PRIVACY

This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to the University of Glasgow’s central web servers and explains how this information is treated. If you choose to request information from this site you will need to pass personal data to the University through this site. Where you actively provide personal data to the University [for example, by completing a web form] this data will be used only for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data.

Data protection

The gathering, storage, use, release and disposal of personal information is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation. The University’s policy and guidelines with respect to the regulations, are published by the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office.

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act

The records of the University of Glasgow are subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) 2002 Act. The Act gives individuals a general right of access to all types of recorded information, of any age, held by the University. The University’s policy and guidelines with respect to the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 are published by the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office.

The information collected

Log files

The University’s website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site, other than to log your IP address and session information. Session information includes the time and duration of your visit to the site, the files requested, and the browser used. This information will only be accessed by authorised persons of the University of Glasgow or its agents. The information will be retained by the University and will only be used for the purpose of (a) managing the site system, (b)  the identification of broken links, and (c) for statistical and audit purposes.

Web forms

You may occasionally be asked to provide personal information to gain access to specific services. The processing and retention of this information will be explained at the point of collection.

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site to other non-University sites nor the content of external internet sites.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your device by the web server via your browser, and may be used to collect information to help identify you and prepare customised pages for you. Cookies may remain on your computer either for the duration of the session or indefinitely. You can configure most standard web browsers to refuse cookies.

Occasionally, we give users the opportunity to save settings for viewing pages. This involves the setting of a cookie. We do not track such cookies.

Information on cookies can be obtained from www.allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

The University and our authorised agents make use of Google Analytics to produce anonymised statistics on website usage: to help us to improve our site and the experience of our users. Google Analytics uses cookies in this process. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. All data collected is anonymised.

Other Cookies

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Reject Cookies

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TERMS OF USE

Information about us

The website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/ (the “website”) is owned and controlled by The University of Glasgow, a charitable body registered in Scotland under registration number SC004401, incorporated under the Universities (Scotland) Acts and having its main administrative offices at University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (the “University”)

Use & Access

These terms of use set out the terms for use of the website and applies to all users of and visitors to the website (‘you’). Please read these terms of use carefully before you begin to use the website. By using the website, you accept these terms of use and agree to abide by them. Please do not use the website if you do not agree with these terms of use.

Access to the website is on a temporary basis and the University reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service provided to you on the website at any time. Sections of the website may be restricted to certain users at any time.

Prohibited Uses

You may only use the website for lawful purposes. You may not use the website:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect
  • To transmit or procure the sending of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam)
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, programs or files designed to destroy, interrupt or limit the functionality of any computer, computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

Disclaimer

The content on the website is maintained locally, at departmental and other levels. The content of the University’s main website is overseen by the University’s Web Team, however not all webpages within the main website are controlled centrally.

The content on the website is provided ‘as is’, and without warranties, representations or undertakings. The University tries to ensure that the content and information available on the website is accurate at the time of publication but it does not warrant that this is the case. Nothing on the website constitutes any part of a contract unless otherwise expressly stated. 

Any links within the website to third party websites are not checked by the University and the University bears no responsibility for the content of external sites. If you access external sites through the website, you do so at your own risk.

The University permits its students and staff to maintain personal pages on the website, and associated sites. Any views expressed on these pages do not necessarily represent the views of the University.

We make no guarantees that the website is free from so called computer viruses. It is strongly recommended that you check for such viruses before downloading it or its contents

Liability

The University accepts no liability for any claims, penalties, loss or expenses arising from your use of the website including: any reliance you might place on the content of the website; use of or inability to use the website; the downloading of any materials from the website; or any unauthorised use or access to the website.

Intellectual Property

The University is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights contained within this website and in the material published on the website. All such rights are reserved.

Subject to the limitations detailed below and to the entirety of the website’s terms of use, you may download, view and print material from our website for personal and non-commercial use and for internal non-commercial circulation within your organisation.

Any other use of the website requires prior written consent from the University. In particular, you may not use any part of the materials on the website for commercial purposes without obtaining our prior written consent.

The University must always be acknowledged as the owners of any such material circulated or used, as must the contributions of any identified person.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials taken from the website in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Governing Law/Jurisdiction

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland and any disputes that may arise will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

Enquiries

Please contact webteam@gla.ac.uk if you have any enquiries about the website.