Privacy and Cookie Policy

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.


We may collect and process the following data about you:

Contact Data: This is information such as your name, email address and telephone number which we collect when you contact us by email, attend our event , or which we collect via our interaction with you (for example from business cards).

Profile Data: This is information such as the organisation you work for, your job title and role, the country you are based in and your area of expertise which we collect when you subscribe to any of our communications or apply to the Journalism Fellowship Programme.

Application Information: This is information such as your country of citizenship, past and present employment details, home address and contact details and education history, which we collect when you apply to the Journalism Fellowship Programme.

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our sites https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/ and http://forms.reutersinstitute.co.uk (Sites). This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to any of our communications, or applying for the Journalism Fellowship Programme. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also ask you to complete feedback questionnaires or surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

We may also contact you for fundraising purposes, although you do not have to respond to this.

Details of the Services that you use on our Sites.

Details of your visits to our Sites including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.


We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.


Our websites use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our websites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our websites and also allows us to improve our Sites. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


We use information held about you in the following ways:

Administration: We may use the personal information we collect about you to contact you in response to your query or application to the journalism fellowship programme. For example, newsletters or news alerts.

Consider Applications: We may use the personal information we collect about you to consider your application to the Journalism Fellowship Programme

Communications: We may use personal information we collect about you to contact you by e-mail, post or telephone with information about the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and  events and publications that might be of interest to you. You can opt out of receiving these communications or publications at any point by contacting reuters.institute@politics.ox.ac.uk.

Internal statistical analysis: We may use the personal information we collect about you to facilitate internal statistical analysis, for example to analyse whether people are applying from a specific country or region. We have a policy of anonymising the information where possible.

Optimisation: To ensure that news and content from our Sites are presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To carry out our obligations to perform the Services or arising from any contracts entered into between you and us or to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

To notify you about changes to our Services.


Fellowship Programme Applicants

We may disclose your personal details to our core funder Thomson Reuters Foundation.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

When explicitly agreed by you as part of our Services. For example, when you we ask you whether you would like to share your name and contact details with other alumni.


You may contact us to access the personal information you provide to us and ask us to update, correct, or delete it from our databases.

In case of any questions regarding our privacy practices, if you would like to execute your rights or would like to submit a complaint please contact reuters.institute@politics.ox.ac.uk


Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.



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