The Autism Research Centre takes your privacy seriously. If you register to become a research volunteer, all the information you provide to us is confidential. It can only be viewed by the Database Managers of the ARC for the sole purpose of research. You can instruct us to remove your details from our records at any time and we will carry this out.

The information you provide falls into two main categories - your contact details and demographic information, e.g. diagnosis, date of birth. We need your contact details to enable us to inform you about research projects which you can consider participating in. The demographic information ensures that we only contact you about projects which you are eligible to take part in.


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This usually occurs when you 'log in', either as a volunteer or when you want to download test or other documents from the ARC online repository.

The cookies we generate only contain a random sequence of numbers and letters that allow us to recognise you as you move from page to page. No personal information of any kind is stored.

These cookies only last for as long as you maintain your web browsing session. When you close your browser the information disappears and no information is stored on your PC from one session to the next.

In addition, Google Analytics sets cookies to estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This helps to ensure that we provide a fast service that is available when you want it. See Google's Privacy Policy.

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