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As a Scottish Innovation Centre, The Data Lab is administered and hosted by the University of Edinburgh meaning that we are the same legal entity.
The Data Lab is committed to preserving your privacy.
Using yourinformation allows us to provide you with a better experience when using our website and services.
We may collect your personal data in the following ways:
We may collect the following information:
We will only collect, use and otherwise handle your personal data on the website when we have legal grounds for doing so. The common grounds will be:
When you enter your information in a form (such as your name, job title, academic institution/company, email address and contact number), we specify the purpose and future use of this information within the form itself. An example would be an application for project funding.
We may contact you from time to time via email to request your feedback on events and/or services you receive from us, or to send out surveys related to The Data Lab services.
You can subscribe on the website to receive further information from us including news and events upates, our monthly newsletter and funding or training opportunities.
You can withdraw your consent at any point by clicking on the ‘click here to unsubscribe’ link provided in our emails or by contacting us directly.
We will process information about you to administer your event attendance, and after the event, to send you information such as photos/video of the event, presentations or follow up events by email. You will be asked to consent to such activities as part of the event registration.
We also collect some personal data, such as the IP address of your computer, through the use of website cookies. You can set your preferences for these cookies through our cookie banner.
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies him or herself. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies, however, enhance our website performance in a number of ways, including providing a secure way for us to verify your identity during your visit to our website and personalising your experience on our website, making it more convenient for you.
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we cannot provide some of the basic functionalities of our website.
These cookies generally collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and the pages that they do not. This helps us to understand and improve the site, so it is easy to use and includes helpful content. They also allow us to fix bugs or glitches on the website. These cookies do not collect information that identifies visitors, so we cannot identify you individually. We use Google Analytics to track usage of our websites and interaction with our newsletters. For example, to see what content you click on, so we can analyse what content is of most interest to our audience.
These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make as you browse the site. They provide more enhanced and personal features. The information collected is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites once you leave our site.
You can restrict or block cookies which are set during your use of the website by changing your browser’s settings. Some pages may not work if you completely disable cookies, but many third party cookies can be safely blocked.
Check information in your browser’s help section for specific instructions on how to manage cookies. Alternatively, websites such as “All About Cookies” provide comprehensive guidance.
As we want your experience of our website to be as informative and useful as possible, we provide a number of links to websites operated by third parties.
Please be aware that we do not have any control over third party websites and that such third party websites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information.
We will retain your personal data for as long as we reasonably require in light of the purpose(s) for which we are holding it and all relevant legal, commercial and operational considerations.
As a Scottish Innovation Centre, we may have to comply with statutory retention periods as required by the Scottish Funding Council.
Personal data is stored on our servers andwill remain within the UK/EEA.
We will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent, except where disclosure is:
All individuals have a number of rights under data protection laws. However, they do not apply in all circumstances.
If you wish to exercise any of them, please email us (details provided below) and we will explain at that time if they are applicable or not.
We will inform you in writing following receipt of your written request and if necessary, seek additional information from you about your request, including proof of identity.
At all times, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection laws: https://ico.org.uk/.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted online or through the website. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your e-mail address and other contact details.