Privacy Notice

Purpose of this Privacy Notice

This notice is provided within the context of the changes required by the Article 13 & 14 of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). This notice sets out how we will use your personal data as part of our legal obligations with regard to Data Protection.

What is personal data?

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural living person, otherwise known as a ‘data subject’. A data subject is someone who can be recognised, directly or indirectly, by information such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or data relating to their physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity. These types of identifying information are known as ‘personal data’. Data protection law applies to the processing of personal data, including its collection, use and storage.

What personal data do we collect?

We track page views and visit data such as device type, operating system, browser type and IP address.

How will we use your data?

We use Google Analytics to improve the website and the service you receive.

To process this personal data, our legal reason for collecting or processing this data is: Article 6(1)(f) it is necessary for our legitimate interests or that of a third party (a condition used where personal data is going to be used in ways that are reasonably expected and are not intrusive, or where there are compelling reasons for the processing).

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 (c. 12) Schedule 2 — Exemptions etc from the GDPR Part 2 — Restrictions based on Article 23(1): restrictions of rules in Articles 13 to 21 and 34 158 Crown honours, dignities and appointments 15 (1) The listed GDPR provisions do not apply to personal data processed for the purposes of the conferring by the Crown of any honour or dignity

How long will my data be held for?

We will retain your cookie preferences for 1 year. Information on expiration times of individual cookies can be found on our cookies page. 

Will my data be used for automated decision making or profiling?

We will not use your data for any automated decision making or profiling.

What are your data protection rights?

You have rights over your personal data under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the supervisory authority for data protection legislation and maintains a full explanation of these rights on their website.

How do I complain?

If you believe that your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. You may also contact them to seek independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing. 

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Email: [email protected]

Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts. 

Changes to our privacy notice

We may make changes to this privacy notice. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change.

Registered office address

5 Technology Park
Colindeep Lane

Last updated: 23rd May 2022