Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice tells you what to expect when Medical Research Scotland collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our website;

  • Users of our application management system;

  • People who email us;

  • People who call us

Analytics

When someone visits our website we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

‘Contact Us’ form

When someone completes our ‘contact us’ form we ask for a name and email address, which allows us to reply to enquiries in a helpful and timely manner. We will not share this information with any third party. These enquiries are stored in a database to ensure they are not lost in transit; they are deleted from the database once they have been dealt with.

This information is securely transmitted and stored. We store this information in a data centre in The Republic of Ireland provided by Amazon Web Services.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

 

Cookie name

Purpose

AWSELB

Our website uses a “load balancer” to direct web page requests to multiple servers. This cookie ensures that a visitor always gets directed to the same server, which ensures correct website behaviour.

_ga, _gat, _gid

These cookie are set and used by Google Analytics (as described above).

wfvt_, wordfence_verifiedHuman

Our website uses “Wordfence”, a security plugin. These cookies help it distinguish between malicious visitors to the website and genuine people.

_cfduid

Our website uses “Cloudflare”, a performance and security system. This cookie helps it determine trusted visitors to the website.

PHPSESSID

Users of the application management system may see this cookie, it is used to allow a user to log in and stay logged in for a period of time. It is essential for the function of the application management system.

Cookies can be disabled using the “Cookie Control” tool in the bottom-left of the website. Web browsers also offer control over cookies through the browser settings, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them; visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

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