Further information about cookies used on this website

Please read the University of Southampton’s privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy together with the University Network Terms set out the terms relevant to the University’s processing of data obtained as a result of your use of our University Network and our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”).

Any personal information provided by Users accessing the University Network shall be processed in accordance with the Act and subordinate legislation. The data controller is the University of Southampton, unless otherwise stated. For further information about the University’s obligations under the Act and whom to contact for further information, please refer to the University’s Data Protection Policy (PDF download).

How ATBar uses your data

When someone runs ATBar, we use Google Analytics, to collect standard log information and details of usage. We do this to find out things such as the number of people using the toolbar and which items of the toolbar they use. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those using ATBar. No user input to ATBar is transmitted to or stored in Google Analytics.

The following table describes how specific buttons in ATBar use your data. Buttons may collect the noted data when they are clicked.

Plugin data collected Purpose Processing Storage
FixTheWeb None – no longer active. None None
Text Zoom None None None
Font Settings None None None
Change Styles None None None
Colour Overlay None None None
Spell-checker Words you type, while you type them. To check them for spelling errors. Transmitted to an ATBar server in the UK for spell-checking. None
Dictionary Words you select. To provide a dictionary definition. Transmitted to an ATBar server in the UK, which finds a definition on Wiktionary. None
Text to Speech Words you select. The convert the words to speech. Transmitted to an ATBar server in the UK, which may refer the request to a text-to-speech service in Europe. None
Word Prediction Words you type, while you type them. To provide suggestions. Transmitted to an ATBar server in the UK and used to generate suggestions for the next word. None