Privacy Policy

In common with most web sites, this site automatically logs 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, but is likely to be purged automatically after a period of time.

Relevant subsets of these data may be passed to computer security teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site or other computing equipment in the University. Data may also on occasion be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics may be extracted from these data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.

The data collected are merely a subset of the data freely supplied by those connecting to this site. This site does not attempt to gather data in an active fashion.

View the University of Cambridge Privacy Policy

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – 2018

For information on how data related to alumni and supporters (including non-alumni donors, prospective donors etc) is handled, please click here.

For information on how data related to staff (including academic visitors, programme and workshop participants, temporary workers or research staff) is handled, please click here.

For information on how research data should be managed by staff (including academic visitors, programme and workshop participants, temporary workers or research staff), please click here.

Personal information collected

When you visit we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. For information about how Google Analytics uses your personal information, please see and

ISAAC database

Personal data about participants involved in INI activities is recorded in the ISAAC database.  Participant data will be used in the administration of the INI programmes and workshops.   Participants may opt-out of specific personal data being displayed on the INI website and within programme welcome packs, via their own ISAAC account. Participant email addresses will be added to a programme-specific mailing list to support the administration and delivery of the programme.

If a participant chooses to share information about any of their protected characteristics (as described by the UK Equalities Act 2010), this information will be used to make reasonable adjustments to enable the participant to join in programmes and workshop activities as fully as possible. Information about protected characteristics recorded in ISAAC may be used in anonymised format for equality monitoring purposes and in statistics about INI programmes and workshops published in the INI annual report.

Participants may be asked to provide next of kin/emergency contact information for the period of their visit to the INI.  This will be retained only for the duration of their visit in case there is an emergency situation involving the participant.

Participants can also opt out of receiving INI marketing emails via their own ISAAC account.  We will only send marketing emails regarding our own activities.

Participants in INI activities should be aware that the personal data submitted to the ISAAC database is retained in perpetuity.  Participants can amend their own personal data at any time via their own ISAAC account.

Code of Conduct

You have been invited to undertake research at the Isaac Newton Institute as part of a particular programme and we shall aim to make your stay as pleasant and productive as possible. We therefore ask that you read the Visitor Agreement, which can be found below. By confirming your attendance, you have confirmed that you have read and understood the terms and conditions specified in the Visitor Agreement, and will abide by the policies of the University of Cambridge.

We would also like to draw your attention specifically to Cambridge University’s Dignity at Work policy.

Visitors Agreement (Version 1.0, March 2018)

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