The Website www.etextbooks.ac.uk (“Site”) is operated by eTIPS, a Jisc funded project run jointly by the University of the Highlands and Islands, Lews Castle College UHI and Edinburgh Napier University, (“eTIPS”, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’). You can contact us by visiting the Contact Us page of this site.
Collection of personal information
We receive and store any information you provide to us. For example, we collect Personal Information such as your email address in order to create an online account. We also receive and store information you provide us that is contained in user submissions, including without limitation, figures, datasets and media you submit to the Site. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to register with us or take advantage of some or all of the Services featured on the Site.
We collect certain aggregated and non-personal information when you visit our Site. Aggregated and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us information such as how many users visited our website and which pages were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our Site to our visitors. We collect this information through a ‘cookie’.
In order to use this Site, you must have cookies enabled within your browser. We use Google Analytics which means that when you visit our Site, you receive a cookie which can be categorised as a ‘performance cookie’. Please note that no personal information is stored within the cookies used in this Site. If you choose to disable cookies, parts of the Site may not work in your browser.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised as category 2 and 3 based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.
Storage and security of your personal information
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information we hold is not subject to loss or misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure or alteration.
In order to help protect your personal information, please do not disclose your Username or Password to any person.
We may disclose information about you: (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process; (ii) to law enforcement agencies following an appropriate request; or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
Access and correction
We will provide users with access to a copy of their Personal Information which they have provided through our Site, where such users are reasonably entitled to ask for this, (for which we may charge a small fee not exceeding the statutory maximum) and they will have the ability to review and correct it, as applicable.
We may contact you by email to communicate with you about your use of the Service. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make emails more interesting and improve our service.
Changes to this privacy statement
We may occasionally make adjustments to our privacy statement to reflect changes to the system and in response to customer feedback. As such we suggest you check the Privacy Statement each time you visit this site.
Third party websites
The Website may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer Personal Data to these advertisers or third-party websites.
We exclude all liability for loss that you may incur when using these third party websites.
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