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Gurdon Institute Privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information collected from you when using this website (www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk).  Completed/last updated on 3rd June 2024.

Please also see:
The University of Cambridge Privacy Policy
The University of Cambridge Site Cookies


Our contact details

Name: The Wellcome/ Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute
Address: The Henry Wellcome Building of Cancer and Developmental Biology, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QN, UK
Phone Number: +44-(0)1223-334088
E-mail: contact [at] gurdon.cam.ac.uk
Website: www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk


What information do we collect from you?

We collect personal information about you when you voluntarily submit any forms on this website. This may include newsletter subscription forms and enquiry forms.
We collect information such as CVs that you send to us (by email or post) to support job applications.
We collect anonymous information about you to monitor website usage, which is done by the use of cookies (see below).


How we use the information collected

Where personal data is requested through forms, such data is only used for the purpose stated on the form and will not be given or sold to any third parties.


Contact enquiry form

When you submit an enquiry through the forms on our website we will collect your name and email address. You may voluntarily submit other personal information but please be aware that your enquiry may be seen by more than one staff member on its way to the final recipient.

Information submitted via the enquiry form may be used to make contact with you to discuss your enquiry and/or your interest in working with us.


Access to your information

You have the right to request access to a copy of the information that we hold for you. If you would like a copy of your personal information please email communications@gurdon.cam.ac.uk. We may charge a small fee for this service.

We want to make sure your information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to delete or amend any data we hold for you.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis we rely on for processing this information is your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting communications@gurdon.cam.ac.uk.


How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored on our password-protected servers.
We will keep names and contact details as submitted on our ‘Contact us’ forms for up to one year. We will then dispose of your personal information by deleting it from our records.


Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitor use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site. The information is in an anonymous format, and aggregated, including data on: the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from, and the pages they visit.

Google Analytics is built into this site to collect further details such as broad geographical location of users, type of device on which the website is viewed, and language. This data is anonymous.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device and that your use of the site contributes to the accumulated data.


Links to other sites

Certain links, including hypertext links, in our site will take you to external websites (including, for example, YouTube and Twitter). These are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by the Gurdon Institute of the linked site, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the content of any website outside of our site.


Changes to our privacy policy

We will periodically review and update our privacy policy.


How to contact us

Please contact us (contact [at] gurdon.cam.ac.uk) if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you.