimum amount of information about you that is commensurate with providing you with a satisfactory service. This Policy indicates the type of processes that may result in data being collected about you. Your use of this website gives us the right to collect that information. Data collected is held in compliance with the Data Protection Act.

Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it

1. Contact us form

If you choose to complete and submit the ‘contact us’ form and provide personally identifiable information (name and email address are requested so we can get back to you), this data is stored on this site, which is hosted on a secure server with an SSL Certificate. Individuals can request access to data held about them by emailing quahrc [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk. If you choose to contact us using an email instead, no data is stored by the website.

2. Email newsletter

If you choose to join our email newsletters, the email address is stored by MailChimp, who provide us with email mailing list services. MailChimp are a third party data processor. The email addresses you submit to be added to the mailing list will not be stored on this site. Your email address will remain in the MailChimp database for as long as we continue to use the MailChimp service, or until you request removal from the QUAHRC mailing list or the QSIG mailing list. You can unsubscribe from either mailing list by contacting us on quahrc [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk, or by clicking an unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the email newsletters. If you wish to unsubscribe by emailing us, please ensure you email the unsubscribe request using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

Third party data processors

We use MailChimp to store and manage our mailing lists. They have been carefully chosen and to the best of our knowledge comply with current data privacy legislation. MailChimp are based in the USA and are EU-USA Privacy Shield compliant. MailChimp’s privacy policy can be found here: MailChimp Privacy Policy.

About this website's server

This website is hosted by Linode within a UK data center run by Telecity. Telecity implements high-end physical security in their data centers: All facilities are well protected by 24×7 human security, biometrics, secure monitored single person entry and video surveillance (source: Telecity). All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your web browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.


When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you, for example, by:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task.
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested.
  • Measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be made easier to use and to ensure there is enough capacity to ensure they are fast.
  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better.

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the gov.uk Cookie article.

For more information on deleting and controlling cookies visit aboutcookies.org. 

First-party cookies

We use a session cookie which is used to identify users on the website. This is anonymous, unless the user is a registered user logged into the site.

Third-party cookies

We use a supplier who may also set cookies on their websites' on its behalf. The purpose of the cookies are for web analytics only, no information from the user is obtained. Google Analytics software is used to do this Google privacy policy.

Cookies for social media

We have a Twitter account (@quahrc). Twitter uses cookie technology. For more information, please see the Twitter Privacy Policy.

How to control and delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit AboutCookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You'll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.