Privacy notice

We are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of how your information is used.

We will only record your personal details in the manner and for the purposes set out in this privacy statement. Data will be kept secure from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party, except insofar as legally obliged to do so or as specified below.

What information do we collect?

Information we collect may include:

  • How you use our websites.
  • Any other information you post, email or otherwise send to us.

How do we use this information?

Pathologia will process the personal data of users in order to deliver and improve the opportunities and services we provide by understanding how the resource is used and to meet our statutory, contractual and legitimate business requirements in the most efficient and effective way.

Information about you will only be used:

  • If processing is necessary to allow the usage of the resource to be understood.

Cookies and Website Privacy

For more information on our use of cookies and details of how the University of Edinburgh is committed to preserving your privacy, please visit the University of Edinburgh Privacy and cookie policy information web pages.

How long will we keep your personal data?

Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and, in some cases, so we can comply with our legitimate and contractual obligations.

Storage and transmission of your information

Once we have received your information, we employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website or via email. Any transmission is at your own risk.

Information disclosure

Authorised personnel within Pathologia will be able to access the information you provide to us. Unless required to do so by law, we will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent. To comply with statutory requirements, we are required to share your personal information with external agencies, particularly for the purposes of detection or prevention of crime or fraud. We may also disclose your personal information to the University of Edinburgh or any other subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh, for the purposes disclosed in this privacy statement.

Who we share data with

Information that you share with us may be processed by the following 3rd Parties:

  • Other departments and services within the University of Edinburgh.

Additional privacy statements

The University maintains several other privacy statements that are specific to services delivered.

Access, update, unsubscribe or have your information deleted

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records. If you would like a copy of this information, please contact us using the details below. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date. You may also ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate.

Edinburgh Pathology will provide you with a copy of all information maintained about you upon written request to:

Edinburgh Pathology

Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre

University of Edinburgh

Western General Hospital

Crewe Road South



Or by email to

We will correct any inaccuracies in such information as soon as practicable after being notified in writing. Any user may also require that this information be removed from our records by writing or emailing.


If you change your mind about being contacted in the future you can opt out from further communications at any point by contacting us directly at or at the address above, alternatively unsubscribe from a particular mailing list via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of email communications you receive from us.

Changes to the privacy policy

We keep this privacy policy under regular review and may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the website.