The DARE website is jointly created by Opera North and the University of Leeds.  As the host of the website, the University’s Privacy Policy applies.


1. Purpose of this notice

This notice tells you how the University of Leeds will collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated collection of personal information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the University. This will include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much use of the server is made by different categories of users and, in the event of a breach of security, may be used to aid detection.

3. Non-automated collection

Where you are required under this website to provide personal data, the uses of this data will be indicated at the point of collection – for example, when requesting a brochure or registering for an event.

4. Third-party access

Your personal data that you have provided will not routinely be sent to third parties (unless notified – see 3. above).

Exception – 100 % online distance learning postgraduate courses

The University works with third party partners (Pearson PLC, Natives Online Ltd) who handle admissions enquiries and recruitment for some of our 100% online distance learning postgraduate courses. If you submit an enquiry through the online form published on the associated course pages, our partner organisation will use your personal data to enable them to respond to your enquiry. If you choose to apply for the course, your data will be entered into the University’s application system so we can consider your application. Your data is held confidentially and securely (our systems are encrypted). These partners are only allowed to use your data in accordance with the strict instructions of the University. Neither partner will use your data in any other way nor will they share it with any other organisation.

5. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit.

Our website uses cookies for three purposes:

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you.

Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this in two ways:

6. Facebook advertising

Parts of our website carry Facebook tracking code, known as a ‘pixel’. This code tracks the page(s) you have visited on the University’s site and passes this to Facebook to inform targeted advertising. This data is anonymous and the University cannot see your name, phone number, email address or any other personal information which could identify you.

7. University Code of Practice

The University’s Data Protection Code of Practice also applies to the use of personal data under this website.

8. Changes to this notice

This notice and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page and you may be prompted to accept any changes.

9. Further information and contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact

If you are dissatisfied with their response please contact the University Webmaster,


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