Privacy Policy

The ELIXIR-UK Node (we or us) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which we will process any personal data we collect from you or provide to us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is the Earlham Institute (‘EI’), based at Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UZ.  See Earlham Institute Privacy Policies.

This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use any personal information we obtain from our web forms, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What information do we collect about you?

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided by subscribing to any services we may offer, posting material, making enquiries, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access
  • Information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
  • For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file stored on your computer’s hard drive or by using JavaScript code.
  • Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Cookies and Javascript settings can be disabled by adjusting the setting on your browser. This may limit access to certain areas of our website.

How we use your information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes
  • To ensure that content from our site is presented most effectively for you and for your computer
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so
  • To notify you about changes to our site

Cookies help us to improve our site and deliver a better, more personalised service. This information obtained enables us:

  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.

This information is currently collected using Google Analytics. You may wish to visit Google’s Privacy Center.

How do we store and share your information?

Your information is mainly stored in secure electronic systems on secure servers.

Security of your information

We are committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure. Your personal information is created, stored and transmitted securely in a variety of electronic formats. Access to your personal information is limited to Key Roles within the ELIXIR-UK Node, the Management Committee and the ELIXIR Hub, it may also be shared with Earlham Institutes Scientific Training and Business Support Groups who have a legitimate interest in it for the purposes of carrying out their contractual duties. Click here to view the full Earlham Institute Privacy Policy for Training programmes applications.

Please note that, although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Accessing, correcting or deleting your information

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you, to request a correction and to request that your personal data be deleted. You have a range of other rights under the GDPR. If you would like more information, please see the Information Commissioner’s Office website: (see “For the public”)

Who can I contact?

If you have any questions about how your personal information is used or wish to exercise any of your rights, you can contact us at any time by emailing us

Compliance with data protection legislation

For the ELIXIR UK Node, the person with responsibility for advising on compliance with data protection legislation is Sarah Cossey, Earlham Institute, contact: [email protected].

This notice will be reviewed on a regular basis and may be amended and updated at any time. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.