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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge

 

Synthetic Biology Interdisciplinary Research Centre

(SynBio IRC) Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

This privacy policy will explain what personal information we gather when you visit the specific website within the University of Cambridge domain called Synthetic Biology in Cambridge.

Who will process my personal information?

The information published here applies to the use of your personal information (also known as ‘personal data’) by the University of Cambridge through the viewing or use of this site.

General personal information collected on our websites

When you visit any of the websites within the University of Cambridge domain we hold certain information about you for service and security reasons. For more information on this, please see the University of Cambridge privacy policy.

Specific personal information collected on this website

Research Directory

Members of the Cambridge synthetic biology community can voluntarily provide personal information about themselves to be shared in the Researcher directory. We gather this information so that we can share it with our community. We hope that this will increase the visibility of our community members and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations throughout our network. When completing your profile, you may provide as much or as little information as you like. Please note that any information that you provide will be publicly available. We use this personal information with your consent which you can withdraw at any time (see contact details below).

Newsletter

If you chose to sign up to our newsletter via Mailchimp we will collect your contact details. This allows us to send you monthly newsletters with news and updates about the SynBio IRC and other relevant information. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button found in every newsletter or by clicking here. Mailchimp may also use this data, as well as information about your device and usage. For more information see the Mailchimp privacy policy.

Google Analytics

We also collect data about visitors from Google Analytics, our website analytics provider, to learn about site traffic and activity. We collect this data so that we can better understand how visitors are using our website and improve our service. We will retain and evaluate information on your recent visits to our website and how you move around different sections of our website for analytics purposes to understand how people use our website so that we can make it more intuitive. Google may also use this information for its own purposes. For more information about how Google use and store this information please see the Google privacy policy.

How long will my data be stored for?

Data collected by Google Analytics will be held for 26 months. Data entered into you researcher profile will remain publicly available until we receive notice from you that you would like it changed or removed. Information provided when you sign-up to the newsletter will be stored until we receive notice from you that you would like us to change or delete this information.

What data do we collect?

If you complete a researcher profile you may choose to include any combination of the following information (your last name is the only mandatory field):

  • Name and title
  • Contact details (crsid, email address, phone number, place of work)
  • Job title and position
  • Affiliations and collaborators
  • Areas of interest
  • Publications

There is also space to provide more detailed information, such as an overview of your work, your biography and research interests. Any information you provide will be publicly available.

If you chose to sign up to our newsletter via Mailchimp we will collect the following information:

  • Email address
  • First name
  • Last name

We share this information with Mailchimp in order to manage our newsletter subscriptions.

This website collects personal data to power our site analytics. We analyse this data in a de-personalized form. Data collected include:

  • Information about your browser, network, and device
  • Web pages you visited prior to coming to this website

This information may also include details about your use of this website, including:

  • Clicks
  • Internal links
  • Pages visited
  • Scrolling
  • Searches
  • Timestamps

We share this information with Google Analytics, our website analytics provider, to learn about site traffic and activity.

How do we collect your data?

We collect data and process data when you:

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.
  • Voluntarily complete the newsletter sign-up form on Mailchimp.
  • Voluntarily complete a researcher profile.

How do we store your data?

Your data is collected and stored for us by the University of Cambridge, Google, and Mailchimp. Your information is stored on their servers. Please note that this may require information to be transferred to countries that do not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. For more information about how these companies handle and store your data, please see their privacy policies below.

University of Cambridge privacy policy

Google privacy policy

Mailchimp privacy policy

What are your data protection rights?

Under data privacy laws you are entitled to rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to processing and data portability. To learn more about your data protection rights in the UK and EU please visit https://gdpr-info.eu/chapter-3/

Cookies

This website uses cookies and similar technologies, which are small files or pieces of text that download to a device when a visitor accesses a website or app. For information about viewing the cookies dropped on your device, visit the University of Cambridge privacy policy and How Google uses cookies.

The University of Cambridge uses necessary cookies to make our site work, as well as site usage measurement cookies (personalisation settings and social marketing preferences) to analyse anonymised usage patterns, to make our websites better for you.

Google uses cookies for preferences, security, processes, advertising, session state and analytics. For information about the cookies dropped on your device by Google see How Google uses cookies and Types of cookies used by Google.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. You can find out how to remove cookies from your browser at http://allaboutcookies.org/. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

To prevent the University of Cambridge from using optional cookies simply click ‘save my choices’ in the cookie bar (this is displayed at the bottom of the page when you enter the site). To opt-in to the use of these cookies, tick the appropriate boxes before saving your choices.

For more information about how to manage Google Analytics cookies see Managing cookies in your browser.

Privacy policies of other websites

This website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 17 August 2020.

How to contact us

For more information about how we handle your personal information, and your rights under data protection legislation, please see the University of Cambridge compliance information.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

SYNBIO COORDINATOR

Dr. Stephanie Norwood

Coordinator of OpenPlant and Cambridge Synthetic Biology IRC

coordinator@synbio.cam.ac.uk

Department of Plant Sciences

Downing St

Cambridge, CB2 3EA

United Kingdom