The University of Edinburgh works very closely with a number of Study Abroad Providers, Study Abroad Partner Universities and Study Abroad Exchange Partners who you can nominate to act as your representative during the admissions process.
The University of Edinburgh is required by law to comply with The Data Protection Act 1998 which outlines that the University of Edinburgh must not disclose data to other parties without the consent of the individual whom it is about. The University must therefore protect the information you disclose as part of your application for study and is unable to discuss any aspect of your application with a third party unless you have given permission for us to do so.
When an applicant indicates that they wish to enlist the services of one of the Study Abroad Providers, they are invited to indicate whether they wish to authorise the University to share their applicant data with the representative whom they have identified. This option to authorise is presented via University of Edinburgh Data Protection Form or by the action of accepting the Data Protection Statement which is built into the University of Edinburgh online application system.
By agreeing to either the Data Protection Form or Statement, the applicant effectively gives permission for the University of Edinburgh to share any personal data which is submitted as part of the application with an elected third party-namely their chosen representative. Please note that the applicant also agrees to the elected representative acting on behalf of the applicant throughout the entire application process.
This article was published on Jun 27, 2012