Edinburgh Napier University Privacy Statement
- Required by law.
- Your consent has been given.
The information you have given will be stored on our computer systems and used in the following ways:
- Marketing: In order that we may keep you informed by post, email, telephone or other electronic means of the news, events or services that may be of interest.
- Web statistics: To improve the service to our clients and to analyse our website's use without identifying you as an individual.
- Market Research: From time to time we may ask you to take part in research surveys to assist us with improving our service to existing and potential students.
- To comply with legal process e.g. search warrant, subpoena, court order etc.
- To protect Edinburgh Napier's rights and property.
- To investigate reports of users sending material using a false email address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages.
- To protect against misuse or unauthorised use of our website(s).
- During emergencies, e.g. when we believe someone's physical safety is at risk.
Accepting this statement acknowledges Edinburgh Napier University will not be responsible for damages you or any others may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such information.
As a user of the Edinburgh Napier University website you consent to the collection and use of information as outlined in this statement. If this statement is changed we will post these changes on the Edinburgh Napier website at this location. The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know and we will correct it.
How to contact us
By writing to:
Data Protection Officer
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier use of visitor statistics
When you visit the Edinburgh Napier website www.napier.ac.uk, our systems automatically log and collect statistics about your visit. These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a particular program. We only use this type of data in aggregate i.e. we look at the data collectively, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. These statistical ratings do not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any of our users. It does however allow us to examine customer traffic patterns and website usage. This helps us to enhance the design and layout of the site making it easier to navigate. We also collect and analyse traffic on our website by keeping track of the IP addresses of our visitors. (An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer when you are using your browser on the internet.) We log this information in order that we can monitor data such as the number of visitors visiting the website; however, we do not link your IP address to any personally identifiable information.
We use a technology nicknamed "Cookies" on our website. Cookies make your visit to our website easier and improve the quality of the visitor experience. They assist navigation through the site and adjust colours to identify location. Our Cookies in these respects are temporary and are not used to log personal information. You should know that Cookies are not able to extract personal information from your system or cause damage. Most browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies. It is important to note that you may not be able to use certain features on our website if you choose not to accept Cookies.
Subscription to Edinburgh Napier Newsletter
We may use your email address to contact you if you have chosen to receive the Edinburgh Napier Newsletter.
Even the best policy cannot protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your online activities. Be aware that email is an inherently insecure form of communication. Remember that in extreme cases third parties are sometimes able to intercept your unencrypted messages.
Edinburgh Napier University is concerned about the security of your personal information particularly when using our website. Although we have taken all reasonable security precautions, we cannot guarantee internet security and subsequently cannot guarantee that any information you input on our site is totally secure. In addition to our online security efforts, we have taken steps to protect your personal data offline as well. All of your information is restricted to our offices. Employees are granted access on a need-to-know basis and are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
Your control over your personal information
Opt-out / Changing your status: At any time you can withdraw permission for the use of your personal information. This can be done either by ticking the OPT-OUT or UNSUBSCRIBE link contained in all Edinburgh Napier web communications, or alternatively, you can send a blank email to email@example.com and type "remove", in the subject field.