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Privacy policy

This policy explains what information we gather when you visit the Paris Pledge for Action website, and explains how that information is used.

The Paris Pledge for Action website provides links to other independent sites. This policy applies only to direct accesses to the Paris Pledge for Action website. You will need to consult the appropriate information on other sites for information on their policies.

Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on this page. It was last updated in October 2015.

Data collected

In common with most websites, this site automatically logs certain information about every request made of it (see below for more details). This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept indefinitely.

Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Data may incidentally be included in information passed to contractors and computer maintenance organisations, in which case it will be covered by appropriate non-disclosure agreements. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.

[A log is a record of what a server sees, not necessarily what was initially sent. If a request is sent via a proxy the log file will show the proxy’s address. If someone has forged your address the log file will show your address.]

A fill-in form is provided on this site. The page containing the form includes information on how data submitted on them will be processed and used.

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The following data is automatically logged for each request:

  • The name or network address of the computer making the request. Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible to infer from this the identity of the person making the request. Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather than that of the originating client
  • The username, when known during authenticated (logged in) access to the site
  • The date and time of connection
  • The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the document requested
  • The status code of the request (success or failure etc.)
  • The number of data bytes sent in response
  • The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the browser
  • The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the browser

Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time for specific purposes. In addition, the computers on which the website is hosted keep records of attempts (authorised and unauthorised) to use them for purposes other than access to the web server. This data typically includes the date and time of the attempt, the service to which access was attempted, the name or network address of the computer making the connection, and may include details of what was done or was attempted to be done.

Access to personal data

For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the ‘Data Controller’ for the processing of data collected by this site is the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and the point of contact for subject access requests is:

James Cole
Director of Corporate Relations and Communications
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
1 Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1QA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1223 768850
info@cisl.cam.ac.uk