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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website designinnovationplastics.org owned jointly by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Worshipful Company of Horners, and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Collection and processing of personal data

We collect personal data only when you agree to provide it to us, through registration, completion of forms or e-mails, as part of enquiries or requests for information and similar situations in which you have chosen to provide the information. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR Regulations (Article 5).

The database and its contents remain within the Design Innovation in Plastics Coordinators and stay with data processors or servers acting on our behalf and responsible to us. Your personal data will not be passed on by us or by our agents for use by third parties in any form whatsoever, unless we have obtained your consent or are legally required to do so. This may include data for use by sponsors for matters relating solely to the DIP competition.

We will retain control of, and responsibility for, the use of any personal data you disclose to us. Some of this data may be stored or processed in computers located in other jurisdictions whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on the data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.

Website Collection of Data

You can use our website without disclosing your personal data. You are not required to provide personal information as a condition of using our site, except as may be necessary to provide you a product or service at your request.

On our Website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google will analyse your use of our Website on our behalf. To this purpose we use the cookies described in more detail below. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, our webpages visited by you, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analysed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymised form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated on our Website the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address. Moreover, Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, which ensures that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of data by Google in the US. You may revoke your consent to the use of web analysis at any time, either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by administrating your consents in the table below, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed. Both options will prevent the application of web analysis only as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and do not delete the opt-out Cookie. Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Privacy and Data Protection Guidelines of Google Analytics and in the Google Privacy Policy. In cases when personal data is provided to others to provide you products or services you have requested, or for other purposes you have authorised, we rely on technical and organisational means to assure that applicable data security regulations are followed.

This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Using such cookies, it is possible to recognize the visitor’s browser in order to optimise the website and simplify its use. Data collected via cookies will not be used to determine the personal identity of the website visitor. 6 Analytics months

Name

Lifetime

Description

Google Analytics

6 Months

These Cookies enable us to analyse your use of this website by assigning a unique and randomly generated ID to your device that allows us to recognise your device on your next visit

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners use are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate /engage with them with due care and caution regarding their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website will use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy web addresses.

Users are advised to adopt caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened addresses published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

Data Protection Act 1998
EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Guide to the General Data Protection Regulations
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
Twitter privacy policy
Facebook privacy policy
Google privacy policy

Contacts

If you have any problems, questions or ideas, please contact:

DIP Award Coordinator
Email: dip.award@gmail.com

The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our privacy statement. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.