Privacy Policy

Primary contacts of participating institutions

The following information is needed for us to manage your participation in the IRUS service. We'll use it, as described in our standard privacy notice at, to provide the service you've requested, as well as to identify problems or ways to make the service better. The IRUS service collects your name and email address to solely contact you as a participant in the IRUS service. We'll keep the information until we are told that you are no longer a representative for your institution.

As part of the service, we will add the IRUS primary contact name to our IRUS-UK Jiscmail list which is used to communicate any issues or updates. The JiscMail service policies are available here

Data processing and retention period

IRUS receives IP information using the Tracker Protocol This identifying data is necessary for the initial processing of data in order to identify and discount robot and rogue usage, as required under the COUNTER Code of Practice. Data are retained for a 2-year period and then destroyed.


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