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Privacy Policy

The following information contains the MRC Prion Units committed policy on the personal information we collect about you.

This privacy policy may change at certain intervals, so please make sure you keep informed of our terms by accessing this page regularly.

Information Usage

The MRC Prion Unit does not collect personal information when you access the web site homepage and browse the web site contents, except in the following circumstances:

  • When you complete an online form and send it back to us

Personal data collected by the MRC Prion Unit will be used and recorded in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and this privacy policy.

Information Disclosure

We will not disclose your personal details to third parties, such as our sponsors unless you have specified as part of the online form that we can or you have written to us and given your prior permission.

If you register with and receive services from third parties, the MRC Prion Unit does not take responsibility or accept liability in respect of the use of your personal details by any third parties. Your details are subject to the private policy of the third party in question.


Cookies are files containing information about visitors to a web site (e.g. user name and preferences). This information is provided by the user during the first visit to a web site server. The server records this information in a text file and stores this file on the visitor's hard drive. When the visitor accesses the same web site again the server looks for the cookie and configures itself based on the information provided. The MRC Prion Unit does not run cookies on its web site.


If you send emails to the MRC Prion Unit, you should note that the security of Internet email is uncertain. If you send sensitive or confidential email messages, which are not encrypted you accept the risk of possible lack of confidentiality over the Internet.


If you are aged 16 or under, we request that you get your parent/guardian's permission whenever you provide personal details to www.prion.ucl.ac.uk

Links from MRC Prion Unit to other web sites

You may find links to other web sites but the MRC Prion Unit does not control the content of these links and they will not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the MRC Prion Unit.

The MRC Prion Unit cannot accept any responsibility for the content of such links. Please adhere to the privacy policy of the external web site if they have one.

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site.

This privacy policy is based on a freely-available template created and distributed by www.website-law.co.uk.

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