Privacy Policy

UK AGRI-TECH CENTRE holds some information about you. This document outlines how that information is used, who we may share  that information with and how we keep it secure. This notice does not provide exhaustive detail. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the info@ukagritechcentre.com

We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This Privacy Notice was last reviewed in March 2024.

1. What We Do

UK Agri-Tech Centre offer a complete life-cycle of support, driving agri-tech innovation and adoption through world-class facilities, expert knowledge and business support, saving you time and accelerating your progress.

We strengthen the connections between science, business and funders to accelerate research and development, tackling the agri-industry’s most critical challenges such as climate change, labour availability, disease mitigation and environmental sustainability.

As an independent company we are trusted to provide leadership and guidance to progress transformational change for people and the planet while stimulating economic growth.

2.. How We Obtain Your Personal Data

Information provided by you

  • You provide us with personal data in the following ways:
  • By signing up to our events
  • By signing up to our newsletter
  • Through email, over the telephone or by post
  • Through social media such as twitter
  • By working with us as a delivery partner or supplier

This may include the following information:

  • Basic details such as name, job title and contact details
  • Details of contact we have had with you such as meeting attendance/minutes, attendance at events
  • Dietary and access information for attendance at events
  • Bank details for processing of invoices and payment for events

We may use your information for marketing purposes, to keep you up to date on UK AGRI-TECH CENTRE’s events and industry news as well as for business opportunities such as collaboration on projects. The legal basis of our holding your personal data is consent and we will regularly seek to re-confirm your consent to hold your information.

We may also hold your information such as dietary requirements and special access in order to administer your attendance at events on the legal basis of Legitimate Interest.

We may use your information for the purposes of managing your supply of goods or services to UK AGRI-TECH CENTRE. The legal basis for holding this data would be for Contract purposes.

We retain your personal data for the period for which we have consent or as in line with our records retention policy.

We do not hold personal data from other sources.

3 . How We Obtain Your Personal Data

We act as a data controller for use of your personal data in marketing, event management activities, business opportunities and supplier management.

We act as a data controller and processor in regard to the processing of credit card and online payments.

We undertake at all times to protect your personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data storage.

We may use your personal data where there is an overriding public interest in using the information e.g. in order to safeguard an individual, or to prevent a serious crime. Also where there is a legal requirement such as a formal court order.

4 . Do you share my information with other organisations?

We will keep information about you confidential. We will only disclose your information with other third parties with your express consent with the exception of the following categories of third parties:

We act as a data controller for use of your personal data in marketing, event management activities, business opportunities and supplier management.

We act as a data controller and processor in regard to the processing of credit card and online payments.

We undertake at all times to protect your personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data storage.

We may use your personal data where there is an overriding public interest in using the information e.g. in order to safeguard an individual, or to prevent a serious crime. Also where there is a legal requirement such as a formal court order.

  • Any contractors and advisors that provide a service to us or act as our agents on the understanding that they keep the information confidential
  • Anyone to whom we may transfer our rights and duties under any agreement we have with you
  • Any legal or crime prevention agencies and/or to satisfy any regulatory request if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so

5. What are your rights?

Every individual has the right to see, amend, delete or have a copy, of data held that can identify you, with some exceptions. You do not need to give a reason to see your data.

If you want to access your data you must make a subject access request in writing to info@ukagritechcentre.com.  Under special circumstances, some information may be withheld. We shall respond within 20 working days from the point of receiving the request and all necessary information from you. Our response will include the details of the personal data we hold on you including:

  • Sources from which we acquired the information
  • The purposes of processing the information
  • Persons or entities with whom we are sharing the information

You have the right, subject to exemptions, to ask to:

  • Have your information deleted
  • Have your information corrected or updated where it is no longer accurate
  • Ask us to stop processing information about you where we are not required to do so by law.
  • Receive a copy of your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller, without hindrance from us.
  • Object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you

We do not carry out any automated processing, which may lead to automated decision based on your personal data.

If you would like to invoke any of the above rights then please write to the Data Controller at UK AGRI-TECH CENTRE, Innovation Centre, Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, YO10 5DG or email info@ukagritechcentre.com

6. What safeguards are in place to ensure data that identifies me is secure?

We only use information that may identify you in accordance with GDPR. This requires us to process personal data only if there is a legitimate basis for doing so and that any processing must be fair and lawful.

We will protect your information, inform you of how your information will be used, and allow you to decide if and how your information can be shared.

We also ensure the information we hold is kept in secure locations, restrict access to information to authorised personnel only, protect personal and confidential information held on equipment such as laptops with encryption (which masks data so that unauthorised users cannot see or make sense of it). We ensure external data processors that support us are legally and contractually bound to operate and prove security arrangements are in place where data that could or does identify a person are processed.

UK AGRI-TECH CENTRE is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a data controller and collects data for a variety of purposes. A copy of the registration is available through the ICO website (search by business name). 

7. How long do you hold confidential information for?

All records held by UK AGRI-TECH CENTRE will be kept for the duration specified by our records retention policy which is available on request.

8. Website technical details

Forms: We do use electronic forms on our website making use of an available ‘forms module’ which has a number of built-in features to help ensure privacy. We also aim to use secure forms where appropriate.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following table lists the use of cookies on this web site:

Cookie name

Purpose

AcceptCookies

 

This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies. Persistent for one year.

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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This cookie records your device’s pixel ratio. If your screen resolution is a retina or Hi DPI screen, then the website may choose to serve you higher resolution graphics.

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This cookie is used for Google Analytics to throttle request rate on high usage websites. The cookie is set to expire after 10 minutes_gat

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The single default cookie for Google Universal Analytics. This sole cookie used by Google Analytics stores a unique client identifier (Client ID) which is set randomly. This cookie is set to expire after 24 months (2 years) and is refreshed each time you visit our website.

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This cookie is used for Google Analytics and is to distinguish users. It expires after 24 hours

Cookies are small. We do not make use of cookies to collect any private or personally identifiable information. The technical platform of this website uses cookies solely to aid the proper technical functioning of the website. The cookies used contain random strings of characters alongside minimal information about the state and session of the website – which in no way collects or discloses any personal information about you as a visitor.

Advanced areas of this site may use cookies to store your presentation preferences in a purely technical fashion with no individually identifiable information. Note also our statement on analytics software below – as analytics software also uses cookies to function.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

9. Analytics

Like most websites, we make use of analytics software in order to help us understand the trends in popularity of our website and of different sections. We make no use of personally identifiable information in any of the statistical reports we use from this package. We use an analytics package called Google Analytics who provide details of their privacy policy on the Google website.

10. Complaints

If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal data then please contact us by writing to the Data Controller at UK AGRI-TECH CENTRE, Innovation Centre, Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, YO10 5DG or email info@ukagritechcentre.com  and we will do our best to help you.

If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction and you wish to make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), you can contact them on 01625 545745 or 0303 1231113.