Purpose of Statement
This disclaimer and privacy statement relates to the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) website.
Collection of Personal information
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to protect any information we collect from you. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so.
Provision of personal information will be acknowledged as your acceptance of this statement and agreement to our collecting and use / disclose of your personal information only as described in this statement.
If you do not agree to this statement, please do not provide your personal details to us.
What is personal information?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by applicable law.
Collecting personal information
We only collect and hold personal information provided by you. You may also elect to provide us with personal information if, for example, you:
- Contact us via email
- Contact us via an enquiry form
- Sign up to a newsletter
- Fill out a survey or other form with your personal information included
- Request us to provide you with information
In providing personal information you consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such information in, other countries or territories. Any such transfer and processing by us will be in accordance with this privacy statement.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
Subscribe link in footer – NIHR Newcastle BRC Newsletter
The mailing list for the NIHR Newcastle BRC Newsletter, which you can subscribe to in the footer, is managed through MailChimp. This type of service (MailChimp) makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User.
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
Personal Data collected: email address.
Suggest a research topic – webform held on the newcastle.ac.uk domain
We use a web-form to collect suggestions from you about what sort of research you would like to see in the future; this form is held on the Newcastle University system.
We may need to contact you to ask clarifying questions about your research suggestion. We will only contact you if we have questions about the information that you have submitted and will not use your contact information for any form of direct marketing.
Personal Data collected: Email address and Phone number
Disclosure of personal information
We will never disclose your personal information unless instructed to do so by law enforcement, governmental or regulatory agencies, or other third party in order to comply with law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to comply with law or detect, protect or defend us and/or other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, theft, fraud and other illegal or harmful activity, to comply with our corporate policies, procedures, legal and contractual obligations.
Our website and materials relating to our information, products and services (or to third party information, products and services), are provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material within in our websites will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of our websites.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
Our website uses ‘cookies’ for statistical analysis in order to improve our services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk.
They are not used to collect personally identifiable data about you. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website or any other this can be done through your browser settings. The help function in your browser should give you this information or alternatively go to visit aboutcookies.org which contains information on how to do this in a variety of browsers. Here you will also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. Restricting cookies will prevent you from being able to use full functionality of the website such as logging in and submitting content.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website and compile reports for us on activity on it. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. 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. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You can reject this cookie and information on how to do this can be found at: google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Our website may include content embedded from other sites and services such as Twitter, YouTube and Eventbrite; these sites may set additional cookies but we do not pass any personally identifiable information to these services.
Links to external websites
Links contained within our websites will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from our websites.
Last updated: January 2020
We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of our websites after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.