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University of Stirling Website Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the University of Stirling ("the University") website. The website is to be used by individual persons for their own personal use only. Your use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below and your accessing and use of the website constitutes your agreement to abide by such terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms you should leave the website immediately.

The University reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, alter or otherwise update these terms and conditions and its web pages at any time without further notice and you agree to be bound by any modifications, alterations or updates to these terms and conditions.

1. © 2017 The University of Stirling. The copyright in material on this website is owned by the University and protected by the copyright laws of the United Kingdom, international copyright treaties and all other applicable copyright and intellectual property laws. You are entitled to copy any information for your own personal use but may not otherwise copy, reproduce, republish or distribute any such information in any manner without the prior written consent of the University. You agree not to remove any copyright notices or legends or other notices or proprietary restrictions from any of the material or information contained in these web pages. Any unauthorised downloading, retransmission, or other copying or modification of any of the contents of this website may be in breach of statutory or common law rights which could be the subject of legal action. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by the University.

2. Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs appearing in the pages of this website may constitute trade names or unregistered trade marks of the University or a third party. The display of any of the above trade names or trade marks on pages at this website does not imply that any licence has been granted to any third party in respect of the same. All third party product or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics or designs appearing on this website are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trade mark owners and the University intends no infringement of such trade marks. The appearance or absence of products, services, companies, organisations, home pages or other websites on this website does not imply any endorsement or non-endorsement thereof by the University. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by the University.

3. All information (including but not limited to data, ideas, suggestions, concepts and graphics) submitted to the University through this website will become the exclusive property of the University. The University will not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality and will be free to use the information for any purpose. All data collected from this website is intended for [internal marketing purposes only] by the University. Information on what data is held about you can be obtained by writing to [The University Secretary], The University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK.

4. When you view the website some information may be stored on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file and will help the University improve your browsing experience. With most Internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet browser instructions or help screen or learn more about these functions.

5. The information, materials and functions contained in the website including text, graphics, links or other items are provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law the University disclaims all warranties, representations, understandings whatsoever, express or implied, specifically including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory quality or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from computer viruses, and non-infringement of third parties' rights.

6. The website incorporates certain sections where web pages are personal and external web pages may be authored by third parties. The contents of personal and external web pages remain the sole responsibility of the author. The University shall not be liable for the content of such web pages, regardless of such web pages being linked to the University’s official web pages.

7. The University shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage whatsoever including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, contracts, data, goodwill, work stoppage and computer failure resulting from the use of or inability to use, interruption or availability of this website, its operation or transmission, computer viruses, loss of data or otherwise in respect of the use of the website and howsoever caused even if the University shall have been advised of the possibility of such damages. All implied warranties, implied undertakings, implied representations, and/or implied conditions relating to the website, its content and/or any third party sites are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. The University further excludes any liability for any errors or omissions from information, materials and functions included in this website except to the extent that such liability may not be lawfully excluded under the applicable law. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law the University disclaims all liability for negligence.

8. You are able to link to any page on the website. You are not permitted however, to frame or page-jack the website. You are not permitted to use any robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the website or the content expressed herein, other than for search engine indexing. Such search engines are expected to comply with the 'Robots Exclusion Protocol' as set out in robots.txt files on the website. The University is not responsible for nor assumes any liability for the contents of other websites or home pages which are linked to the University's web pages. The University shall have no liability in respect of material hyperlinked to the University's web pages which may be misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, threatening or obscene or otherwise not in accordance with such regulations as may be from time to time in force. The provision by the University of a link to another website does not constitute any authorisation by the University to you to access materials held at that location, nor is it evidence of any endorsement by the University of the material held there.

9. The University operates this website from Stirling, Scotland and makes no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United Kingdom. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing the website.

10. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. You are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this website.

If you have any questions concerning the terms and conditions please write to the University Secretary at the address specified in paragraph 3 above.

© 2017. The University of Stirling.

Copyright Statement

All rights, including copyright, in the content of this website are reserved by the University of Stirling. In accessing these Web pages, you agree that any downloading of content is for personal, non-commercial reference only. No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior consent of the University. For rights clearance please contact the Web Author at, External Relations. © 2017. The University of Stirling.


The content of the University’s external website is maintained by the Web Author. At departmental and other levels, content is maintained locally. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date, some information is subject to change. The University will not be held liable for information that is subject to change and reserves the right to alter the content of the external website at any time.

Privacy Statement

At the University of Stirling it is recognised that your personal privacy is a serious and important issue and we support the principle of protecting privacy on the Internet within the context of current UK legislation.

We’ll only use the information you give us to send you relevant updates about the University.

This privacy policy explains how we treat your personal information. By using the University of Stirling website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy. Though 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.

The processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. Any requests by individuals for access to personal information held about them by the University should be made in writing to the Data Protection Officer, The University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK. The statutory fee (currently £10) may be payable.

What information is collected?

  • In order to use the main external website at the University of Stirling, you are currently not 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.
  • On occasion, we may ask you to provide some personal information about yourself to participate in University services. This information may include your name, title, institutional affiliation, address, telephone number and email address. It may be stored electronically or manually by the University.
  • The personal information provided by you on our online enquiry and application forms will be used for the purposes of processing your enquiry or application, and sending you relevant updates about the University. By submitting your enquiry or application you are consenting to your data being processed by the University of Stirling (UofS) and our partners at QS Enrolment Solutions, who will process your data and send emails on our behalf. Neither UofS nor QS Enrolment Solutions will pass your details on to any third party without your permission. If you are an enquirer and wish to be removed from the UofS or QS Enrolment Solutions database, please email
  • Credit card information given through the website for the purpose of making an online donation is not held by the University. However, the contact details of the individual who has made the donation is held securely within the Directorate for Advancement for the purpose of thanking them, to reclaim tax and to renew gifts.


  • When you view our web pages as with most other websites, our webservers build logs of activity including a log of your computer’s IP address. On some pages a small amount of data called a “cookie” is sent from the server to be stored in your computer.

Cookie audit

The University has commenced an audit of all cookies generated by University servers as of May 2012. This list will be interrogated over time and more information provided.

What do we use cookies for?

Broadly speaking, we use cookies for the following:

  • To deliver specific functionality to the user allowing the website to work properly
  • To gather anonymous data on user behaviour on the website so that we can better understand user journeys and improve the website as a consequence

Additionally, cookies may be placed on a user’s device by a third-party. Some examples of these third-party services:

  • We use Google Analytics to collect data on website traffic mentioned above
  • We use Youtube to embed videos onto University web pages
  • We use Google Maps to provide location information to users

We have no control over these third party cookies.

Blocking cookies

You can block cookies set by our website by changing settings in your browser. Please be aware that some pages may not work properly if cookies are blocked. For example, videos embedded from YouTube or maps embedded from Google Maps will not render correctly on the page.

The website provides guidance on how to block cookies in your browser should you wish to.

Blocking third party cookies

Third party services that we use can also sometimes have their cookies blocked by the user on an individual basis. For example, If you would like your visits to not be tracked using Google Analytics, then you can opt out by following the link -

What we do with the information

  • Any personal information that you provide us with 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.
  • 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.

Any questions?

If you have any queries or concerns about privacy on the University of Stirling website please contact us at

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