Website Terms and Conditions of Use
Although care has been taken in preparing the information supplied on our websites, Bath Spa University cannot guarantee the accuracy of it due to the constantly changing nature of Higher Education provision in the UK. The University cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. If you find any incorrect information, please let the webmaster know, so that we can correct it. The opinions expressed within the pages of our websites are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bath Spa University.
Use of Personal Information
Bath Spa University is bound by the UK Data Protection Act, and so can only use information provided to us via our website for the purpose of replying to your enquiry or application.
Generally, we do not store e-mail addresses for use in mailing lists, or physical address information for the purpose of bulk mailing or direct mail advertising. Exceptions to this are clearly stated and the information is not shared with any outside company.
Although many of our systems are provided by companies based within Europe, some of our systems (such as our email systems) are provided by companies based in the USA. Where this is the case, we require that those American companies are signatories of the U.S.-EU "Safe Harbor" [sic] frameworks.
Use of Images
Although most of the photographs and images used in our websites are created specifically for Bath Spa University, some of them instead come from commercial stock image libraries. Due to the difficulty in identifying commercially licenced images once they are used in our website, we must restrict downloading of all images for other than personal use, and prohibit republication, retransmission, reproduction or other use of said images. The copyright of commercially licenced images remains with the photographer or the stock image library.
We use web browser 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to track your interaction with our websites. For the most part that means remembering if you've logged in to a website, or remembering if you prefer to use a particular text and background colour for pages. You may delete and block all cookies from this website, but parts of the site will not work without them. These are the cookies we use, listed by their type and function:
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Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Website Visitor Analytics
When someone visits our website we 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 Bath Spa University website, such as course pages. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Bath Spa University will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Website Search Engine
The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use as the popular search engine Google. The search is made possible by a piece of hardware (a search 'appliance') supplied by Google that is plugged into our server and continuously indexes the content on our site. All search requests are handled by the appliance and the information is not passed on to any third party, including Google.
Social Networking Buttons
Some of our web pages contain social networking buttons, from providers such as Facebook and Twitter, to enable the sharing of pages. The scripts used to generate these buttons come from from third party websites and the third parties might be gathering usage information and setting their own cookies. Details of their privacy policies can be found here:
We occasionally embed videos into our web pages, mostly from YouTube and Vimeo. These third parties might be gathering usage information and setting their own cookies. Details of their privacy policies can be found here:
Staff and Student Web Pages
Every member of staff or individual student wishing to place material on our servers has to agree to the University's Regulations For Use of Computer Facilities which forbids them from publishing libellous or illegal content. These regulations are based on UK law.
Any individual who breaks these regulations will have their pages removed immediately and, where the content of the pages is found to be illegal, Bath Spa University will refer the matter to the appropriate authorities.
Bath Spa University makes every effort to check the content of the staff and student homepages contained on this server on a regular basis. However the uploading of personal websites is carried out entirely by the individuals who own the pages, and therefore Bath Spa University cannot guarantee that pages will be totally free from libellous or illegal content.