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About this site

Developer

Christoph and the team at Olamalu

Designer

Tom & Stephen at Franks & Franks

Web & Media Officer

Simon Cope

Photographers

Unless otherwise credited, Lee Atherton or John Rux-Burton.

Additional images have been provided by Merton Fellows, staff, students and friends. Many thanks to all who contributed.

Disclaimer

We aim to provide accurate and current information on this website. However, we accept no liability for errors or omissions, or for loss, damage or inconvenience arising from using the information. We are not responsible for the content of other websites linked to this site.

Questions or comments about this site should be directed to Simon Cope.

Privacy policy

At Merton College we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our website visitors.

This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site.

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.

Information we collect

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  2. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you request permission to publish or request a group tour.
  3. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

Use of cookies

Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer in order to assist us in improving our website.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie.  Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish.  This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.

Some third-party services in use on our website may also use cookies, over which we have no control.  Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you use such services on our website.

Use of your information

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you.  In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
  2. To provide information to you relating to other products or services that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
  3. To inform you of any changes to our website, services or products.

Storing your personal data

In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our upmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is treated stored securely.

Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, Sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing your information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  1. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  2. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third party links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Access to information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.

Contacting us

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy Policy at webmaster@merton.ox.ac.uk.

Cookie statement

This statement explains how we use cookies on the College's main web pages (i.e. those in www.merton.ox.ac.uk).

How we use cookies

Most of our web pages use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.

Types of cookies we use

We use the following types of cookies:

  • performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works; and
  • functionality cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Specific cookies we use

Cookies may be set either by the College's website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). The tables below identify the cookies we use and explain the purposes for which they are used.

We may update the information contained in this section from time to time.

First Party Cookies

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Further information

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Overview of Google Analytics privacy

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logs whether or not you have enabled javascript
 

Cookie control

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This cookie is set when you accept cookies from this site.

 

 

Third Party Cookies

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Purpose

Further information

 

 

At present we are not using any Third Party Cookies

 

 

Further information

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, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Changes to our cookie statement

Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you.

Contact

Any queries or concerns about the use of cookies on this website should be sent by email to simon.cope@merton.ox.ac.uk or addressed to the Web & Media Officer, Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JD.