This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data and how we’ll keep it safe.
We know that there’s a lot of information here, but we want you to be fully informed about your rights and how Rothamsted Enterprises uses your data; We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.
It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. We’ll notify you of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.
Rothamsted Enterprises is a commercial company owned by the Lawes Agricultural Trust, the BBSRC and Rothamsted Research Limited. Rothamsted Research Limited is a registered charity (Charity number 802038 and Company number 02393175), with a wholly owned trading subsidiary Rothamsted Scientific Services (Company number 14433339). The Lawes Agricultural Trust is a charitable trust (Charity number 1156150).
The law on data protection sets out several different reasons for which a company may collect and process your personal data, including:
In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent, for example when you tick a box to receive email newsletters. When collecting your personal data, we’ll always make clear to you which data is necessary in connection with a particular service (for instance, use of the Conference Centre, the Manor House, or tenant opportunities) Contractual obligations In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations. For instance, if you are joining us as a tenant, we will need to collect certain details to enable us to prepare tenancy agreements.
If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data. For instance, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting us to law enforcement.
We will also use your address details to send you direct marketing information by email and post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you.
When you call or email to make an enquiry about the Conference Centre, Manor House, the Daniel Hall building, the Lawes Open Innovation Hub or visit any of our websites and make enquiries on line
If you make an event enquiry with us we will collect your name, address, email and telephone number
Payment card information to make the booking Your image may be recorded on CCTV when you visit the campus or be used in a visitor’s pass
We want to give you the best possible customer experience for your event or stay with us. We need to understand more about you, your company to ensure we can deliver a great service.
We use your information to offer you promotions, events, opportunities that are most likely to be of interest you.
We may not always be best placed to provide a certain service directly to you. For instance, the scientific services described on our website will be provided to you by Rothamsted Scientific Services Limited and/or Rothamsted Research Limited. When you express any interest in any such services, we will be sharing your personal data with Rothamsted Scientific Services Limited and Rothamsted Research Limited in order to determine how best to deliver any services to you. They will be processing your personal data in accordance with their own privacy statement which can be found here. If you prefer us not to share your personal data with Rothamsted Scientific Services Limited or Rothamsted Research Limited, please let us know as soon as possible.
The data privacy law allows this as part of our legitimate interest in understanding our customers and providing the highest levels of service. Of course, you are free to opt out of hearing from us by any of these channels at any time.
To send you relevant, personalised communications by post in relation to updates, offers, services and products. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interest.
You are free to opt out of hearing from us by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org
We know how much data security matters to all our customers. With this in mind, we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.
Access to your personal data is password-protected and we regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.
We may share your personal data with trusted third parties, such as Rothamsted Research, if there may be an opportunity to collaborate.
We provide only the information they need to perform their specific services
They may only use your data for the exact purposes we specify in our contract with them
We work closely with them to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected at all times
If we stop using their services, any of your data held by them will either be deleted or rendered anonymous
You have the right to request:
Click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email communication that we send you. We will then stop any further emails from that particular area of the portfolio. Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while our systems are fully updated.
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee our compliance with data protection laws and who has overall responsibility for data protection compliance in our organisation.
In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the information we hold about you, please email Louise.Warren@Rothamsted.ac.uk or write to us at:
Data Protection Officer
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