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Privacy Policy

Edinburgh International Science Festival is committed to ensuring the privacy of its customers and visitors.

What information does Edinburgh International Science Festival collect?

We collect personal information from you when you create and account with us, register for our newsletter and buy tickets for our events, as well as from any emails you send us.

Our website collects usage data as you browse our site. Cookies are used to store your selections when booking events, but these only apply within the site’s domain name. Find out more about cookies used on our Cookie Information webpage.

What does Edinburgh International Science Festival do with my personal information?

We use your personal information to answer enquiries and provide information you have requested. We will also analyse this information to better understand our website usage and audience preferences and attendance. Data logged by our website for statistical reporting cannot be personally attributed to you.

From time to time we may contact you with details about Edinburgh International Science Festival events. Your details may be used for internal administration purposes and we will also use any information you have provided to process transactions you make with us. If you have given us permission to do so, we will send you email bulletins and alerts accordingly.

Children’s privacy

Many of the events and information used by Edinburgh International Science Festival may be of interest to children and young people. Children under the age of 14 should request permission from a parent, guardian or teacher before making any type of online enquiry.

Who will Edinburgh International Science Festival share my information with?

We will not share any of the information we hold about you with a third party.

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you at any time. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in our records.

Use of photographs

When a photographer commissioned by Edinburgh International Science Festival is present at any of our events, we may use the resulting images on this website and in publicity materials. Permission to use these images in this way will be requested from the subjects (or their parents/carers) at the time the photograph is taken. However, if subsequently you have a valid reason why an image should not be used, please contact us and we will remove it.


By disclosing your personal information to us via this website or by telephone, you consent to Edinburgh International Science Festival collecting, storing and processing your information in the manner outlined by this statement.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the personal information we hold about you, please email us at