Privacy Policy, Copyright & Terms of use

Privacy Policy

Access to and use of Personal Information.

When you use this website CRISP does not collect any form of personal information from you. CRISP uses google analytics to monitor site useage and so cookies are embedded here for that purpose. If you click through to information hosted on the websites of the University of Edinburgh, The University of St Andrews or the University of Stirling you will be subject to their privacy policies. Such information includes staff profiles and project descriptions.

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Freedom of Information

Any Freedom of Information requests relating to the activities of CRISP should be directed to the Freedom of Information Websites of the University of Edinburgh, The Open University or the University of Stirling.

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Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any such linked websites. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any other website that you visit.


We own or are licensed to use all copyright and other intellectual property rights in and to our website, its design and content, and all technical infrastructure relating to it.

Material contained in our website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal non-commercial use or for internal non-commercial circulation within your organisation provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part. Material contained in our website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without our prior written permission. In particular, it must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain. All other rights are reserved and you must ask our permission before making any other use of material contained in our website. This permission to reproduce material does not extend to material identified as belonging to third parties, where you must obtain the permission of the relevant owners before reproducing such material.

You may not use the CRISP logo without our prior written permission or that of the owner(s) of the any other trade mark(s) displayed on this website.

Terms and conditions of use

In accessing any part of our website, you agree:

  • not to use our website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of our website by other users;
  • not to upload, display or transmit any materials to or through our website which are false, plagiarised, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights (including copyright) of any other person anywhere in the world;
  • not, except insofar as permitted by law, to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of our website or attempt to transmit to or via our website any information that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component;
  • not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on our website and entered by or relating to any third party user of our website; and
  • to indemnify (pay) us for any loss, expenses or damage we suffer or incur if you breach any of these obligations or any other provision of these terms of use.


CRISP does not represent that information contained on or available via the Site is accurate or complete and accordingly it should not be relied on as such. You should not rely on any such information. Any arrangements made between you and any other person, using or named on the Site are entirely at your sole risk and responsibility.

Information contained in or accessible via the Site changes on a regular basis. We may make improvements or alterations to the Site at any time and without notice.

Addresses of or links to other websites may appear on the Site for your convenience. CRISP does not operate or monitor other websites and we accept no responsibility or liability for the content of other websites. Any link is not intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of another website.

Should we link to other website we will try to make it as clear as possible that you are leaving the Site. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions and privacy policy on any other website that you visit.

Limitation of Liability

Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that our website or the websites to which it is linked will always be available to you. We also cannot guarantee that any material which you download from or access on our website or the websites to which it is linked will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You should therefore ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Our website has been prepared with the primary aim of providing general information about CRISP and its activities, and is not intended to constitute specific advice in relation to any of your particular requirements. Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information and material we have prepared for our website was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we give no warranty whatsoever that any information or material on our website will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all. If you believe that any information or material which we have prepared for and published on our website is inaccurate please let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as is reasonably practical. Where we make research papers and other third party material available on our website, we do not control and do not necessarily endorse their contents or findings in any way, and we are not responsible for the accuracy or otherwise of such material.

We provide most information, material and services on our website free of charge. Where not charged for, the information, material and services are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and we accept no liability for such information, material and services provided. Where you rely on any free information, material or services on our website, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that, except as set out in these terms of use, all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of such information, material and services are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In no circumstances shall we be liable to you for, in the case of non-chargeable information, material and services any direct, and for both chargeable and non-chargeable information, material and services any indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or goodwill resulting or arising from your use of or inability to use our website or any other website linked to it, or from your reliance on the information, material and services provided on our website or information, material and services accessed through it.

Nothing in these terms of use is intended to exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for our fraudulent misrepresentation.