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Department of Sociology


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Last updated 28/05/2024

Privacy Notice

The information published here applies to the use of your personal information (also known as 'personal data') by the University of Cambridge through the viewing or use of our sites.

When you visit any of the websites within the Cambridge domain we hold certain information about you for service and security reasons. For more information on this, please see the University's privacy policy.

For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see the University's data protection information.

Cookie Policies

Department of Sociology websites are tracked by Google Analytics. Users who visit our sites may receive some or all of the Google Analytics cookies if the site administrator has enabled them (whether or not they authenticate).

Our sites also feature embedded third-party material (e.g. YouTube videos and Twitter feeds) and these may carry their own cookies. Users must refer to the site's local cookie policy to determine what cookies are being set and for what purpose.

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Mailing Lists

The Department of Sociology runs several mailing lists, including the Outreach mailing list and the Decolonise Sociology mailing list. By signing up to our mailing list(s), you are agreeing to provide the Department of Sociology with your personal data, which the Department uses to send you emails about news and events in line with your subscription(s) to the mailing list(s).

Your name and email address are used with your permission and only to send you information that you have requested. You can withdraw your consent at any time by unsubscribing from the mailing list, using the link at the bottom of every email campaign.

We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to send our emails, and we share your name, email address and details of your subscriptions with MailChimp. We gather statistics about email opens and clicks using industry standard technologies (including clear gifs) to help us monitor what content is popular and to improve the content of our emails. For more information, please see MailChimp's privacy notice.

Any transfers of your data outside of the European Economic Area, for example to our email service provider, are protected either by an 'adequacy decision' by the European Commission (declaring the recipient country as a 'safe' territory for personal data) or by standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission (which give obligations for the recipient to safeguard the data).

Further Information and Contacts

We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold. For further details about how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights under data protection law, please read our general data protection statement.

If you have any questions about how your personal information is used, or wish to exercise any of your rights, please consult the University's data protection webpages. If you need further assistance, please contact the University's data protection team ( or its Data Protection Officer (

If you are not happy with the way your information is being handled, or with the response received from us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.