University Technology (and the individual partnering universities in Scotland) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of anyone who visits the website.

This privacy statement sets out the policy of towards the collection and use of information obtained from those visiting and using the website.

By using the University Technology website you consent to your personal information in accordance with this policy.

Although the policy has been developed to take account of changes in internet technology, it is subject to change and any such changes will only be notified on this page.

General undertaking
University Technology will:

  • Respect your privacy and confidentiality
  • Only record your personal details in the manner and for the purposes set out in this privacy statement
  • Keep your personal details secure from unauthorised access, use or disclosure; and
  • Not sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party except insofar as legally obliged to do so.

What information is collected?
In order to access the University Technology website, you are not currently required to register or provide any personal information about yourself.

Any personal information collected from visitors to our website is on a purely voluntary basis, through the registration or contact facilities.

However, by supplying this information, you are consenting to the consortium of users keeping it for a reasonable period of time and using it for the purposes set out below.

When you use the University Technology website our webserver automatically sends your computer with a small piece of code (a ‘cookie’) that enables the web pages to be displayed correctly and obtain standard information about your computer for logging web traffic. The information that the cookie provides allows us to manage and improve the services on the website - this cookie does not however contain any personally identifying information.

When you view our webpages, as with most other websites, our webserver builds logs of activity, which contain information about your location in the world and even your computer’s IP address. In addition, on some pages, small visible graphics are used to build and enhance this logging system.

What we do with the information?
Any personal information that you provide to us will only be used for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.

Personal information provided by you, and any other information relating to you, will be held by University Technology (and the individual partnering universities) and may be used for its own marketing purposes, or occasionally shared with other organisations in the prevention of fraud.

Using the logging data, we analyse demographic and other statistical information about user behaviour to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of our site. In performing such analysis and in the course of our business we will only ever disclose such information in an aggregated form that is not capable of identifying an individual user.

Where you have provided your email address, University Technology may occasionally send you, via email, information which we consider would be of use or interest to you.

Such information may also include details of changes or updates to the services provided by University Technology via this website or otherwise.

In any such email, University Technology will provide instructions on how to discontinue this service if you would prefer not to receive any future information from University Technology.

This website contains hypertext links. University Technology is not responsible for the privacy policies operated by the owners of those sites and does not accept responsibility for any information obtained by third parties as a result of use by you of such hypertext links.

Access to information
University Technology will provide you with a copy of all information maintained about you upon written request by email to:

University Technology will correct any inaccuracies in such information as soon as practicable after being notified of them via email.

Any user may require that their information be removed from the University Technology database.

Any questions?
If you have any queries or concerns about privacy on the University Technology website, please contact us at:


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