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Terms of use & Cookie Policy

Web Site Terms & Conditions of Use

Please read our conditions of use carefully as by using the Website you will be taken to have agreed to be bound by them. We reserve the right to vary the conditions of use at any time. You are advised to review the conditions of use on a regular basis, as you will be deemed to have accepted variations if you continue to use the Website after they have been posted.

1.0 Disclaimer

We take every care and precaution to ensure that information published on the Website is accurate when posted and regularly updated, but neither do we guarantee its accuracy. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before acting upon it. We may change the information at any time without notice.

We publish the Website "as is" without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of our Website, the accuracy of the information or the products or services referred to on the Website (in so far as such warranties may be excluded under any relevant law). We shall not be liable for any losses or damage that may result from use of the Website as a consequence of any inaccuracies in, or any omissions from, the information, which it may contain.

2.0 Applicable Law

The laws of Scotland govern these conditions of use and you agree that the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.

Copyright Statement

1.0 The Copyright

All copyrights in this website are strictly reserved to Queen Margaret University

All copyrights in this website including illustrations, pictures, sound, scripts, animation and other material appearing on this website, otherwise known as "content" belong to Queen Margaret University or third parties authorising Queen Margaret University to use the copyrights.

In accessing the Queen Margaret University Website, you agree that you will use the contents for your own private use. You may not make alterations, copy, store in any medium (including other websites), distribute, transmit any part of the website without the prior written permissions of Queen Margaret University in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

2.0 Accuracy

The Information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We have made reasonable efforts to ensure that the Information is accurate at the time of inclusion. However, like any printed material, the Information may be out of date at the time of access by the visitor. We shall not be liable for any error or omission in, or any failure to update, such Information and any decisions based on the Information are the sole responsibility of the visitor.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Website at any time without notice.

3.0 Links to External Websites

Certain links on this Website lead to other Websites that will have separate privacy and data collection practices. We have no responsibility or liability for those third party policies.

Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement

1.0 Statement of Intent

This is the Queen Margaret University website policy relating to the personal information that you may be asked to provide when using this website. This includes personal data, e-mail address and other pieces of specific personal data to you. We wish to express in this Privacy Policy, our respect for your privacy and have set out below our specific guidelines to inform you of how we retain your information and for what purpose.

2.0 What Information do we collect?

The information we collect from you when registering, or as part of an online service is exclusively for the use of Queen Margaret University. This may include your email address and perhaps your first and last names. Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of all personal information we hold for you. All such requests should be sent to,

Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
Edinburgh EH21 6UU

An appropriate fee will be payable on the disclosure of this information. Should any of the data be incorrect or incomplete, a written statement should be sent to the same address where Queen Margaret University will endeavour to amend the data promptly.

3.0 Site Statistics

We do gather non-personal data regarding site visitors to our website. This is provided to use statistical information on visits to pages, type of browsers being used to view the site, paths taken through the site and other general information. Under no circumstances can this be linked to a particular person.

4.0 Cookies

A "cookie" is a small text file, which helps the server to identify your computer but not the individual. The cookies help us to make your visitor session a more personal and enriching experience.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer. Please refer to your browser's Help function, or visit www.aboutcookies.org for further details on how to control and delete cookies.

We use cookies on www.qmu.ac.uk to collect anonymous visitor statistics via Google Analytics to help us improve our site.

What are these cookies called, and what do they do?

_utma tracks the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. It expires after 2 years.

_utmb and _utmc track how long a particular visit takes. _utmb expires after 30 minutes, _utmc expires once you close your browser.

_utmz tracks which site or search engine the visitor came from, the link clicked or keyword used, and the visitor's geographic location. It expires after 6 months.

These four cookies are placed by Google Analytics and help us understand how visitors interact with our website.

Google Analytics does not collect personally identifiable information, and we do not share our collected data with Google. Read more about Google Analytics or download the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Third party cookies

Some of our website pages use third party services or software, such as maps, online videos (YouTube) or social networking features. Many of these services may set cookies on your device.

However, you can block or remove cookies yourself by altering the settings of your browser. Blocking these cookies is unlikely to impact on your experience of our website.

5.0 Disclosure of Information

In addition to these safeguards, your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people.

6.0 Removing subscription to mailing lists

If at any time our site contains subscription mailing lists there will always be the option to remove you from the aforementioned list. Normally this, "unsubscribe" option will appear at the bottom of the most recently sent email newsletter.

7.0 Security

Queen Margaret University is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and will comply with its requirements. Any details you give will remain completely confidential. Having gained access to the client's area, we would strongly recommend that you do not divulge your username or password to anyone. Please always remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished using them. This ensures that others cannot access your personal data especially when using a shared, or public access computer terminal.

8.0 Changes to Privacy Policy

Queen Margaret University reserves the right to modify and update the terms and conditions of this website. In continually striving to improve our service for our clients we need to be able to enhance the site in ways deemed appropriate.

9.0 Further Information

For further information regarding any of these points please contact info@qmu.ac.uk


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