About the Urban Big Data Centre
The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) is a research resource promoting the use of innovative methods and complex urban data to address global city challenges.
Funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council , the UBDC is a unique facility that brings together the expertise of urban social scientists, data scientists and statisticians from the University of Glasgow and six partner universities. We support policy makers, businesses, third sector organisations and everyday citizens to harness the potential of big data to develop solutions for environmentally sustainable, economically resilient and socially just cities.
The UBDC has been established in order to support a wide range of users conducting research on urban data and urban issues. The UBDC Data Portal is part of our larger data service offering, which allows researchers to work on Œbig data¹ (large volumes, mixed origins) and on data which is potentially sensitive, containing personal information about individuals or indeed both at the same time. If you are interested in working with additional data, partnering with us, or have any questions, please contact us using the following details:
Website: http://ubdc.ac.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +44 (0) 141 330 2893 Post: Urban Big Data Centre, 7 Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, G12 8RZ
Privacy and Cookies
This statement outlines the information gathered during your visit to the Urban Big Data Centre's web servers and explains how this information is treated. If you choose to request information from this site you will need to pass personal data to the Centre through this site. Where you actively provide personal data to the Centre [for example, by completing a web form] this data will be used only for the service you have requested unless you consent otherwise at the time of submitting the data.
The gathering, storage, use, release and disposal of personal information is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulations. The Urban Big Data Centre's policy and guidelines with respect to the regulations, are published by the University of Glasgow's Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office.
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
The records of the Urban Big Data Centre are subject to the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) 2002 Act. The Act gives individuals a general right of access to all types of recorded information, of any age, held by the Centre. The Urban Big Data Centre's policy and guidelines with respect to the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002 are published by the University of Glasgow's Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office.
The information collected
The Centre's website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site, other than to log your IP address and session information. Session information includes the time and duration of your visit to the site, the files requested, and the browser used. This information will only be accessed by authorised persons of the Urban Big Data Centre or its agents. The information will be retained by the Centre and will only be used for the purpose of (a) managing the site system, (b) the identification of broken links, and (c) for statistical and audit purposes.
You may occasionally be asked to provide personal information to gain access to specific services. By supplying such information the client consents to the Centre storing the information for the stated purpose.
Occasionally, we give users the opportunity to save settings for viewing pages. This involves the setting of a cookie. We do not track such cookies.
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