Privacy and Cookies

The REPAIR research team are based at the University of Glasgow and University of Sheffield. This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to the REPAIR Research webpage and explains how this information is treated by the research team. If you choose to request information from this site you will need to pass personal data to the research team through this site. Where you actively provide personal data {for example, by completing a web contact form] this data will be used only for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data.

Information in relation to the personal research data we are collecting can be found in the Research Privacy Notice.

What information is collected about you

The information collected is detailed below.

Analytical cookies and log files

The REPAIR website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site, other than to log your IP address, its location and session information. Session information includes the time and duration of your visit to the site and the files requested. This information will only be accessed by authorised persons of the research team based at the University of Glasgow or its research partner, University of Sheffield.  The information will be retained by the research team and will only be used for the purpose of statistical and audit purposes. We will only collect data that we need in order to provide and oversee this service to you.

When you access our website you will be asked for your consent to use these cookies.

Necessary cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your device by the web server via your browser, and may be used to collect information to help identify you and prepare customised pages for you. Cookies may remain on your computer either for the duration of the session or indefinitely. You can configure most standard web browsers to refuse cookies.

Web contact form

You may wish to contact the research team via the comment form.  Your contact information will only be used for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data.

Blog comments

You may wish to add a comment on the site blog.  You can add these comments anonymously or leave your name and email address.  These comments are collected by Akismet, along with your IP address and the other information that you provide, such as your name and email address. This is an anti-spam filter, used to filter out spam comments.

What we do with your information and who we share it with

The research team based at the University of Glasgow and our authorised agents make use of WordPress.com Stats in JetPack for WordPress to produce anonymised aggregated statistics on website usage: to help us to improve the experience of our users, and monitor the reach and potential impact of our research. Automattic (the organisation behind WordPress, WordPress.com Stats and JetPack for WordPress) use cookies in this process. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Automattic on servers in the United States. Automattic will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling stats on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Automattic may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Automattic’s behalf. All data collected is anonymised.

Information on cookies and Automattic’s cookie policy can be obtained from https://automattic.com/cookies/.

Automattic is also the owner of Akismet.  They use your comments and other information you provide to filter out unwanted spam comments.  However, they also use this information for the purpose of analyzing and tracking usage, determining the popularity of certain content, compiling stats on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Again, Automattic may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Automattic’s behalf.

Further information on Automattic’s privacy policy can be obtained from https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/

How long do we keep your information for

These webpages for the REPAIR project will remain active for one year after the completion of the project in September 2021. The analytical statistics, aggregated using your anonymised data, will be retained by the research team for ten years after the completion date, as required by the research’s funders.  After this time, the data will be securely deleted.

Complaints

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the University Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at dataprotectionofficer@glasgow.ac.uk

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