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Privacy Policy


This Privacy statement applies specifically to the Strathclyde and Caledonian Nightline Website. (

The website is maintained by staff at the University of Strathclyde Students' Association (USSA) and therefore USSA is referred to in this document as the data controller.

Your privacy is important to us. We therefore operate on the basis of a number of principles:


Principle 1

All calls and anything you tell us during a call is confidential within Nightline.  This means that we will not talk to anyone outside of Nightline about anything we hear in a call. The only exception to this is if a caller provides us with information about an act of terrorism on the phone – in this case we are bound to report this information to police by law.

 Principle 2

The only information we keep is the length of call, the type of call (whether listening support/information request etc), what time the call came in at and the gender of the caller in a call log book.  This is for our own call statistics – absolutely no personal information about you or your call will be recorded and we will never ask for your name or any other identifiable information. If a volunteer takes any additional notes whilst on a call these are shredded in our office straight after the call.

Principle 3

 We will not disclose, sell, rent or otherwise exchange any information personal to you to any third party without your prior express approval. The only exceptions to this shall be in order to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce the terms and conditions of use of our web-site or to protect and defend the rights and interests or property of USSA, the University, or other member.


Principle 4

 The website will not store in or transfer your personal data to countries outside the EEA (European Economic Area).


Principle 5

By disclosing information about you to us on our web-site or in any other way, you consent to the use of that information in the manner set out in this policy.


Principle 6

As required by Data Protection legislation, USSA (as part of the University of Strathclyde) has notified the Data Protection Commissioner of the types of information we hold, the purposes for which we hold it and the third parties to whom we may disclose it.


If you have any questions regarding Data Protection and this policy, please e-mail

Cookies Policy:

In order for users to log in and use the full features of the strathstudents website, cookies need to be used.
Cookies are small files which store information about your login on your local computer, which the site can then use to recognise you and provide extra services as shown here: 

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested

The transfer of data is carried out as securely as possible. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

What cookies do we use?

Each cookie has a unique name which you can use to identify where it came from.

  • Some features of our site use Javascript. We set a has_js cookie if you have javascript enabled, so we can give you the best possible experience
  • Google Analytics uses cookies with the following names to monitor visitors to our websiet, so that we can improve the experience for all users: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz. Read more about the Google Analytics privacy policy

  • If you login to our site in order to post a comment we will also store a cookie so that we can identify you as a logged-in user. This will start SESS followed by a unique id which is used to identify your login on a temporary basis.

  • Once you have accepted or our cookie policy, a cookie will be used to store that acceptance called cookie-agreed-en

External Social Network Cookies Usage:

Scripts from third party social networking sites have been used in places within this website. Those third parties might be gathering usage information via cookies. The strathstudents website does not control this and if using these social networks you should check the privacy policies of those sites before continuing.

How we protect your privacy

We do not engage in any marketing or advertising practices using cookies which identify you or your computer and we never share personally identifiable information with those outside of our business. 

We share anonymous website usage information with Google Analytics as listed above.


Disclosure of your information:

We may disclose information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is:

  • reasonably necessary to comply with the law

  • necessary to protect our rights and those of our users


How you can manage your privacy

In order to vote on this website, you need to accept our cookies in order to access our website.  However, the majority of web browsers allow some control of cookies. Find out how to change cookie settings in your browser.

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