About our website

Why we collect your information

We use your personal details to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.

This could be as part of a course application process, registering for an event or through contacting members of University staff. 


On each of our online forms you use, there will be further details of why we are collecting the information asked for.

The relevant legal basis will be given at the point of collecting personal data as this can be through contract or legitimate interests as well as explicitly gaining consent. 

Storing your preferences

We also store certain preferences you have using the site.

When you interact with the website you will be able to set how you want to view some content or whether you would like to permit personalised advertising for courses and open days or see content from companies outside the University. This will be either through the cookie consent banner or from consent requests for specific content on individual pages. These preferences will be stored for a short time.

Ways we contact you

Depending on the circumstances we may contact you by post, telephone, email or text message. To update these preferences you’ll need to get in touch with the relevant School, unit or service.

List of all our schools, colleges and units

Storing your information

In most cases, personal data is stored on University of Edinburgh servers within the UK.

However, the University does use third-party companies to enhance the quality, service and functionality of certain web services available to visitors.