The University is the 'data controller' as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998. Personal information will only be collected and/or processed by the University in accordance with the Act.
In this policy 'Site' means the University of Strathclyde website at www.strath.ac.uk
Information that we collect from you
Information is gathered from clients via the methods outlined below:
The University of Strathclyde's central web server (www.strath.ac.uk) tracks requests made of it to centrally held log files. Log files can contain any or all of the following types of data:
- date and time of connection
- identification of the file(s) requested
- whether the request was successful
- size (in bytes) sent in response
- referring page (where the client came from), as supplied by the client browser
- software used to access the server, as supplied by the client browser
- Information gathered is used for server system administration, identifying broken links, and for producing usage statistics. Logged information may be kept indefinitely. Log files do not contain any personal information.
The University of Strathclyde also uses the following log reporting services on its website to measure and analyse visitor information.
- Net Community service from Blackbaud (www.blackbaud.com/netcommunity/)
- Analytics service from Google (www.google.com/analytics/)
Examples of data collected automatically from all users include:
- the Internet protocol (IP) address
- computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform
- Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click stream data, including date and time, and content viewed or searched for on the Site
The University also generates statistics on which operating systems are in use on PCs across campus
You may be occasionally be asked to provide personal information to gain access to specific services. By applying 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.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) 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.
Such cookies remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions without website, search results and engagement with our advertising. This helps us to show you customised advertising on Google based on your interests.
To opt-out from Googles remarketing program please edit your Google Ad settings
We also use Net Natives and Akero Labs to deliver advertising on behalf of the University. Details of their policies can be found here: http://netnatives.com/privacy-policy/ and https://akerolabs.com/privacy-policy/