Quadram Institute Bioscience is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This notice sets out how the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) will use and protect your personal information.

We may gather data about you from your use of our website https://quadram.ac.uk, when you attend an event at the QIB, or if you contact or correspond with us.

This Privacy Notice applies to personal information which the QIB processes relating to people who have:

  • agreed to receive information from us;
  • visited QIB scientists or taken part in QIB events;
  • accessed the website https://quadram.ac.uk

Website visitors

We collect personal information about visitors to our website, if they fill out a form on our website, participate in a survey or register for an event.

Our website also uses cookies (text files) on your computer to identify your browser and automatically collect information about how you use our website. You can withdraw your consent to enable cookies at any time by updating your cookie settings.

We also collect details of your website visit, IP addresses etc. (information in weblogs) to allow us to operate our website and protect it from attack or restrict access.

Email subscribers

When you subscribe to receive emails from us, we may ask for your:

  • name
  • email address
  • content preferences so we can tailor messages better to your interests.

We will collect this information when you subscribe to our mailing lists. When opting to subscribe to our mailing lists, you will be emailed a confirmation notice and a request to confirm your willingness to receive email updates from us. Our use and storage of your personal information for email communication is based on your consent. This means that you will only receive emails and information that you have asked to receive. You can withdraw your consent or change your email preferences at any time, by following the ‘unsubscribe’ link on any of our emails or contacting us at info@Quadram.ac.uk.

If you unsubscribe from our emails or withdraw your consent for us to contact you, we will store your information for a period of six years to ensure that you no longer receive emails from us.

We use a third-party provider, Mailchimp (owned by The Rocket Science Group), to manage some of our email marketing. The Rocket Science Group has self-certified to both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield regimes in order to ensure adequate safeguards for any EU personal information which it receives in the US.

Event attendees

When you register to attend one of our events (including via our third-party providers, JotForm, Eventbrite or RegOnline), we will ask for your:

  • name
  • email address
  • other relevant information as determined on an event-by-event basis, for example organisation, job title or work-related email address.

We will collect this information when you enrol to attend an event. Our use and storage of personal information is based on consent. We use personal information solely for the purposes of administering the event. We may need to share personal information with third party organisations where it is necessary to administer the event (for example, with an external venue).

If you are a speaker at one of our events we will promote your participation via platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and by email. External platforms may continue to store and use personal information after the event has ended.

Contact form

When you use our contact form we will ask for your:

  • name
  • email address
  • relevant information relating to your enquiry

We will use the information provided solely for the purposes of administering your enquiry. We may need to share your information with third party organisations where it is necessary to address your enquiry.

Contact us

If you have any questions about how your personal information is used, or wish to exercise any of your rights, you can email info@quadram.ac.uk

Compliance with data protection legislation

The person with responsibility for advising QIB on compliance with data protection legislation is Mohamed Imran who can be contacted on dpo@nbi.ac.uk.