The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to CSEAR at email@example.com.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about our services, or add information to your profile.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect may include:
Please note that you can opt in to have your profile details shown in a list of profiles visible to other members. By uploading a profile picture, you consent to having your information shown on this list.
Where used, cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Website(s) and the service that we provide to you. They are not used to collect any personal information.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
You can deny the use and saving of cookies by accessing your browser settings. However, please be aware that turning off cookies may result in a loss of functionality when using a website.
How is your information used?
Google Analytics stores information about:
Google Analytics does not collect or store any data that could be used to personally identify you. We use Google Analytics data to make sure that the CSEAR website is meeting the needs of users and to also make improvements to user experience.
Otherwise, we may use your information to:
Your personal information is kept private and stored securely for an indefinite period of time to maintain business records, until it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked websites, and cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Contact & Communication
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us.
You also have the right to request:
You can also contact us using the below details:
Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
School of Management
University of St Andrews
The Gateway, North Haugh