The Government Outcomes (GO) Lab website https://golab.bsg.ox.ac.uk is operated by the University of Oxford. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information (‘personal data’).
This policy describes how we collect and use your personal data during your use of our site, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and associated data protection legislation.
The University of Oxford is the “data controller" for the information that you provide to us when visiting this website. This means that we decide how to use it and are responsible for looking after it in accordance with the GDPR.
Access to your personal data within the University will be provided to those staff who need to view it as part of their work in connection with the operation of this website. It will also be shared with the third parties described in Section H.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may update this policy at any time.
By visiting our site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
The University’s legal title is the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford
Where we refer in this policy to your ‘personal data’, we mean any recorded information that is about you and from which you can be identified. It does not include data where your identity has been removed (anonymous data).
Where we refer to the ‘processing’ of your personal data, we mean anything that we do with that information, including collection, use, storage, disclosure or retention.
We will collect, store, and use the following categories of data when you use our site:
Data you give us. You will give us data about you if you sign up to our newsletter. These include:
We will collect the vast majority of data aboutyou when you register for our newsletter, correspond with us via phone or email, register or buy tickets on Eventbrite, participate in discussions on Twitter or LinkedIn, respond to a survey, sign up to an event or Webinar. When you visit our site we may also automatically collect technical information about your visit from your computer.
We process your data for one or more of the following reasons:
To provide you with the services, products and/or information you have requested e.g. details about a webinar or event, information about advice surgeries.
To send you marketing or other types of communication by email e.g. Our quarterly newsletter that we send from our Mailchimp account. Our events that you sign up to on Eventbrite. We do this only where you have specifically indicated that you consent to receive such communications, for example, by filling in your details and ticking a box in our subscriber form. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this event, we will stop any processing as soon as we can. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before your withdrawal of consent and you may no longer be able to use the site in the same way you did before.
For purposes arising from your use of this website, for example, to ensure that we understand who uses our site and how our site is used and to improve our site and ensure it is secure. This processing occurs because it is necessary to meet our legitimate interests in operating this website. Information processed for this purpose includes, but is not limited to Google Analytics data.
We will only use your data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another related reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your data for an unrelated purpose, we will seek your consent to use it for that new purpose.
Please note that we may process your data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
We will not provide your data to other businesses so they can use it for marketing purposes.
We will only ask whether you would like us to send you marketing messages when you tick the relevant boxes when you subscribe to our newsletter. You will have the opportunity to check the box that says you would like to receive this news.
You can also manage your preferences by updating / changing your privacy settings of your account.
We may share your data with third parties who provide services on our behalf, such as managing our website. Our website is developed and support by Torchbox. All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your data in line with our policies. We do not allow them to use your data for their own purposes. We permit them to process your data only for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. Click the links to view the privacy policies for Torchbox.
Where your data is shared with third parties, we will seek to share the minimum amount necessary.
There may be occasions when we transfer your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA), for example, when we communicate with you using a cloud-based service provider that operates outside the EEA such as Survey Monkey, MailChimp or Eventbrite. Such transfers will only take place if one of the following applies:
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website and any transmission is at your own risk.
Our site contains links to and from various third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
We will only retain your data for as long as we need it to fulfil our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
Depending on the circumstances and the nature of your request it may not be possible for us to do what you have asked, for example, where there is a statutory or contractual requirement for us to process your data and it would not be possible to fulfil our legal obligations if we were to stop. However, where you have consented to the processing (for example, where you have asked us to contact you for marketing purposes) you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at email@example.com. In this event, we will stop the processing as soon as we can. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before your withdrawal of consent and you may no longer be able to use the site in the same way as you did before.
If you want to exercise any of the rights described above or are dissatisfied with the way we have used your information, you should contact theUniversity’sInformation Compliance Teamat firstname.lastname@example.org. The same email address may be used to contact the University’s Data Protection Officer. We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.
If you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
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The University will make every effort to carry out this service with reasonable care and skill. However, the University is a charitable foundation devoted to education and research; and in order to protect its assets for the benefit of those objects, the University imposes the following conditions on the supply of the service, and the following limits on the University's liability