Privacy Policy


This is a privacy policy for the Smart Society web portal. The Smart Society web portal falls under the responsibility of the Smart Society consortium. The portal is concerned with the dissemination and exchange of information about the Smart Society research project. It is not concerned with commercial transactions or with the exchange of data for marketing purposes.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy using the contact form provided. The webpage is hosted by the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, located at the following address:

University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB, United Kingdom

No Advertisement

The Smart Society web site does not work with a third party that serves ads to this site.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Smart Society consortium is not responsible for the contents and the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these third party sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Log files

We use traffic data to analyse trends in site use and to administer the site. We update a counter on how many times a particular page has been visited. We do not collect IP addresses on the web server and do not track user movement.


The site is built on WordPress, which uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. Details can be found here.

An additional cookie is used by our cookie law compliance plug-in, in order to register your acceptance of our use of these cookies.

For more details on the EU cookie legislation, please follow this link.