Bioresearch & Veterinary Services

Privacy Statement

Privacy statement

What Information may we collect about you: how we use it and with whom we share it

We may collect, store and use the following categories of personal data: your contact details such as name, title, professional addresses, telephone numbers,  e-mail addresses and date of birth.

The information you provide will be used by the University to administer your ScotPIL training requirements, to issues certificates following completion of training, to keep a record of your training (via a secure database) and to provide information on your personal and/or project licence under A(SP)A.

The University uses an external company: the Scottish Accreditation Board (SAB) to issue ScotPIL certificates on the University’s behalf.

We are using information about you because it is a legal requirement that you complete an accredited training course in order to apply for a personal and/or project licence under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

Sharing information

Information about you will be shared with Scottish Accreditation Board (for the purpose of issuing certificates) and the Home Office only upon application for a personal and/or project licence under ASPA.

We will hold the personal data you provided us for a period of 5 years for ScotPIL certificates or for the duration of your licence (and for 5 years following revocation of the licence) to fulfil our legal obligations under A(SP)A.

Automated decision making

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.  Some processes are semi-automated (such as anti-fraud data matching) but a human decision maker will always be involved before any decision is reached in relation to you.

Further queries

If you have any questions, please contact  Bioresearch & Veterinary Services, bvshov@ed.ac.uk or 0131 242 6788.

Continued privacy notice

Continued privacy notice