Who we are
The Physics Mentoring Project is managed by Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy on behalf of a five universities: Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cardiff University, Swansea University and University of South Wales. Our website address is http://physicsmentoring.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Information submitted through contact forms will be stored securely, and until the end of the project.
Our website also sets cookies that are not essential for it to function but are very useful either for website visitors or the University itself.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
As you use our website, data about the pages visited is sent to Google Analytics so that we know how many people are using it. This includes the individual pages visited, an anonymised IP address, the device, browser and the website you came from. Google can also collect demographic and interests information from the DoubleClick cookie, if it’s present on your device.
Managing and blocking Cookies
You can change the settings in your browser software to manage individual cookies or block cookies altogether. Below are instructions for popular browsers:
- Apple Safari
- Apple Safari on iOS
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
Who we share your data with
We will not share your data with any external organisations, other than those identified in this policy. Your data will only be used in relation to the Physics Mentoring Project.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Your contact information will be stored securely on this website, and by Cardiff Unviersity.
How we protect your data
We will treat your data with respect and store it securely, in line with the Cardiff University data protection policy.