Culture Collections

Privacy Policy

1. The Website

1.1 This website is administered by the Culture Collections of Public Health England (referred to as "Culture Collections", "we" or "us" as appropriate), whose office is at Culture Collections, Public Health England, Porton Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JG, UK. References below to "you" or "your" means the person using this website or supplying information to this site.

1.2 This Website Data Privacy Statement describes what we do with information ("personal data") about you that is collected when you visit and use or send emails to this website and is subject to change from time to time.

2. Data collection

2.1 When you visit this website we may collect information about you, either directly (e.g. where you register with this site or provide data to us by email) or through technical means (e.g. Internet access logs which automatically collect your Internet address).

3. Use of personal data

3.1 The personal data which we collect will be processed for the purpose of fulfilling your requests submitted through the website and generally to enable us to operate, administer and monitor use of the website. Data may also be retained by us for general research or statistical purposes. We may, from time to time, send you further information (by post, email, fax or otherwise) relating to the Culture Collections' products or services which we feel may be of interest to you. You may notify us at any time if you wish to cease receiving this further information by sending an email message to culturecollections@phe.gov.uk. We may disclose your personal data to members of the Culture Collections but we will not disclose your personal data to third parties outside of the Culture Collections other than service suppliers acting on our behalf.

3.2 We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this website. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law for the purposes described in this Website Privacy Statement. The references to "sensitive personal data" are to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories include personal data about race, religion, physical or mental health, genetic code, criminal activities or sexual life.

3.3 The provision of information by you to this website is voluntary. To the extent that you supply us with personal data about third parties you confirm that you are entitled to disclose such data to us and that we are entitled to use such information in the same way that we use information about you as described in this Website Privacy Policy. You are entitled to request access to information that we hold about you and to require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this be sending an email message to culturecollections@phe.gov.uk.

4. Third Party Websites

4.1 We are not responsible for the practices or policies or the content of websites other than this website, including any websites that are accessible using a link from this website. Information processing through such websites does not necessarily adhere to this Website Data Privacy Statement.

5. Data security

5.1 We take steps to maintain the security of your data on the website.

5.2 You should be aware that the Internet, being an "open network", is not completely secure. If you choose to send any electronic communications to us by means of the Internet, you do so at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that such communications will not be intercepted or changed or that they will reach the intended recipient safely.

6. Consent

6.1 By clicking or otherwise using this website or sending emails or personal data to us you consent to the collection and processing (including disclosure and international transfer) of personal data about you as described in this Website Privacy Policy. In particular you consent to use of data as described in paragraph 3.1 of this Website Privacy Statement. You can withdraw this consent at any time by sending an email message to culturecollections@phe.gov.uk.

7. Cookies

PHE uses a cookie for website statistics purposes. A cookie is a text file stored on your computer. The cookie does not store any personal information about the user, it solely helps us to identify your visit as unique in our statistics system. The information is strictly for internal use, helping us to improve the website. If you do not want to accept the cookie, or if you want a warning if a cookie is to be placed on your computer, you can change the security settings on your web browser. See your web browser's help pages for more information. Keep in mind that if your computer does not accept cookies, some websites and web services may not work properly.

 

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