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Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh Privacy Notice

The information you provide to the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh will be used for one or more of the following purposes

  1. To communicate with you about the course or event you are booking
  2. To inform you about events in which you may be interested based on the consent given when you joined the Institute’s mailing list
  3. For event administration
  4. To process your order in line with the agreement to deliver an event, service or product
  5. To process a refund where such is required due to non-delivery or termination of a event, service or product

Who has access to your information?

Information is shared with other departments of the University of Edinburgh if their involvement is required to enable us to deliver a service or product to you.

Sharing personal data with third parties

Personal information from HSK and HSKK candidates is shared with the Chinese Testing Centre in China to enable your registration to be processed so you can take the booked exam and receive award certification.

Mailing Lists

We hold, with permission, email addresses to enable us to keep you up to date with information on activities such as courses, events and opportunities.


We retain data records for the time required to perform the processing for which it was collected.When you join our mailing list you have the right to request removal of your name at any time. Every two years we will write specifically to check you wish to remain on our mailing list.


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Your rights

You have the right to withdraw your consent for use of your data at any time. To do so please email using the same email address as that used when giving permission.

More information

If you have any questions please contact or call us on 0131 662 2180.