This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to the Urban Big Data Centre's web servers and explains how this information is treated. If you choose to request information from this site you will need to pass personal data to the Centre through this site. Where you actively provide personal data to the Centre [for example, by completing a web form] this data will be used only for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data.

Licensed Use of Data

We may share information related to the licensed use of data provided by UBDC, including details of licensees, projects and outputs with licensors for licence compliance reasons.

Data protection

The gathering, storage, use, release and disposal of personal information is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulations. The Urban Big Data Centre's policy and guidelines with respect to the regulations, are published by the University of Glasgow's Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office.

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act

The records of the Urban Big Data Centre 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 Centre. The Urban Big Data Centre's policy and guidelines with respect to the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 are published by the University of Glasgow's Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office.

The information collected

Log files

The Centre's 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 files requested, and the browser used. This information will only be accessed by authorised persons of the Urban Big Data Centre or its agents. The information will be retained by the Centre and will only be used for the purpose of (a) managing the site system, (b) the identification of broken links, and (c) for statistical and audit purposes.

Web Forms

You may occasionally be asked to provide personal information to gain access to specific services. By supplying such information the client consents to the Centre storing the information for the stated purpose.

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site to other non-University sites nor the content of external internet sites.


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Google Analytics

The Urban Big Data Centre and our authorised agents make use of Google Analytics to produce anonymised statistics on website usage: to help us to improve our site and the experience of our users. Google Analytics uses cookies in this process. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. All data collected is anonymised.