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 Cookies

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.

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.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses cookies to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Bath Spa University. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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.

Third-Party Cookies.

Google Website Visitor Analytics: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. The cookies are set upon your arrival to our website and deleted when you close or quit your web browser. When deleted but not blocked, these cookies will be recreated the next time you load one of our web pages. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form and send it back to Google, who collate the information into reports that help us develop our website.
These cookies are named: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, __utmx

Twitter cookies: We use a twitter cookies to retreive the latest post made to the BathSpaArts Twitter account.
These cookies are named: __twitter_sess, guest_id, remember_checked, twll

WordPress cookies: WordPress uses a cookie to identify the local time of the visitor. In some instances a debugging cookie may also be present, this is used while we upgrade and maintain this site.
This cookie is named: wp-settings-time-1

Fontdeck: We use a web font(meaning we require a third party company to host the font on a seperate server), this cookie lets the Fontdeck servers know that the font request has come from an allowed source.
This cookie does not have a readable name.

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:

Embedded Video

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:

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: