Gaia in the UK

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Privacy policy


This page explains what personal information we gather when you visit the Gaia website (this website: and and details how that information is used.

Who will process my personal information?

Gaia website represents UK teams participating in the European Space Agency Gaia satellite project. This website is hosted in the UK, and maintained by the University of Cambridge staff. The information published here applies to the use of your personal information (also known as 'personal data') by the Gaia UK team and the University of Cambridge through the viewing or use of this website. 

Personal information collected

When you visit we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. For information about how Google Analytics uses your personal information, please see and

We also collect the request made by your browser to the server hosting the website which includes the IP address, the date and time of connection and the page you ask for. We use this information to ensure the security of our websites and we delete it after a maximum of one year. We may use and disclose it as necessary in the event of a security concern or incident.

We store email addresses of the users registered with this website. These email addresses are stored for as long as the users remain registered with

Names and email addresses provided through our contact form are only used by the members of the Gaia UK team to answer submitted queries.

We use third-party services, which may set cookies on your computer, to embed media in pages on our website. These services are YouTube, Vimeo, Slideshare and Twitter.

For information about how we use cookies on our website, please see

The use of your personal information in the above ways is necessary for the legitimate interests of the Gaia UK team and the University in operating and improving the website, analysing its use, and ensuring its security. Our website collects very little personal information and we use it in ways that are compatible with your individual rights and freedoms.

Further information

For general information about how the University of Cambridge handles your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see

Please use contact form if you have questions concerning the use of your personal data by this website.

This page was last updated on 17 May 2018.