Data collected

In common with most websites, certain information, including your Internet address, is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs when you access the site. This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics.

Cookies are created to save and retrieve information about your visit to this website including how you entered and navigated around the site and what information you accessed.  They identify you only as a number.  You can, if you wish, disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser.

Data Protection

Information gathered by the Alumni and Development Office is held under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The data may be made available to the University offices, faculties, academic and administrative departments, recognised alumni societies, sports and other clubs associated with the College and University and to agents contracted by the College for particular development-related projects. Data may be used for a range of alumni activities, including the sending of College publications, the promotion of benefits and services available to alumni, notification of alumni events and of programmes involving academic and administrative departments. Data may also be used in fund-raising programmes, which might include an element of direct marketing. If you do not wish your data to be used for the above purposes, please write to The Development Office, Downing College, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ.

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 Master, Fellows and Scholars of Downing College in the University of Cambridge, and the point of contact for subject access requests is the College Data Protection Officer (Mr R Beardwell, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, tel. 01223 334804, E-mail: The College is also Data Controller in respect of any personal data served as content by this site.