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This Privacy Notice applies to personal information collected about you by the Materials Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

Personal information and privacy

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While using this site to request a prospectus, send an enquiry or apply online, you may submit personal information. The information that you give us will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Policy and this statement:

Data protection

Queen Mary is required by law to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. As such, information is:

  • processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed unless certain conditions are met
  • obtained for specified and lawful purposes and not further processed in a manner incompatible with that purpose
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate and where necessary up to date
  • kept for no longer than necessary
  • processed in accordance with data subjects' rights
  • protected by appropriate security
  • not transferred without adequate protection.

MRI website cookie information

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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 site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Please note, this cookie may have already been set at an earlier visit. Google Analytics privacy statement

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We would also refer you to the Queen Mary University of London privacy policy.

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