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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

By following the link below you can view information regarding:

  • Glasgow Life's Privacy Statement
  • Website Privacy Policy and Cookies
  • General Privacy Notice
  • Information Use and Privacy Policy
  • Record Retention Schedule
  • Service Descriptions and Specific Privacy Notices

This site complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

The site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session info such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the Web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which Glasgow Life uses to evaluate use of the site.

We do currently use cookies for collecting user information from the site.  You will be notified and asked whether you want to accept the cookie. Please see information below about cookies.

The information provided on this website is believed to be accurate at the time of writing but Glasgow Life accepts no liability for the contents and anyone relying on these contents does so at their own risk. Nothing on this website is to be construed as binding Glasgow Life or constituting an offer on behalf of Glasgow Life.

This privacy policy only covers the Glasgow’s Learning Website at Links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy and individuals should check the terms of the privacy policy of those other sites for their terms. Glasgow Life is not responsible for the content of external websites.
Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this website.

Summary of terms

Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator or Mozilla Firefox.

Message given to a web browser by a Web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.

IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.

IP address
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this

Web Server
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.

What Is GDPR? 

The General Data Protection Regulation is a major step in digital privacy and is the result of a long process settled in European values. The 99 legal articles in the Regulation aim at strengthening laws on data protection, thereby giving EU citizens control over their personal data, while emphasising the ideas of freedom, security and equality within the European Union.

 Further information may be found by visiting the Information Commissioner's website  

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 (FOI) enable any person to obtain information from Scottish public authorities.

Public authorities must allow access to the following information:

  • the provision, cost and standard of its service
  • factual information on decision-making
  • the reasons for decisions made

This legal right of access includes all types of ‘recorded’ information of any date held by Scottish public authorities. From 1st January 2005 any person who makes a request for information must be provided with it, subject to certain conditions.

The Act also places an obligation on all Scottish public authorities to adopt and maintain a 'Publication Scheme' and, on 27 February 2007, Culture and Sport Glasgow submitted its own Publication Scheme to the Scottish Information Commissioner describing the classes of information which Glasgow Life publishes or intends to publish, how it does so, and any fees associated with these publications.


Glasgow Life makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about:-

  • any of the content of this Web site (including, without limitation, the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content); or
  • any content of any other Web site referred to or accessed by hypertext link through this Web site ("third party site")