Keeping in touch - how we handle your data

Protecting your privacy

The e-Research Centre takes your privacy very seriously and any personal information you give to us will be processed in strict accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. 

Any information you supply will be retained on a database and will be used exclusively for the purpose of supporting the Centre’s communications  and marketing activities, to provide you with any extra information you have requested, or in support of events you have registered for.  

At no point will we ever sell your data or allow it to be used by anyone outside of the Centre, other than in situations where we are legally required to do so.

e-Mail lists

e-Mail overload affects us all and the principle behind the Centre’s e-mail communications is that we should add to this as little as possible.  While we would like to keep you informed about our upcoming events schedule, we appreciate that if you live far away from the Centre this information may be of little use to you, so offer the option to opt out of these communications while still receiving more general news about our activities.

If you are not already on our e-mail list you can sign up using the link on our homepage.


Where information is provided as part of an event registration it may also be used for purposes of administration, to compile either a paper delegate list to be distributed to all attendees at the event, or an electronic delegate list which may in certain circumstances be publicly accessible. It may also be used for the purposes of advertising related future events and promoting the Centre. 

Handling your data

Our contact with you will be managed via an email newsletter platform managed by The Rocket Science Group LLC, commonly known as MailChimp. Users can subscribe through an online form processed by MailChimp directly or some subscriptions may be manually processed by us.

All details are handled in compliance with UK spam laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our Data Processing Agreement with MailChimp includes the Data Controller to Data Processor Standard Contractual Clauses, 2010 to protect your privacy and comply with both UK and EU law.