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Privacy & cookies

Privacy & cookies

Information about what personal information we collect and why.

Our website

The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic website is owned and maintained by the University of Edinburgh. The website contains links to unrelated sites. We are not responsible for the content of these sites and this privacy statement does not apply to them.

Users’ IP address

Your IP address is automatically logged by our web server. IP addresses are used to observe and analyse users’ interest in this website (number of visits, etc). We collect this information on the basis of our legitimate interests and will only use it to improve our website. We will analyse the information using Google Analytics, but will not share it with any other third parties. We will delete it after five years.


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.


E-mail addresses

We store email addresses only if users have provided them and requested to receive e-newsletters. Full details of how we use email addresses are provided on the Subscribe to e-newsletters page.

Photographic images and video

Sometimes individuals kindly take part in photo or video shoots. The photos and videos are used in our printed publications and digital channels, including websites and social media. Where we use your image online this will inevitably be subject to international data transfer.

We use the images and video footage on the basis of our legitimate business interest to record and promote our work.

We will always explain beforehand how the images or footage will be used, and will ask individuals to sign a consent form that contains a link to this page.

We sometimes use external agencies to record photos or video. Therefore, your personal information/image may be shared with partner agencies involved in the promotion of higher education and the University of Edinburgh in particular.

All personal information/images that we collect is held securely on the University’s servers and treated as confidential. We will hold your image for up to ten years, and we will delete it sooner if you ask us to do so.

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.


If you have any questions about the data we hold, please email anne.rowling.clinic@ed.ac.uk.

Further information

This privacy statement is continued on the University of Edinburgh website at www.edin.ac/privacy.