Copyright for information made available on the Information Literacy website is held either by the Information literacy partners or by the originating authors. Unless stated to the contrary, copying or reproduction of the material is permitted provided that the source is acknowledged and the material is not used for commercial gain.

The Information Literacy website and the originating authors do not take responsibility for any subsequent use of the material, or for the accuracy of the information provided.

Collection of data

The Information Literacy website only collects personally identifiable information that is voluntarily provided by visitors to the site. Purposes for which identifying information is collected include:

  • registration for member-only areas of the site
  • requests for further information
  • provision of feedback

The Information Literacy website has links to other websites; we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites.

Opt-out Consent

In accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, we provide the opportunity for you to opt out of certain types of usage of your personal data when supplied to us via registration and order forms.  Should you wish your personal data to be removed from our records or updated at a later date, you can request this by contacting us via the feedback form.  Verification of identity will be requested from the data subject before data is removed or amended.

Use of data

Any data gathered through the Information Literacy website is usually used for internal purposes only.  The Information Literacy website does not use personal data for unsolicited marketing activities. The Information Literacy web servers automatically record general information on all users who browse the content of the website. They gather:

  • your IP address
  • the internet domain for your Internet service, such as or
  • the pages you visit on the website and any files you download
  • the date and time of your visit
  • your user name when you enter a password protected area.

The logs are periodically summarised and analysed to study site usage in order to help us improve the site’s organisation and usefulness. They may be analysed at an individual level in order to identify and rectify any problems that a visitor may have experienced. They are also monitored to ensure that there is no unauthorised access to restricted areas of the site.

If you have any questions about the Information Literacy website’s Privacy and Data Protection Policy, please contact us.