Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME)

Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

The Royal Society receives a limited amount of personal information through this website. The privacy policy on this page explains how we use information we collect on this website - 'ACME website'. This policy does not cover links within this site to other websites.

The use of your information on this website

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

This website only collects limited personal information about you in limited circumstances, including:

  • Collecting website statistics: Tracking the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site
  • Receiving information you send to us by email. This would include your name, email address and message, which you provide voluntarily.

By disclosing your personal information to us using this website, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by Royal Society in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

We use technologies to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. The information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you modify your browser settings.

We also use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service. It uses cookies to help us to analyse how visitors to this website use it (e.g. which of our website pages are the most popular). The information generated by the cookies about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers which are located in various countries, including the United States of America. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on our website activity, such as when our website was accessed and what sites referred the visitor to our web pages. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google have published more information on this on their website, in the question How does Google use cookies for Google Analytics?

The website also logs the user's IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the Web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics, which the Royal Society uses to evaluate use of the site.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies, or the option within your browser to find and delete cookies.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at the third-party website, Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 including a right to access the information we hold about you, subject to certain conditions. Please contact us for further information at or by writing to Data Protection, The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.

Summary of terms

  • Browser: Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. Examples of browsers include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.
  • Cookies: A cookie is a small amount of data which is stored on your computer and which is revealed to us when you use this website. Cookies can store information about your preferences and other information which you need when you visit a website, helping to avoid the need to type the same information on each visit. We can also use cookies to show us how you are using our website, in order to personalise our service and to help you use our website more easily. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can configure your web browser not to accept cookies, although this may hinder the functionality of the website.
  • IP (Internet Protocol): All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
  • IP address: If you are connected to the Internet you have an internet address, for example it may look something like this
  • Web Server: Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer

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