Cambridge Ahead is committed to protecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies from 25th May 2018.
Purposes for which we collect your data
The personal data that we collect will be used for the following purposes:
- To send you our annual publication.
- To provide you with any other important news and updates that we feel you would wish to know relating to Cambridge Ahead.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or direct mail.
- We may also provide your information to carefully selected third parties whose news about forthcoming events, recent publications or other activities that we believe may be of interest to you, or that relate to a stream of work that Cambridge Ahead is focusing on. You may be contacted by them directly. If you do not wish us to disclose this information to a third party, please contact us
- Internal record keeping.
- To improve our services.
Security of your information
Cambridge Ahead takes the security and privacy of those of its members and contacts about whom it holds personal information extremely seriously. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Your data will be held in a secure environment on our website’s server, on that of our chosen Campaign Management Tool, MailChimp, and on our office machines and server.
Our legal basis for processing your data
Article 6 of the GDPR gives 6 conditions under which processing of data shall be lawful. Our legal basis is contained within clauses 1(a) and 1(c), namely that you have given consent and we are under a legal obligation to comply. You can view the full legal bases by viewing Article 6 in the GDPR.
By providing your data you are consenting to us using it and storing it until you tell us otherwise. Your right to withdraw consent is contained in Article 7 of the GDPR. You can withdraw consent by unsubscribing from any email we send you, or you can complete our contact form, asking us to delete your data, or by emailing us via firstname.lastname@example.org (please ask for a ‘Read receipt’). Your full rights are explained in Chapter III of the GDPR (Articles 12 to 23).
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: Cambridge Ahead, CB1 Business Centre, 20 Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2JD.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.