Privacy Policy

Your right to privacy is important to us. The following terms are provided to explain how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using the Website.

Only the personal information provided by you at registration is held by the Fault Dynamics Research Group, and we will never pass on this information to third parties unless required to do so by law.  Personal data is not stored nor captured through the Website without the prior knowledge and consent of Users (e.g. during user registration).

The Fault Dynamics Research Group is keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring that you obtain full value from the products and services it provides, while ensuring that it complies with all protection the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’) affords to you. The Act gives you a number of rights, including the right to know what personal information the Fault Dynamics Research Group holds about you and the right to access this information.

We don’t like SPAM either…  We may periodically use your email address to send you service status updates and STAR project updates, however if you feel that we are sending you any unwanted email please let us know and we will remove your email address from our distribution list.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

This Website uses cookies to facilitate access to restricted areas and to monitor usage by tracking which URLs are accessed and the sequence in which they are accessed.

You can find out more about cookies, their use, and how you can remove them by going to the Interactive Advertising Bureau website All About Cookies or  You should note that if a User sets up his or her browser to reject the cookie, he or she may still use the Website, although functionality may be impaired.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to continuously log requests received by the Website’s web servers as it is accessed. These logs are used to analyse usage of the Website.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

 User Names & Passwords

You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of any username and passwords that may be given to you or selected by you for use on our Website. You may not share these with or transfer them to any third parties.

You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of them or any other breach of security regarding our Website that comes to your attention.