Privacy Policy

As part of Middlesex University, the Social Policy Research Centre is subject to the same legal requirements concerning privacy policy and data protection as its parent organisation.

Data protection

Middlesex University – and as part of it, the Social Policy Research Centre – is required by law to comply with the Data Protection Act, 1998 (the 1998 Act). In accordance with this, information is collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. To do this, Middlesex University complies with the Data Protection Principles which are set out in the 1998 Act. In summary these state that personal data shall be:

  • 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. The University, as as part of it, the SPRC is committed to ensuring that current employees comply with this Act regarding the confidentiality of any personal data held by the University, in whatever medium.

All information on this site is already publicly available: the Centre’s history and organisational structure, staff contact information, publications and events lists, awards and funds received. Wherever necessary, permissions have been sought before publication of material.  Information that is already publicly available is exempt from the 1998 Act. It is the policy of Middlesex University to make public as much information about the University as possible.

The images on this site are covered by Middlesex University’s copyright or, where the copyright holder is another person or organisation, have been specifically cleared for the University’s use by the owner.


Cookies are text files which contain data which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website.

Cookies cannot look into your computer and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive and, unless you have logged onto an authenticated page, cookies cannot be used to identify who you are.

Cookies do not in any way compromise the security of your computer.

The SPRC website uses Google Analytics in order to improve the website and enhance visitor experience. These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use the site: the number of the visitors to the website, the pages they visited, the site they came from. None of the information gathered through them can be traced to an individual. The cookie only relates to what goes on in this site and the information cannot be used for marketing on an individual basis.

Google Maps, which appears on our Contact page, tracks the number of people using their maps.

For more information on privacy policies for Google and Google Analytics, click the links provided.

The web browsers of most computers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your web browser to disable cookies or to inform you when a website is attempting to add a cookie. You can also delete cookies that have previously been added to your computer’s cookie file.

Please visit  All About Cookies to discover how to disable and delete cookies.