Privacy and Cookies Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

This page sets out how we protect and ensure we process your personal data lawfully.

We are Bloc Laboratories Limited of The University of Bath, Wessex House (Room 5.18), Claverton Down, Bath, England, BA2 7AY.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or exercising any of your rights you can contact us by writing to us, by email at privacy@bloclaboratories.com.


HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

When you contact us. When you contact us either by phone, email or via our website contact us page with general queries, we will usually collect your name and contact details, because it’s in our legitimate interest to make sure we can properly respond to your query.

When you register for an account on our website. When you register with us through our website we collect your name, email and postal address. Our lawful basis to handle your personal information in this way is to carry out the contract between us.

When you apply for a job with us. When you enter into the recruitment process with us we may collect your name, contact details, recruitment information (e.g. right to work documentation and references), qualifications, accreditations, psychometric test results and any additional information we may receive from the recruitment agencies we’re working with.

We will use your personal information to assess your suitability for our available roles. We do this to perform a contract or to take steps at your request, before entering into a contract. Where we process your right to work documentation, we will do so to comply with our legal obligations.

On social media. When you connect with us on social media including on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn we will process your handle, name and email address (if this is available to us) under our legitimate interest to respond to your comments and queries promptly.

When you receive our news updates. We will handle your personal information (such as your name and email address) to provide you with our news updates in line with any preferences you have told us about.

When we send you our news updates because you have opted-in to receive them, we rely on your consent to contact you. If you have not opted-in and we send you our news updates emails, we do this because of our legitimate interest to promote our business.

You can unsubscribe from our updates at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails, by emailing privacy@bloclaboratories.com or by logging into your account via the website and updating your subscriptions.

Technical information when you use our website. When you consent, we collect information about how you use our website. We use this information to improve our website and to better understand how people use it. More detail on the information we collect and how we do this is set out below in our cookie policy.

If our business is sold. We process your personal information for this purpose because we have a legitimate interest to ensure our business can be continued by the buyer. If you object to our use of your personal information in this way, the buyer of our business may not be able to provide services to you.


COOKIES POLICY

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. We only use (and store) non-essential cookies on your computer's browser or hard drive if you provide your consent.


COOKIES

SITES_CONSENT: indicates acceptance of cookie policy ahead of users’ further site navigation - Active during site browsing

AMP_TOKEN: used to enable Google analytics so that we can improve user browsing experience and create user relevant content - Active from 30 SECS - 1 YEAR depending

_ga: used to enable Google analytics so that we can improve user browsing experience and create user relevant content by distinguishing users - Active 2 YEARS

_gid: used to enable Google analytics so that we can improve user browsing experience and create user relevant content by distinguishing users - Active 24 hours

_gat: used to enable Google analytics so that we can improve user browsing experience and create user relevant content - Active 1 minute

_gac_<property-id>: used to enable Google analytics so that we can improve user browsing experience and create user relevant content - 90 days

CONSENT: used to hold consent status - Active during site browsing

1P_JAR: used to enable Google analytics so that we can improve user browsing experience and create user relevant content by distinguishing users - Active 24 hrs

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.


WHERE IS MY DATA STORED?

We store your data on Bloc Labs cloud hosted environment.

Whenever we transfer your personal information outside of the UK and the EU, we ensure it receives additional protection as required by law. To keep this privacy policy as short and easy to understand as possible, we haven’t set out the specific circumstances when each of these protection measures are used. You can contact us at privacy@bloclaboratories.com for more detail on this.


HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA FOR?

We will only retain your personal information for as long as we need it. Your data is usually deleted after 2 years, unless we are required to keep it for longer to comply with our legal, accounting or regulatory requirements.

In some circumstances we may carefully anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, and we may use this anonymised information indefinitely without notifying you. We use this anonymised information to analyse our programmes and support other similar programmes around the world.


WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS UNDER DATA PROTECTION LAWS?

You have various other rights under applicable data protection laws, including the right to:

• access your personal data (also known as a “subject access request”);

• correct incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you;

• ask us to erase the personal data we hold about you;

• ask us to restrict our handling of your personal data;

• ask us to transfer your personal data to a third party;

• object to how we are using your personal data; and

• withdraw your consent to us handling your personal data.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with us or the Information Commissioner's Office, the supervisory authority for data protection issues in England and Wales. If you are based outside of England and Wales, you can find the regulator responsible for data protection compliance where you live by clicking here.

Please keep in mind that privacy law is complicated, and these rights will not always be available to you all of the time.


QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND MORE DETAIL

Your feedback and suggestions on this notice are welcome.

We’ve worked hard to create a notice that’s easy to read and clear. But if you feel that we have overlooked an important perspective or used language which you think we could improve, please let us know by email at privacy@bloclaboratories.com

This privacy policy was last updated on 2 June 2020.