Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy for OxCADAT Resources 

Last Updated: 11/10/2023 

Who we are 

The OxCADAT resources site is managed by the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma research group (The University of Oxford).  Our website address is:  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of our users. The Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we collect when you use the website. We use the information we obtain purely in accordance with your instructions and requirements. By accessing or using our website, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. 

What data do we collect 

  • Personal Information: We collect and store the information you provide to us when registering for an account to gain free access to the site. This information includes your membership type, name, email address, and any other details you submitted in the registration process. In addition to this, if you opt in to receive our newsletter, we will store your email address separately so that we may contact you with the newsletter in the future. Finally, when visitors leave comments on the site, we collect and store the data shown in the comments form alongside the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 
  • Usage Information: We automatically collect certain information when you visit our website, including your IP address, browser type, device information, and the pages you visit. This information helps us improve your experience and optimise our services. 
  • Cookies: We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your experience on our website and gather information about your browsing habits. You can adjust your browser settings to control cookie preferences. Please see our Cookies Policy below for more information. 

How we may use your information 

We use the information we collect for the following purposes: 

  • Providing Academic Resources: We use your information to update and guide the development of the academic resources, articles, and materials available on our website. 
  • Communication: We may use your contact information to send you updates, newsletters, or respond to your enquiries. 
  • Improvement of Services: We analyse usage data to improve our website, including content recommendations and user experience. 
  • Compliance: We may use your information to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies if needed. 

Embedded content from other websites 

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. through cookies consent, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. 

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. 

Who has access to the data 

Our team administrators, trained in data security, have access to all the stored data and may edit it as necessary. We do not sell, rent, or trade your personal information to others, unless we are required to do so by law, or to prevent fraud. We may share your information under the following circumstances: 

  • Service Providers: We may share your information with trusted service providers that assist us in delivering our services (e.g. embedded content such as described in point four). 
  • Legal Compliance: We may disclose your information to comply with legal obligations or protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property. 

How long we retain your data 

For users that register on our website, we store the personal information you provide in your user profile. We store information about you for as long as your account exists, and all comments information indefinitely.  

What rights you have over your data and who to contact 

You have the following rights regarding your personal information: 

  • Access: You can request access to the personal information we hold about you. If you have an account on the website, for example, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you including any data you have provided to us. 
  • Correction: You can request that we correct or update inaccurate or incomplete information. 
  • Deletion: You can request the deletion of your personal information, subject to legal limitations. 
  • Opt-Out: You can opt-out of receiving communications from us through our newsletter. 

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Website. 

Contact us 

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or your personal information and would like to contact someone in our team you can email

Cookies Policy for OxCADAT Resources 

Last Updated: 11/10/2023 


This Cookies Policy explains how OxCADAT Resources uses cookies and similar tracking technologies when you visit our website. By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with this policy. You can learn more about cookies at

What Are Cookies? 

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. They serve various purposes, such as improving user experience, analysing website traffic, and enabling certain functionalities. 

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. 

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. 

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. 

Purpose of Cookies 

The cookies used on OxCADAT Resources serve the following purposes: 

  • To provide you with a personalised and efficient browsing experience. 
  • To analyse and improve the performance of our website. 

Types of Cookies 

We use the following types of cookies on our website: 

  • Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the basic functionality of the website. They are usually set in response to actions you take on the site, such as logging in or filling out forms. 
  • Functional Cookies: These cookies enhance the user experience by remembering your preferences and settings. For example, language preferences or customised content. 
  • Analytics/Performance Cookies: These cookies help us analyse how visitors use our website, so we can improve the user experience and content. We use third-party tools like Jetpack for this purpose.  Jet pack is a product managed by Automattic and is a web analytics service that uses cookies to help us analyse how visitors use the site.   

Third-Party Cookies 

Our website may also use cookies from third-party services, such as Automattic and Vimeo. These cookies are governed by the respective privacy policies of these services.  See below for their privacy and cookies policies: 

Vimeo cookie policy:   


Cookie Consent 

When you visit our website, you will see a cookie consent banner. By clicking “Accept” you agree to the use of cookies as described in this Cookies Policy. 

Managing Cookies 

You can manage and delete cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of our website. 

Here are links to instructions for managing cookies in popular web browsers: 

Updates to this Policy 

We may update this Cookies Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for legal and regulatory reasons. The last updated date will be mentioned at the top of the policy. 

Contact Us 

If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookies Policy or our use of cookies, please contact us at For more information about how we handle your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.