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Privacy Statement

1. Purpose of this Statement

This statement tells you how the Centre for Bioscience may collect and process your personal data when you access this website.

2. Automated Collection of Personal Information

As with most other web servers, when you access these web pages certain information you provide will automatically be recorded by the Centre. This will include your IP address, browser type, and information relating to the page you last visited. This information is processed to estimate how much usage of the server is made by different categories of users and in the event of a breach of security may be used to aid detection. This data will not be associated with the personally identifiable data that you provide (under point 3, below).

3. Non-Automated Collection

Some sections of this website require you to provide personal data. This data will be stored electronically in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not be used for purposes other than those for which you have signed up. See point 4 below for details of third party access. Parts of the site requiring entry of personal details:

  • Joining the Centre Network (see Joining the Centre / Network in point 4 below)
  • Email and mailing lists
  • Event registrations
  • Wiki user group memberships
  • Surveys, Competitions and Prize draws
  • Ordering publications
N.B. All of the above are seperate and optional: You will not be added to mailing lists unless you deliberately choose to be.

4. Third Party Access

Your personal data that you have provided (under point 3, above) will not be sent to other third parties and will remain confidential, accessible only by those who have a legitimate need to know within the Centre.

Occasionally we co-organise events with other Subject Centres of the Higher Education Academy. If you register for one of these events on this web site your data may be shared with the co-organisers. You will always be made aware of this on the registration form.

Joining the Centre / Network

Sections of this website allow you to register your details and become a member of a network of bioscience learning and teaching professionals, receive the Centre for Bioscience Bulletin three times a year and regular updates on Centre news, funding, events and resources. Registering for this service means that your personal details will be securely stored electronically on the Higher Education Academy Contacts database. Your details will not be used for purposes other than those for which you have signed up.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" (see below for information about cookies). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

5. Cookies

This website uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Cookies set by our website can be read by our web server and may contain information you have provided to us for use in connection with the purposes outlined under 2 above. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

6. Credit card details

We do not process credit cards on this web site

7. Changes to this statement

This statement and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.

If you have any queries relating to the privacy statement then please contact the Centre.