BIG SCIENCE! – Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 24 July 2023.

At BIG SCIENCE!, we value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and store your personal data when you access and use our website, located at (the “Website”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we handle your information. By accessing or using the Website, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Information We Collect

1.1. Personal Information: When you use the Website, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as your name, email address, and any other information you choose to submit through our contact forms or other communication channels.

1.2. Usage Data: We may automatically collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns when you access and use the Website. This may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, and other usage data.

1.3. Cookies and Similar Technologies: The Website may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your experience and gather information about how you use the Website. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

2. Use of Information

2.1. We may use the collected information for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Website and improve its functionality.
  • To respond to your inquiries, comments, or questions.
  • To send you updates, newsletters, and promotional materials, if you have consented to receive such communications.
  • To monitor and analyze usage patterns, troubleshoot technical issues, and prevent fraud.
  • To comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal obligations.

Participants allow BIG SCIENCE! and associated organisations to utilise images and experimental data shared on the website in promotional materials, and to secure funding for the continuation of the BIG SCIENCE! Programme.

3. Disclosure of Information

3.1. We may share your personal information with the following third parties and under the following circumstances:

  • Service Providers: We may share your information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating the Website, conducting business activities, or providing services on our behalf.
  • Legal Compliance: We may disclose your information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes, or governmental requests.
  • Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, your personal information may be transferred to the acquiring entity.

4. Data Security

4.1. We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the internet or electronic storage method is completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute data security.

5. Your Rights

5.1. You have the right to access, correct, update, or delete your personal information that we hold. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have questions about your data, please contact us using the information provided in Section 9.

6. Third-Party Links

6.1. The Website may contain links to third-party websites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by our Website, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those sites.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy

7.1. We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. The revised Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. Your continued use of the Website after any changes signifies your acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy.

8. Contact Us

8.1. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to this Privacy Policy or the Website’s privacy practices, please contact us at [email protected].

By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to this Privacy Policy. Thank you for trusting BIG SCIENCE! with your personal information.