This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to Understanding Health Research and explains how any personal information is collected and treated. Where you actively provide personal data to the University of Glasgow by completing the feedback form or contact form, the data will be only used for evaluating and improving the website. The data may be used in reports and articles about the development and performance of the web site.
Data Protection Act
The gathering, storage, use, release and disposal of personal information is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. The University's policy and guidelines with respect to the Act, 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
The Understanding Health Research 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 pages accessed 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) monitoring usage of the web site (b) improving the functioning of the web site
You may choose to complete the feedback form or contact the site administrator through the contact form. By supplying such information the client consents to the University storing the information for the stated purpose. The information is held by the University in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
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