Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

QMU respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites or responds to our interactive advertisements. This Privacy Statement outlines the information QMU collects via its various web pages and how we use that information. This Statement will also instruct you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected or shared when you visit QMU's website or respond to our advertisements.

How we use your information

QMU collects personally identifiable information such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address only if you consent to provide us with that information.

This voluntary information we collect is used to notify customers about updates to our website, and to contact potential customers about QMU courses, products, events or promotions in which they have indicated they are interested. We do not share information collected with any other companies.

We take our responsibilities in relation to personal information seriously and ensure it is held, used, transferred and processed in accordance with all applicable Data Protection laws. This includes any law, enactment or regulation relating to the processing, privacy and use of personal data as applicable to the University.

QMU will not disclose your personally identifiable information unless required to do so by law or in the good faith and belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of QMU.

Information collected automatically

We also collect certain information about our web visitors automatically, such as your domain name, the type of internet browser you use, and the operating system you use. This information is used only for internal review, to help us improve the content of our web pages. For more information see our Website Terms of Use


QMU does not intentionally collect personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, or email address from children. However, users of any age can visit our website.

If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child should e-mail us at: or telephone 0131 474 0000 if they would like this information deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our existing files.

Your rights and changes to this statement

You can amend the information we hold about you, or your mailing preferences, at any time by calling +44(0)131 474 0000 or emailing If you have any queries, or wish to restrict data processing or sharing (including use for marketing) or do not want to be contacted by the University, please contact us.

The controller for your personal data is Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Our Data Protection Officer is responsible for monitoring compliance with relevant legislation in relation to the protection of personal data and can be contacted at

We will publish any changes we make to this Privacy Statement on our website.

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information about you that we hold or to ask us to delete personal information about you. You have the right at any time to require us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

We also have a number of specific privacy statements across the university. These can be found on the relevant web page, in addition to the tabs below:

Student Privacy Statements

Student Privacy Statement (Last update: August 2020)

Development, Alumni & Stakeholder Engagement Privacy Statements

Alumni Privacy Statement (Last update: April 2018)

Conference and Events Privacy Statement

Innovation and Enterprise Activity Privacy Statements

QMU Website Terms of Use

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