Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Privacy Policy

The Babraham Institute (BI) (we or us) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our Cookies Policy, terms and conditions and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

What types of information do we collect about website visitors?

We collect certain information automatically from visitors to our website. This includes but may not be limited to:

  • cookies (see our Cookies Policy)
  • the Internet domain or IP address from which you access our website
  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • the date, time and duration of visit
  • the pages you visit
  • terms entered into the website’s search facility
  • url of the website linking to the Babraham Institute’s website (if following a direct link)
  • limited personal data provided by the user in some instances (see below).

How do we use this information?

The information we collect is confidential and held only by the Institute. Our website uses Google Analytics and aggregated information (which is shared with them) to analyse site useage. This includes metrics on how many people visit the website and where these people are based (by IP address), which pages people visit and how people navigate through the website. We use this information to improve our website service.

Collecting and using personal data

We will collect personal information provided by you when you:
  • register to receive alerts, for example, news, vacancies or events
  • complete a web form
  • submit a job application
  • contact us directly.

This may include your name, email address, areas of interest (relating to our website content) and any content uploaded for job applications.

Personal data is used to keep you informed by providing information that you have subscribed to receive, for example, news, publications and events or to respond to individual requests and enquiries submitted (directly or those submitted via a webform). By supplying this information you are consenting to the Babraham Institute storing and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. We will not use your personal information to contact you unless you have specifically requested to receive information from us.

Disclosing personal information to third parties

In some situations, it may be necessary to disclose your personal information to third parties. We will do this if required by law, court order, regulatory or governmental authority and if required to protect the rights, property or safety of the Babraham Institute, its employees or others.

Storing personal data

Personal data (names, email addresses etc.) are stored securely in an internal database. We will keep this information for as long as we offer the services you have subscribed to. If these services stop, or you request that we no longer contact you, then your personal data will be deleted.

Your choices about the personal data we hold

We recognise your rights with regards to the personal data we hold about you:

  • You can unsubscribe or opt out of any information services you have subscribed to at any time.
  • You can request the information we hold about you as long as we are given a reasonable time period to respond to such a request.
  • You can update your personal details.

Want to know more?

For any further enquiries about the Babraham Institute’s Privacy Policy, please contact:
Dr Louisa Wood, Communications Manager, Babraham Institute