Privacy Statement

By visiting or using this website you consent to the collection and use by NDA of information about you in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement. The terms 'NDA', 'we' and 'us' in this statement mean the NDA project - personnel who are based at the Sociological studies department at the University of Sheffield.

General undertaking

NDA will

  • respect your privacy and confidentiality

  • only record your personal details in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement

  • keep your personal details secure from unauthorised access, use or disclosure

  • not sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party except insofar as legally obliged to do so

  • only use your information in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998

Information collected

Indirect collection

The NDA web server automatically collects standard information such as a user's IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, etc. NDA does not use cookies to customise web page content. Cookies are small electronic files which a website can transfer to a users hard drive to identify a user and personalise their use of that website.

Any information collected indirectly will be used by NDA only: to monitor the volume, type and pattern of traffic using this website; to develop the design and layout of the website; and for other administrative and planning purposes.

Direct collection

NDA collects personal information, such as a user's name and email address, only when it is provided voluntarily by a user when communicating with the NDA project.

We will use such information as provided by you to answer enquiries and otherwise communicate with you. All communications from you and subsequent correspondence from us will be recorded and securely retained by us.

NDA shall not retain the contents of any communications from you and subsequent correspondence for longer than is necessary having regard to the content and nature of such communications and correspondence. Contact details including your email address may be retained for the purposes of generally improving the services offered by NDA. This includes evaluation of the services provided by us.

We may use any information collected directly from users or visitors for generally improving this website and the services offered by NDA.


This website contains hypertext links to other web sites. NDA is not responsible for the content of these sites, nor for the privacy policies operated by the owners of those sites and does not accept responsibility for any information obtained by third parties as a result of use by you of such hypertext links.

Privacy Statement updates

NDA reserves the right periodically to update or modify this privacy policy. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this website so that users are always aware of the information collected, the reasons for such collection and the purposes, if any, to which NDA may put such information.

NDA encourages users who may have specific concerns about the gathering or use of any such information to view this Privacy Statement regularly.

Copyright Information

The content of all the pages which form this NDA website is copyright of the University of Sheffield. The reproduction of all or part of the content of this website, in any form, is allowed subject to the following permissions.

Permission is granted to print or download to a local or network hard disk content for users to browse, display, search for, retrieve and print material from the website for any private research, not for profit training or educational use compatible with the educational or research purposes of an educational institution.

The permission is granted subject to the inclusion of the copyright notice "© University of Sheffield" in or upon all such prints or downloads. This permission to print/download extends to the inclusion of such printed or downloaded material in other publications or works subject to the acknowledgement of the copyright status of the content and that such acknowledgement is displayed prominently in the other publications or works.

The distribution or copying of the content of this website for any commercial purpose is specifically prohibited other than with the express written consent of the NDA project team. The granting of a licence by NDA for commercial distribution or copying may be on such terms and conditions as the NDA project team see fit, including, without prejudice to the generality, the payment of a licence fee for each page or image.


The NDA Programme is fully committed to making this website and its content fully accessible to all members of society. Our aim is to ensure that everyone is able to read the details contained and that no one is disenfranchised for reasons of disability.

The website has been carefully designed, and strict standards have been put in place, to ensure that users with disabilities can access the information contained within it.