Privacy Statement


Napier University is committed to protecting your privacy and have adopted the privacy policy to let you know how your personal information is processed and used. We will treat all information given by you in confidence and as required by the Data Protection Act 1998. We do not collect personal information from visitors to this site unless the visitor explicitly intentionally provides it. We will not disclose any such information to third parties including other constituents of Napier University unless,
  1. Required by law.
  2. Your consent has been given.
  3. The information you have given will be stored on our computer systems and used in the following ways;
  1. Marketing: In order that we may keep you informed by post, e-mail, telephone or other electronic means of the news, events or services that may be of interest.
  2. Web statistics: To improve the service to our clients and to analyse our web site's use without identifying you as an individual.
  3. Market Research: From time to time we may ask you to take part in research surveys to assist us with improving our service to existing and potential students.
  1. To comply with legal process e.g. search warrant, subpoena, court order etc.
  2. To protect Napier's rights and property.
  3. To investigate reports of users sending material using a false e-mail address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages.
  4. To protect against misuse or unauthorised use of our web site and/or
  5. During emergencies, e.g. when we believe someone's physical safety is at risk.

Accepting this statement acknowledges Napier University will not be responsible for damages you or any others may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such information.

As a user of the Napier University web site you consent to the collection and use of information as outlined in this statement. If this statement is changed we will post these changes on the Napier web site at this location.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know and we will correct it.

By writing to:

Data Protection Officer
Napier University
Craighouse Campus
EH10 5LG


When you visit the Napier Web site, our systems automatically log and collect statistics about your visit. These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a particular program. We only use this type of data in aggregate i.e. we look at the data collectively, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. These statistical ratings do not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any of our users. It does however allow us to examine customer traffic patterns and web site usage. This helps us to enhance the design and layout of the site making it easier to navigate. We also collect and analyse traffic on our web site by keeping track of the IP addresses of our visitors. (An IP address is a unique number assigned to your computer when you are using your browser on the Internet.) We log this information in order that we can monitor data such as the number of visitors visiting the web site; however, we do not link your IP address to any personally identifiable information.


We use a technology nicknamed "Cookies" on our web site. Cookies make your visit to our web site easier and improve the quality of the visitor experience. They assist navigation through the site and adjust colours to identify location. Our Cookies in these respects are temporary and are not used to log personal information. You should know that Cookies are not able to extract personal information from your system or cause damage. Most browsers are initially set up to accept Cookies. It is important to note that you may not be able to use certain features on our web site if you choose not to accept Cookies.


We may use your e-mail address to contact you if you have chosen to receive the Napier Newsletter.


Even the best policy cannot protect your on-line privacy and security in all circumstances. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your on-line activities. Be aware that e-mail is an inherently insecure form of communication. Remember that in extreme cases third parties are sometimes able to intercept your unencrypted messages.
Napier University is concerned about the security of your personal information particularly when using our web site. Although we have taken all reasonable security precautions, we cannot guarantee Internet security and subsequently cannot guarantee that any information you input on our site is totally secure. In addition to our on-line security efforts, we have taken steps to protect your personal data off-line as well. All of your information is restricted to our offices. Employees are granted access on a need-to-know basis and are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.


Opt-out/Changing your status: At any time you can withdraw permission for the use of your personal information. This can be done either by ticking the OPT-OUT or UNSUBSCRIBE link contained in all Napier web communications, or alternatively, you can send a blank e-mail to and type "remove", in the subject field.


This site and its content are protected by copyright. The web pages may be viewed, printed or downloaded for personal, non-commercial use only. No part of this website may be modified, reproduced, transmitted, published or otherwise made available in whole or in part without the prior written consent of an authorised representative of the University. These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with Scots Law. If you require to contact us with regard to the website or to use of its content please email at


You use this website at your own risk. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up to date, Napier University is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss whatsoever arising from viewing, downloading, using or relying on information from the website. The University reserves the right to alter or amend the website without prior notice.

For information and convenience only this website contains links to sites operated by third parties, over which Napier University has no control and in respect of which the University accepts no liability.