Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is GDPR compliant

Our privacy policy regarding the personal data we collect from you for the purposes of communication and website activity is below. Please be assured that this policy for the NHS North East and Yorkshire Genomics website is compliant with our understanding and interpretation of GDPR:

  • We have never sold or shared email lists to other organisations for marketing or other purposes; nor do we share any of your personal information with them or allow third-party tracking of your visitor behaviours (see also below).
  • Under GDPR, you have the right to access, and ask us to amend or delete any of the personal data we hold about you. For more information simply contact us with your query.
  • Our website uses cookies, some of which are needed for websites to work properly. These do not collect personal data. But some cookies are used to help organisations with website analytics. If we use these on our website you can be assured that we will first ask for your affirmative consent. This is in line with GDPR.
  • Our website has links to other websites. Please be aware that this policy covers only our website. You are advised to refer to other websites’ privacy policies or statements if you are concerned about how they use your data.
  • When you visit our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard information on what pages you visit, how long you stay on each page and even your IP address (which allows your computer to get online and connect to other computers). We do not use this information to identify anyone, nor do we allow Google to find out who’s visiting our website. Instead this information can help us to improve the content and usability of our website for our users.
  • Our quarterly e-newsletter keeps subscribers up-to-date with our news and training, including updates on the 100K Genome Projects. For this we only collect your email address. From time to time we may contact you with other relevant genomic alerts, using this address you supplied, but you can be assured that this email list is never sold or shared with other organisations.
  • When you click or open our e-newsletter, we collect statistics on how many people are opening and clicking on links to help us monitor and improve content. Please note all our e-newsletter subscribers have willingly provided their email addresses so we can add them to our subscription; we have not collected any email addresses from a third party. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.
  • While we take every precaution to safeguard your personal data submitted to our website, please note that we cannot guarantee the same safeguards regarding the transmission of the information you send over the internet and that this must be done at your own risk.
  • NHS North East and Yorkshire Genomics reserves the right to change this privacy policy. Any changes will be posted on our website with immediate effect.