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Privacy Policy

The information we collect about you, our security agreement and your rights.

The University of Edinburgh (the “University”, “us” or “we”) is committed to preserving your privacy. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information obtained from those visiting and using this website -

By using this website you consent to the collection, retention and use of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Information we collect

  • Personal details (such as your name, contact details and email address) which you provide by registering with us via the website.


  • Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the website. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your device.

  • The cookies set may obtain information about you, your computer, your use of our website and your general internet usage.

See the University website for detailed information on how we use cookies

IP addresses

  • We may collect information where available about your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is data about users' browsing actions and patterns. It is used to inform improvements to the website, for system administration, and to report aggregate information to third parties.

How we use your information

We use your information to:

  • enable us to supply you with the goods, services and information which you have requested

  • ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer

  • analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support and improve and develop the website

  • provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, unless you have indicated otherwise

  • notify you about changes to our service

Storage of your information

Transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website.

Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Disclosure of your information

We will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent, except where disclosure is:

  • necessary to enforce our rights, including under our website Terms and Conditions of use

  • necessary to enforce our rights under any other Terms and Conditions of use or Terms and Conditions of sale of the University or any of its schools, colleges or departments

  • required or permitted by law

See the University website for our full Terms and Conditions of use

Authorised personnel within the University will be able to access the information you provide to us. We may also disclose your information to other third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in the policy.

Third party websites

The website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these third party websites.


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