Information about what personal information we collect and why.

Our website

The Centre for Pesticide Suicide Prevention website is owned and maintained by the University of Edinburgh.

We use your information to:

  • enable us to supply you with the goods, services and information you have requested through the website
  • ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
  • In order to administer, support, improve and develop the website we do analyse some information we collect during your visit to our website. Please see the Cookies section below for more information. 


We use cookies and other technologies to improve our service and enable the use of third-party services such as Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

When you leave our website or click on links that lead to external websites, we are unable to control what cookies are set in any way. You will need to set your cookie preferences for those sites as well.

Users’ IP address

Your IP address is automatically logged by our web server. IP addresses are used to observe and analyse users’ interest in this website (number of visits, etc). We collect this information on the basis of our legitimate interests and will only use it to improve our website. We will analyse the information using Google Analytics, but will not share it with any other third parties.


We store email addresses only if users have provided them and requested to receive e-newsletters. Full details of how we use email addresses are provided on the ‘Join our mailing list‘ page.

Photographic images and video

We use the images and video footage on the basis of our legitimate business interest to record and promote our work.

We will always explain beforehand how the images or footage will be used, and will ask individuals to sign a consent form.

We sometimes use external agencies to record photos or video. Therefore, personal information/image may be shared with partner agencies involved in the work of the University of Edinburgh.

All personal information/images that we collect is held securely on the University’s servers and treated as confidential. We will hold images for up to ten years, and we will delete sooner if requested by the individual.

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes. Some processes are semi-automated (such as anti-fraud data matching) but a human decision maker will always be involved before any decision is reached in relation to you.


If you have any questions about the data we hold, please email

Further information

This privacy statement is continued on the University of Edinburgh website at