If you have any questions about this Policy or the information we hold please contact us at email@example.com. SCHOLAR as a trading arm of Heriot Watt University is the data processor for the personal data, with the exception of email addresses not provided by SEEMiS, we hold about you whereas the data controller is SEEMiS. The data controller for email addresses of students and staff not provided by SEEMiS is Heriot-Watt University.
Details of SCHOLAR news and service updates are provided on the public website, including the likes of new course developments, notifications about the status of SCHOLAR services and news of upcoming events etc. This information will also be re-published via popular social media platforms, providing a choice of outlets and a more open means of communication and social engagement with our user base.
This Social Media Policy page explains how we hope to make use of the additional benefits that social media platforms provide and how we will manage our presence on these platforms. Additionally, we will adhere to the guidelines and terms of service for each site.
We monitor our social media accounts regularly during core office hours (weekdays 9:30am-4:30pm) and to a lesser extent outside of that time. Unusual office closures will be announced in advance. We aim to reply to questions posted on our Facebook page, Tweets sent to @SCHOLARuk or using one of our Hashtags (e.g. #SCHOLARuk) or messages sent to SCHOLARuk on The Student Room as soon as possible, but please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have an urgent, important or confidential enquiry.
‘Like’ our Facebook
page for the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and experiences
using SCHOLAR with us, but remember that any comments posted on our
page have the potential to be seen by all Facebook users so please
think before you type!
Statement of Rights and Responsibilities
Photographs from the annual SCHOLAR conferences from recent years
are available to view on our Flickr
photostream. All photographs are the copyright of SCHOLAR (all
rights reserved) so please get in contact with us if you
would like to use any of the images in your own publications.
Comments can be made under each photo.
Yahoo (owner of Flickr) Terms of Service
Presentations from the annual SCHOLAR conferences from recent years
are available to view, download or embed from our Slideshare page.
Comments can be made under each presentation. (Slideshare also
provides a “Following” mechanism similar to Twitter,
but we do not currently make use of this feature.)
Slideshare Community Guidelines
We have an account on The
Student Room which we use to keep an eye on the discussion in the
Scottish Qualifications Forum to which we occasionally reply with
helpful information relating to any SCHOLAR-related issues and
queries that are mentioned.
The Student Room Moderation Policy
Follow our Twitter updates to
keep up to date with SCHOLAR and for selected Retweets about
relevant subjects. We mainly follow Twitter accounts that belong to
educational practitioners and technologists, and we are
particularly interested in receiving feedback from schools, pupils
and teachers that use SCHOLAR. Whilst we do not follow personal
Twitter accounts that belong to students, we do encourage them to
follow us and we are happy to answer their questions. We will
generally try to establish a dialogue when we find Tweets about
SCHOLAR-related issues and queries even if they are not directed
specifically towards us.
Terms of Service
Videos from the annual SCHOLAR conferences from recent years are
available to view on our YouTube
channel. All videos are the copyright of SCHOLAR (all rights
reserved) so please get in contact with us if you would like to use
any of the content in your own publications. Comments can be made
under each video.
YouTube Community Guidelines
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Cookies do lots of different jobs, for example letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests, although SCHOLAR does not currently feature any advertising.
The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all of the types of cookies used on this website by category is set out below.
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These cookies collect information about how you use a website, for instance which pages you go to most often and whether you encounter any error messages. These cookies do not collect any information that identifies you. All of the information that these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
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By using SCHOLAR, you agree that we can place the three categories of cookies as described above on your device.
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