Disclaimer & Privacy Statement
Purpose of Statement
This disclaimer and privacy statement relates to the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre website.
Collection of Personal information
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to protect any information we collect from you. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so.
Provision of personal information will be acknowledged as your acceptance of this statement and agreement to our collecting and use / disclose of your personal information only as described in this statement.
If you do not agree to this statement, please do not provide your personal details to us.
What is personal information?
Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, as defined by applicable law.
Collecting personal information
We only collect and hold personal information provided by you. You may also elect to provide us with personal information if, for example, you:
- Contact us via email
- Contact us via an enquiry form
- Sign up to a newsletter
- Fill out a survey or other form with your personal information included
- Request us to provide you with information
In providing personal information you consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such information in, other countries or territories. Any such transfer and processing by us will be in accordance with this privacy statement.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
VOCAL Mailing List
By opting in to the VOCAL (formerly Public Programmes Team) mailing list, the user’s email address will be added to a contact list managed by VOCAL. Those on the list may receive email messages containing information about VOCAL events, news and opportunities concerning BRC work and wider VOCAL projects.
Personal Data collected: Age (by category), email address, first name and last name.
Subscribe link in footer – NIHR Manchester BRC Director’s Newsletter
The mailing list for the NIHR Manchester BRC Newsletter, which you can subscribe to in the footer, is managed through internal databases held on the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust server. This makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User.
Personal Data collected: first name and last name, email address.
Disclosure of personal information
We will never disclose your personal information unless instructed to do so by law enforcement, governmental or regulatory agencies, or other third party in order to comply with law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to comply with law or detect, protect or defend us and/or other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, theft, fraud and other illegal or harmful activity, to comply with our corporate policies, procedures, legal and contractual obligations.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting email@example.com
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
(c) We have a legal obligation.
(d) We have a vital interest.
(e) We need it to perform a public task.
(f) We have a legitimate interest
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
- Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
- Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
- Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make a request.
Your rights as a data subject
Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), in certain circumstances, you have the right to:
- withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data where that is the legal basis for such processing
- access any of your personal data which we hold
- have your personal data which we hold corrected if it is inaccurate
- have any of your personal data which we hold erased
- restrict the ways in which we process your personal data
- object to our processing of your personal data
- receive a copy of any of your personal data which we hold in a structured and commonly used machine-readable format
- in certain cases not be subject to a decision based solely on automated decision making
- lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
How to complain
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at:
The Data Protection Officer
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT)
3rd Floor, Cobbett House
Telephone 0161 701 0375
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
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You can reject this cookie and information on how to do this can be found at: google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
Our website may include content embedded from other sites and services such as Twitter, YouTube and Eventbrite; these sites may set additional cookies but we do not pass any personally identifiable information to these services.
Links to external websites
Links contained within our websites will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from our websites.
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is the host organisation for the NIHR Manchester BRC. You can find our further information about the Trust’s use of personal information via its privacy information leaflet.
Last updated: November 2021
We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of our websites after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.