The South West Academic Health Science Network collects and processes personal data in order to provide its services.
This privacy notice sets out how we collect and use personal data, in line with relevant legislation, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which took effect from 25 May 2018.
What information do we collect about you?
We may collect information about you in the course of our day-to-day business, when you complete a survey, register for an event, or sign up to receive communications such as our newsletter. This could include your name, email address, IP address, who you work for, your image, and social media usernames.
How do we use information about you?
As well as using your details to process transactions (such as event bookings), we may contact you with information where we believe there is a ‘legitimate interest’ to do so. A legitimate interest means contacting you in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests. For the SW AHSN, this could include:
- Updates if you have joined one of our networks
- Follow-up information after an event
- Requests for your involvement in our activities
- Sharing specific information we think may be of interest to you
This does not include sending you ‘marketing’ information, such as our newsletter. We recommend you sign up for our marketing communications if you wish to be kept up to date on general news and events from the SW AHSN.
We will not disclose, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except where it is necessary to deliver a service you have requested, or to comply with the law.
We only send marketing communications to people who have given their consent to receive them, usually by signing up to them through our website. This includes our regular SW AHSN newsletter. You can opt-out at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link contained in each email. The email service we currently use is MailChimp.
Films and photographs
We may record your image on photo or film, for instance at one of our events. We make attendees aware of this both at sign-in and during the event, and ask them to let us know if they would prefer not be photographed or filmed. We may ask people to complete a media consent form in instances where they will be the main subject of a film or photograph. Media may be used for up to two years after it is recorded. You may withdraw your consent for its use at any time, however this can only restrict further use of the media.
When you make a purchase from the website, such as an event ticket, we will collect and hold your personal details in order to process your order. Credit card transactions are processed through a secure payment service provider. Your credit card details will be collected by the secure payment provider and not by the SW AHSN.
You can delete the cookies stored on your computer at any time. You can also change your browser’s privacy settings to block websites from storing cookies on your computer. To find out more or how you can delete cookies click here.
Access to 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 that we hold about you, and can ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the address below. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee for this service.
How to contact us
The data controller is the South West Academic Health Science Network and the data protection officer is the Director of Finance and Corporate Services. You can contact us in the following ways:
Telephone: 01392 247903
Post: South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN), Vantage Point, Pynes Hill, Exeter, Devon, EX2 5FD.