Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy


This policy sets out what personal information we gather and that you have shared with us when you visit the specific LinguaCam websites and mobile applications and related services, which consists of all content and pages located within the web domains and all LinguaCam mobile applications (collectively, the "LinguaCam Site"). The LinguaCam Site is operated by the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (“University of Cambridge”) acting through its Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (“LinguaCam,” “us,” or “we”).

Who will process my personal information?

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 the LinguaCam Site.

Data collected

We collect, store and process the following data when you use the LinguaCam Site:

  • Your usage and interaction with the LinguaCam Site, including the pages you view.
  • Information about the computer or device you use to access the LinguaCam Site, including Your IP Address, operating system and browser type.
  • Any information you enter into any form, text box or data entry mechanism on the LinguaCam Site, including, but not limited to:
    • Your answers to exercises, questions and problems on the LinguaCam Site.
    • Your personal information when you create an account, which can include Your name and email address.
    • Your answer to surveys and questionnaires.
  • A record of communications with us by phone, email, post or other online service.
  • Any information you provide to us via a third-party service. For example, if you login via Facebook, Facebook provides us with your name and email address.

Data processing

We may process the data we collect in the following ways:

  • To provide you with interactive features on the LinguaCam Site.
  • To provide you with information that you request or which we feel may interest you.
  • To ask you for feedback on the LinguaCam Site.
  • To notify you about changes to the LinguaCam Site.
  • To ensure that content on the LinguaCam Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device by gathering information about you and using it to analyse the effectiveness and popularity of the LinguaCam Site.
  • To optimise the LinguaCam Site to best support you in your learning.
  • To support research into technology-enhanced learning.
  • To provide summary statistics to the research community, our funders and the general public; summary statistics will not identify any individual.
  • To administer the LinguaCam Site in order to find and detect bugs as well as prevent misuse.

We use several legal bases when processing your personal data. These are:

Performance of a contract: We may need to use your personal information in order to perform any agreement you have with us. For example, we may process your personal information in order to create or maintain your account.

Consent: We may ask for your consent to process and share your personal information. For example, should you enter into a sharing exercise with other users on the LinguaCam Site, you may grant the University of Cambridge staff member and other users access to Your personal information. You may withdraw your consent for us to process or share your personal data in this manner at any time. This can be done through the LinguaCam Site interface.

Legitimate interest: We may use your personal information in our legitimate interest of the educational objectives of the University of Cambridge. We may also rely on legitimate interest to analyse and improve the LinguaCam Site, to contact you, to conduct research, as well as for fraud detection and legal purposes. For example, we may process Your personal data in order to detect and protect the LinguaCam Site from misuse by computers with specific IP Addresses. Where we process your personal information on a legitimate interest basis, you may object to this processing by emailing us at

Data sharing and disclosure

We may publish summary statistics using the data we hold; this will not identify any individual.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by the LinguaCam Site, stored by your browser, and returned by your browser to the LinguaCam Site whenever your use the LinguaCam Site.

Examples of how cookies are used on the LinguaCam Site include:

  • Essential cookies – These are cookies that are required for the operation of a website. We use cookies to keep you logged in to your account, and to ensure your submissions are associated with your account. Cookies of this type include: JSESSIONID, SEGUE_AUTH_COOKIE, laravel_session, Ucam-WebAuth-Session-S (session cookie), XSRF-TOKEN (used for site security)

You may refuse to accept some or all cookies by activating the appropriate setting in your browser. However, if you set your browser settings to block all cookies, including essential cookies, you will not be able to log into your account.

How to manage cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete them, see the Information Commissioner's Office information page. Further information on how to control or delete cookies visit:

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Third-party cookies

The LinguaCam Site may have pages with embedded content from third parties such as social media sites, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube. Cookies generated by those sites are subject to their own privacy policies and are outside our control. Please check those policies before you submit any personal data to, or use, these websites. You may block third party cookies using your browser without affecting the core functionality of the LinguaCam Site.

Data Retention

We may retain the personal information you provide to us until you ask us to delete your account. You can request your account to be deleted by email to

We will keep your information only for as long as we need it to provide you with the information you have requested, to administer your relationship with us, or to comply with the law. When we no longer need your information we will always dispose of it securely.

Your rights

For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see:

Last updated: 27 July 2020.