This website (the “Site”) is provided by The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre which is managed from Heriot-Watt University (“the University”). Use of the Site is governed by these terms and conditions (together with the documents referred to on it) (“Terms and Conditions”).

Data Protection Policy

The University and all staff or others who process or use any personal information must ensure that they follow these principles at all times. In order to ensure that this happens, the University has developed a Data Protection Policy.

If you have any questions about our Data Protection procedures, please contact our FOI & Data Protection Officer.

Visitors to our websites

We use cookies to gather non-personal, statistical information about visitors to our website (such as the number of visits to pages, the amount of time spent viewing a page, the path taken by visitors to a particular page and other general information). We use this information to improve our website.

We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

We may store information about your visit using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our corporate site in future. We do this for a number of reasons, such as:

  • recognising your preferences so you don’t need to re-enter them on every visit
  • tracking progress through online applications
  • monitoring site performance and content popularity.

In addition, some third-party services featured on our site may also use cookies for similar reasons. All cookies contain anonymous data and cannot be used to identify you.

By using our site, we assume that you’re happy to use cookies but if desired, cookies can be disabled through your browser settings – please view your browser’s options or help pages for more information. Please note, however, that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

We use first-party cookies to store user preferences and provide statistical analysis, while third-party services use cookies to store setting and provide additional functionality.

Please see detailed information about the cookies we use.