Web Privacy Notice

Web Privacy Notice for csprg.org.uk

In accordance with Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy Electronic Communications Regulations, this privacy notice will:

  • inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our websites;
  • tell you about your privacy rights;
  • tell you how the law protects you.

This is a web privacy policy for the Cancer Screening and Prevention Research Group (CSPRG) website (csprg.org.uk), which is a sub-domain managed by Imperial College London and governed by its policies.

What do we collect?

Whilst you do not require an account to access the CSPRG website, there may be occasions where data is requested / collected as part of an action / activity, for example;

  • to register for an event;
  • to request information, such as individual queries about CSPRG studies;
  • to subscribe to a newsletter if available;
  • to communicate with the CSPRG;
  • to understand how you use our website, and how our website performs when you use it.

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity data – includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth, gender and your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
  • Contact data -includes postal address, email address and telephone numbers you volunteer.
  • Technical data – includes your IP address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Usage data – information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques.
  • Email data – your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to any available CSPRG email alerts, newsletters and other mailing lists.

This data can be viewed by authorised people at CSPRG, Imperial College London and trusted partners to:

  • improve functionality, security and accessibility;
  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it e.g. pages you visit on the site and browser versions used;
  • gather feedback to improve our services;
  • help us respond to your feedback, if you’ve asked us to;
  • send email alerts or newsletters to users who have signed on to any available CSPRG mailing lists.

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where you request us to do something for you or because of you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • To understand the behaviour of visitors to the site. This would include:
    • The number of visitors to different areas.
    • The types of information being searched for via the sites search engine.
    • To identify any anomalies in site usage.
    • To evaluate the popularity of news articles.

Where we store your data

Imperial College London who manages the CSPRG website sub-domain store your data primarily on secure servers in the UK and European Economic Area (EEA). 

Although Imperial College London make every effort to keep your data in the UK / EEA, it occasionally works with third parties in the United States. In these cases, the College ensures they will abide by the same level of assurances as the UK / EEA respectively.

How we keep your data secure

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Read more about data retention and please refer to our use of cookies page to find out about the different types of cookies we set and the retention periods.  

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements. We may also share your information with other organisations who carry out marketing/market research for Imperial College London.

We do not pass on your details to other websites for their own marketing or commercial purposes.

Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you by submitting a subject access request and ask us not to use the information we collect.

You also have the right to have data erased if it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed, or if there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing. This is sometimes known as ‘the right to be forgotten’.

Direct marketing

The CSPRG does not send any marketing messages or use any third parties to send marketing messages on our behalf.

Links to other websites

The CSPRG website contains links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to csprg.org.uk and doesn’t cover other websites that we link to. These services have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies. If you do go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to CSPRG from another website

If you come to the CSPRG websites from another website, we may receive information from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.