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This disclaimer refers to the Clavis Sinica website or any of its variations.

The website is under constant change and development and the information it contains is subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to ensure that the content of its website is accurate, we cannot accept liability for the accuracy of all content at any given point in time.

Links to external websites

We are not responsible for the content of external websites which may be linked to or from our website.

We make every effort to ensure that its external links are free from viruses but accepts no liability for damage caused by viruses acquired from or appearing to have been acquired from us.

Prospectus information

Every effort has been taken to make our prospectus information as accurate as possible.

We reserve the right to discontinue any class or program, to alter any program or to amend any other information without notice.

Some of the programs listed are subject to validation.

The prospectus describes the programs offered by us. Should you become a student of this institution, you will receive further material describing the teaching, examination, assessment and other educational services ("the educational services") offered by us, as well as information on the social side of student life.

We undertake to take all reasonable steps to provide educational services in the manner set out in the prospectus and further materials. It does not however guarantee the provision of such services. Should industrial action or circumstances beyond the control of us interfere with its ability to provide educational services, the university undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimize the resultant disruption to those services.

Should you become a student at the university, this notice shall constitute a term of any contract between you and the university. Any offer of a place made to you by the university is made on the basis that, in accepting such an offer, you signify your consent to the incorporation of this notice as a term of any such contract.

The university's policies on fraud

If we have reason to believe that you, or any person acting on your behalf, has provided false information, omitted relevant information, made any misrepresentation and/or provided counterfeit or forged documents in respect of an application for a place at the university, tuition fees assessment, Mandatory or Discretionary Award, it will take whatever steps it considers necessary to establish the authenticity of that information and/or documentation.

If the university suspects that fraud may have taken place in the circumstances set out above, it is entitled to share information with appropriate outside agencies as defined in its data protection registration*. If it concludes that a fraud has taken place it is entitled to cancel a student's application, withdraw any offer of a place and to rescind their student status. Students will be required to provide further information or documentation as may be requested by the university, in relation to their application or student status.

If any discrepancies exist between official Clavis Sinica printed materials and electronic information, the information in the printed material shall have precedence unless the electronic information specifically states that it is the official source in lieu of the printed information.

Copyright notice

This website and its content are copyright of the Clavis Sinica - © Clavis Sinica. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only

  You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

  Content must not be altered or adapted in any way and written permission must be sought for the inclusion of content in papers or other publications.

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

The logo cannot be reproduced without prior written permission. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for permission and for guidelines on the correct usage.

All aspects of the website design, text, graphics, databases, underlying source code, software (including applets) and other material on this website are copyright the Clavis Sinica.


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Essential usage

Some of our services require cookies to be enabled in order to function. These temporary files remember certain information which could not otherwise be stored as you move between pages on our site, e.g. our on-demand prospectus uses cookies to remember which of our programs you have added to your "basket" when you request the prospectus. These cookies are only stored if your visit to our site and are not used to track any other information about you.

Our personalized websites similarly use cookies to maintain details of your settings between pages, and to provide anonymized data about usage. When you sign in to use these services you are providing consent for these cookies to be set.

Targeted advertising

Like many businesses we use paid advertisements to increase awareness of our services. Some of these advertisements are "targeted" towards people who have viewed our site previously, or have viewed sites relevant to our services.

In order to do this, we provide information to our advertising company, which they use to provide you with advertising that should be more relevant to your interests. We do this by placing a small pixel on certain pages which are read by the advertising company and interact with cookies that have been set on pages where the adverts appear. This information cannot be used to identify you personally.

You can find out more about the targeted advertising we use, including how to switch this off in your browser, at the Specific Media website.

Personal data

The web pages may in some instances contain personal data. Personal data may include names, contact details, and sometimes photographs. Personal data of students or any person who is not a member of staff at the university will not be placed on the externally facing website without permission. We aim to ensure that all personal data which is held on the website is kept accurately and up-to-date.

When personal data is collected from individuals via the website, by for instance forms, questionnaires or surveys, the university will provide information about what it will be used for, and if it will be shared with third parties. The data will be collected securely, with due regard for confidentiality. We will only use the personal information to deliver the services offered or requested, or for our lawful, disclosed purposes.

In order to monitor usage of our website, our web servers collect anonymous information such as IP addresses, the browser software used, and dates, times and pages visited. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

By using any of the sites within our website network, or our services, you are agreeing to our collection of necessary personal information about you.

Personal data will always be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. To find out more visit our Data Protection pages. To find out how you can amend any errors in the personal information held about you, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy statement only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy statements.