STAR Speech Therapy Animation and imaging Resource

Privacy Notice

What is STAR?

Speech Therapy Animation and imaging Resource (STAR) is a web resource containing Ultrasound Tongue Imaging (UTI), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) videos of the vocal organs moving in real time during speech. It also contains animations of the vocal organs moving during speech. By showing the hidden movements of the tongue and vocal organs, STAR aims to be useful in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) training and Continual Professional Development (CPD), as well as for use in clinic for paediatric speech therapy. STAR has been constructed by a team of researchers based at the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. The project has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Your Personal Data

The University of Glasgow will be what’s known as the ‘Data Controller’ of your personal data processed in relation to gathering your feedback and information about your experience with the resource. This privacy notice will explain how The University of Glasgow will process your personal data.

Why we need it

The feedback we gather from you will be used to improve the STAR resource. It may also be used as part of any future assessment of the usefulness of our research for wider society. We will only collect your basic personal data, such as your name and email address if you specifically agree to that, and you provide these details in order for us to contact you at a later stage. If you give us these personal data, this will only be because you have indicated that you may wish to share articulatory data with STAR, or because you may wish to give us further information on your experience of using STAR. Information will not be used for marketing purposes, or direct marketing purposes. We will only collect data that we need in order to provide and oversee this service to you.

Legal basis for processing your data

We must have a legal basis for processing all personal data. In this instance, the legal basis is consent. By completing this survey you give us consent.

What we do with it and who we share it with

The data will be used to provide anonymised group evaluation of this resource, for developing the resource further, and for future assessment of the usefulness of our research for wider society. All the personal data you submit will be processed by staff at the University of Glasgow, and the University of Strathclyde, in the United Kingdom. The data will be stored on password-protected university drives.

How long do we keep it for?

Your data will be retained by the University for the duration of the STAR resource project.

What are your rights?*

You can request access to the information we process about you at any time. If at any point you believe that the information we process relating to you is incorrect, you can request to see this information and may in some instances request to have it restricted, corrected or, erased. You may also have the right to object to the processing of data and the right to data portability. Where we have relied upon your consent to process your data, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please submit your request via the webform or contact

*Please note that the ability to exercise these rights will vary and depend on the legal basis on which the processing is being carried out.


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the University Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)