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How We Use Your Personal Information

- -  users of the Events website

This statement explains how Murray Edwards College ("we" and "our") handles and uses information we collect when you visit the College website(s) –

Murray Edwards College is committed to the proper management of personal data. 

Where you engage with the College for another purpose (e.g. as a prospective or current student, as a previous student, as a member of the College or as a visitor to the College), there are other data protection statements to explain our management of your personal information.

Where you enter your personal information into an online form for any specified purpose, you will be told about the use we will make of that information (e.g. to log the enquiry in our database, send newsletters or to enable your attendance at an event). 

The controller for your personal information is the Bursar, Murray Edwards College, New Hall, Huntingdon Road, CB3 0DF. The person responsible for data protection at the time of issue, and the person who is responsible for monitoring compliance with relevant legislation in relation to the protection of personal information, is the Bursar, Rob Hopwood,

The legal basis for processing your personal data is that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, where we have concluded that our interests do not impact inappropriately on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You may ask us to explain our rationale at any time. 

What information do we collect?

We collect background information about you when you use our website, including your IP address, date and time of connection and the pages you visit. We also employ cookies on our websites. The legal basis for processing your personal information is that it is our legitimate interests to provide and monitor the usefulness of our website and to ensure it is kept secure. 

We use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of your visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out, for example, the number of visitors to each page of our website. This data is deleted by Google in accordance with their Data Retention Policy after 26 months. More detail is available 

We also collect the request made by your browser to the server hosting the website which includes the IP address, the date and time of connection and the page you ask for. We use this information to ensure the security of our websites and we delete it after a maximum of 3 months. We may use and disclose it as necessary in the event of a security concern or incident. For more technical details please see

For information about how we use cookies on our websites, please see

We do not share personal information with third parties. If you have concerns or queries about any of these purposes, or how we communicate with you, please contact us at the address given above. 

You have the right: to ask us for access to, rectification or erasure of your information; to restrict processing (pending correction or deletion); to object to communications or direct marketing; and to ask for the transfer of your information electronically to a third party (data portability). Some of these rights are not automatic, and we reserve the right to discuss with you why we might not comply with a request from you to exercise them. 

You retain the right at all times to lodge a complaint about our management of your personal information with the Information Commissioner’s Office at

Last updated: 10/05/18 Freya Vaughan, Marketing & Events Officer