Online Privacy Statement

Open Collections is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing the highest possible quality of service. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). Under the terms of the Data Protection legislation, we are required to explain to you how we will treat any personal and/or private data which we collect from you.

Who we are
We are Open Collections. We are also known as the data controller. Open Collections website, is owned and operated by the Kelvin Hall Project partners (Glasgow Life, University of Glasgow and National Library of Scotland). Should you wish to access any information that we store about you, please write to us at the address published on our website.
Collection of Information from our Clients.

In order to allow you to save your searches and use other personalisation features, we need to know certain personal information. It is our policy that this information is private and confidential. Accordingly, the personal information you provide to us is stored in a secure location, and is accessible only by designated staff. It will be used only for the purposes for which you provide the information. We will not sell, rent or trade any personal information you provide to us.

Computer Tracking and ‘Cookies’
Open Collections makes use of internet browser cookies, which we use to enhance the usability of the site and identify you for login purposes. These cookies are not used in any way for marketing or advertising purposes, and exist solely to improve the ease of use of this site. You may choose not to use cookies.

As our services and products develop, the way in which we look at, record and use your information may change. In most cases these changes will result from enhancements in technology and, we believe, will be in line with your expectations. Where we believe the changes may not be obvious to you, we will give you notice of them. When you become a registered user of Open Collections, you are agreeing that by continuing to maintain your useage, you will be deemed as accepting this use of your information.

To prevent or detect fraud or abuse of this site, or to assist in verifying your identity, we may make searches of our data records and reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement agencies should fraud or illegal activities occur. If you give us false or inaccurate information and we suspect fraud, we will record this. We may use this information to protect our interests.

Giving your consent
It is important that you read and understand these statements. By using our website, a binding agreement between yourself and Open Collections will be created such that we can use your information in this way.

We warrant that we will not disclose your information or personal details to any other third party without your approval. We will not send you any unsolicited commercial e-mail. We will seek to act in the best interest of our customers, and will not abuse our position of data controller for any commercial gain.