Privacy Policy

Who we are

This is the web site for the laboratory of Prof. Patrick Cai of the University of Manchester. Our website address is:

Visitors to the web site

Like most web sites, our site collects web server logs — information about each visitor through our web server. The information collected includes web browser used, date and time of access, and Internet Protocol (IP) address, which could potentially used to identify individuals. This information is not disclosed to other organisations, except in aggregate form, such as number of users from a certain region or country.


Comments on posts, photos, etc. have been disabled on this site.


The uploading of images and videos by visitors to this web site have been disabled.


This site makes use of “cookies”, which are pieces of information stored in the web browser to track your usage of our site. Since there is no login requirement to use our web site, they can be deleted or completely blocked without any impact on your experience. Only system administrators are able to log into the system.

Embedded content from other websites

Throughout this site, there is embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, links, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

No information is shared with any other organisation.

How long we retain your data

In summary, the data that we have collected from you include the web server logs and information entered into the contact form. Both the web server logs and information in the contact form are retained indefinitely by the system administrators, unless indicated otherwise by the user.

What rights you have over your data

If you would like this data to be deleted, please inform the system administrators of this site.

Where your data is sent

We do not share or send any of your personal data to any other organisation.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The contents of this Privacy Policy may be updated from time-to-time at our discretion. We encourage visitors to check this page for any changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the system administrators of this system by sending an email to: