Privacy and Policy

Privacy and Policy

This privacy notice is for the Skyline Project website only (skyline.wales).

The personal data we collect

The Skyline Project website collects personal data from you in two ways:

  • data you provide yourself
  • data collected automatically.

Data you provide yourself

Our website includes several different types of online form, as explained below. The data gathered through online forms will only be used for the purpose described on collection unless you also consent to other defined uses.

Data collected automatically

The data collected automatically by our website helps us understand which parts of it are most popular, where visitors are coming from and how they are using it. This allows us to make improvements in future.

Usage statistics

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. It may be held outside of the EU but Google is certified compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield. The data is stored for 26 months in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. To request this data or ask for it to be deleted contact web@cardiff.ac.uk

Advertising effectiveness

On some parts of our website we use code provided by Google or Facebook to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. This code allows Facebook and Google to tell us which advert was the most successful. You can request this data or ask for it to be deleted via the Facebook Your Information and Google Account pages. This data may be held outside of the EU. Google and Facebook are certified compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We may also use code provided by Adform to measure the effectiveness of other online adverts. No personal data is sent to Adform.

YouTube videos

On pages containing YouTube videos, data about the videos you watch will be sent to Google and stored in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. It may be used by Google to personalise advertising for you. You can opt out via Google’s Ads Settings and request or delete your data via your Google Account.

Interactive maps

The maps on the Skyline Project website use the Google Maps API in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. By using these maps you agree to be bound by the Google Maps/Google Earth additional terms of service.

When we use interactive maps that show your position, we will do so only with your consent. If you provide consent, the map will use the coordinates of your current location but this data will not be sent to us or stored.

Interactive charts

On pages of our website that include interactive charts, data including your IP address, browser and device is sent to ChartBlocks and held on Amazon Web Services storage for three years in accordance with the ChartBlocks privacy policy. The data may be held outside of the EU but Amazon is certified compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield. 

SoundCloud audio

Where we use embedded audio, information about the page you visited and what you listen to will be sent to SoundCloud and held in accordance with the SoundCloud privacy policy. You can request your data or ask for it to be deleted via the SoundCloud Help Center.

User behaviour

On some parts of our website we use Hotjar to record anonymous data about how specific pages are used (such as clicks or mouse movements). This does not collect or store any personal data.

Twitter feeds

On pages that have embedded Twitter content, we instruct Twitter not to record any information about you. You can opt-out of all Twitter tracking from the Twitter Personalisation settings page.

Website performance

On some parts of our website we use Catchpoint to record how long pages take to load. This is so that we can learn how to make it faster. No personal data is sent to Catchpoint but it does record the browser used on the pages we are monitoring.

Server logs

Our web servers record requests for web pages (URLs) but no personal data is collected or stored.

Do not track

Our website does not currently support the “Do not track” browser setting.

Changes to this privacy notice

We reserve the right to change this information without notice.