Privacy Policy

Currently users are not required to register or provide any personal information in order to use the Kystis website. No personal data is stored by or captured through the site without users' prior knowledge and consent. We may ask for some personal information when requesting contact with Kystis through the site. This may include name, title, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address. It may be stored electronically or manually. Any personal information that is provided will be used only for the purpose stated at the time we request it. All personal data supplied is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The University of York and Kystis do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any third parties without consent, or unless required by law.

The web servers on which the Kystis website is hosted build logs of activity including a log of users' IP addresses. This is done in order to gather demographic and other statistical information about user behaviour to measure the popularity and effectiveness of the site. Based on log information, The University of York and Kystis will occasionally assess and share anonymous aggregate statistics about our web site visitors and traffic with third parties.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of America. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.