Privacy Policy

MRC Harwell Privacy Statement

Version 1.1

Dated: 29th January 2018

Revised: 22nd May 2018

This Privacy statement sets out how we, Medical Research Council Harwell Institute, obtain store and use your personal information when you use or interact with MRC Harwell Institute websites This privacy statement is effective from the 29th January 2018. By submitting your personal data to the MRC Harwell, for example via its website, directly through contact emails or paper forms, you agree to this statement. 

Privacy policy

Certain information or data about you is collected when you use our MRC Harwell Institute websites or services. 

What information is being collected?

  •     questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your name and email address if you use the contact forms/email links
  •     your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  •     If a resource or service is requested the following further information will be recorded, your mailing address, your request details.

This data can be viewed by authorised people at the MRC Harwell Institute. 

Why is it being collected?

  •     improve our website site by monitoring how it is being used
  •     Mouse strain metric reporting
  •     respond to any feedback and service requests where appropriate
  •     send email alerts/information to users who have requested them

Where your data is stored

 Personal data is stored on our secure internal servers, and on secure cloud based customer relationship management software. Access to both servers is strictly controlled. 

Contact via the website

All contact via the website is made through email, either to an individual or to a group (e.g. training). 

Keeping your data secure

Information sent over the internet is not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk. MRC Harwell Institute has procedures and security processes in place to keep personal data secure once it’s been received. 

Disclosing your information

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websitesunless you have consented for us to do this. 

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, which is not hosted by, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.