Privacy Policy

The Centre for Research on Eating Disorders at Oxford (CREDO) takes your internet privacy very seriously. We implement physical, electronic and managerial procedures and practices to safeguard your privacy and to protect your personal information. Although you don't have to give us personal information to visit this website, any information we collect is always handled confidentially, complying with European data protection legislation. The following Privacy Policy outlines information collection practices for Digital CBTe.

Information We Collect and Store Automatically

When you browse this website, read pages or download information from this website, we automatically collect certain information about your visit. We use this information to help us make this website more useful by creating summary statistics for determining what information is of most and least interest to our visitors. We do not use or sell information automatically collected on this website for commercial marketing purposes, nor do we use this type of information to identify or track individuals.

The information that may be automatically collected when you visit this website includes:

  • The Internet domain and the IP address from which you accessed this website
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access this website
  • The date and time you accessed this website
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website
  • The pages you visit on this website
  • The links made to other websites through this website

Information You Provide to Us

If you choose to provide personal information to us, either by submitting a form containing your personal information on this website, or by sending us an email containing your personal information, we use your information only to fulfil the purposes stated on the website, to respond to you or to help our staff get you the information you requested.

If you choose to participate in our research, we need to collect some information about your progress through Digital CBTe in order to test the effectiveness of Digital CBTe. You can find further information about how we collect and process your personal data in the study Information Sheet.

Data Protection

The University of Oxford is the data controller with respect to your personal data, and as such will determine how your personal data is used in the study. As Digital CBTe is an online programme, we are working with a specialist third party (called Global Initiative) that has the facilities to run an online programme. Global Initiative is a data processor with respect to your personal data. They have passed a security assessment from the University of Oxford.

The University and Global Initiative will process your personal data for the purpose of the research outlined in the study Information Sheet. Research is a task that we perform in the public interest.

Further information about your rights with respect to your personal data is available from

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