Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Who we are

Our website address is:

Our website is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and powered by WordPress.

Information about you: how we use it

The information you provide will be used to administer your abstract submissions and attendance at the SIHDA 2019 conference (LXXIIIᵉ Session de la Société Internationale Fernand de Visscher pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité) held at the University of Edinburgh from 2 to 7 September 2019.

We are using information about you because it is necessary for the administration and organisation of an academic conference. Our legal basis for this is ‘performance of a contract’.


IP addresses

We may collect information where available about your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is data about users’ browsing actions and patterns. It is used to inform improvements to the website, for system administration, and to report aggregate information to third parties and thus in the University’s legitimate interest.



This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

The tool we use most consistently is Google Analytics. Anonymous data about your visit is collected and amalgamated with that of other visitors so we can better understand how people use our website.

We also use the WP Abstracts plugin as a tool for abstract submissions, management, and notification. Click here to view WP Abstracts’ privacy policy.

 Cookies may also be collected by Third Party websites where we have embedded content from their website on our own.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behaviour such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilising third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit We do not use advertising on this site.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Click here to read Google’s privacy policy.


Third party websites

The website contains links to and from the websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.

Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these third party websites.


Logged-in users is powered by WordPress. If you have a WordPress account and access the site whilst you are logged in, you should consult the WordPress privacy and cookies policy to understand what data is collected and how it is used by WordPress. We do not accept and responsibility or liability for this policy.

Click here to view the WordPress Users Privacy Policy for more information



Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is never completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security data transmitted to our website. Any transmission is at your own risk.


Data retention

 We will hold the personal data you provided us for four weeks following the end of the conference. This is so that we can process attendance certificates upon request.

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes. Some processes are semi-automated (such as confirmation of abstract submissions) but a human decision maker will always be involved before any decision is reached in relation to you.


Changes to our privacy policy

We may amend this policy. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the website.



If you have any questions, please contact

Professor Paul du Plessis (, Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Further information:

 Click here to view the remainder of the University of Edinburgh privacy notice