Privacy Policy

We want you, or the entity you are authorised to represent (“You”, or “Your”) to visit Our Website knowing that You have control over Your personal data. Your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern and We will take all reasonable measures to protect Your information while it is in Our care.


This policy explains the data processing practices of the University of Plymouth through Brixham Laboratory (“We” or “Our” or “Us”). By submitting identifying data when using the Websites, You are agreeing to Our use of such data as described in this privacy policy.


What personal information do We collect?


We will collect such personal information as is necessary to register or subscribe You to the Website and for Us to provide Our Services and Content. Other instances in which We will also collect information from You include if You complete any other forms or surveys on the Website, if You contact Us with comments or specific requests, if you should require events services or become a client of any of Brixham Laboratory or if You post information or any other material on the Website.


In any instance where non-mandatory information is sought, You will be notified of this at the point of collection. Our intention is not to seek any sensitive information through Our Website. Sensitive information includes data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs and physical or mental health. However, certain sensitive information may be collected when or if you become a client of one of Brixham Laboratory. If You do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason you reserve that right, however, We will accept Your explicit consent to use that information for the purposes for which it was provided or as described at the point where You choose to disclose this information.


What do We use personal information for?


The information that You provide will be used to support Your relationship with Us and to enable Us to provide a more personalised service to You. We may use the data You provide for Our internal business purposes and marketing purposes. Submission of Your e-mail address enables Us to contact You in relation to Your registration or membership of the Website and to send out newsletters and other e-mail based services on subjects of Your choice. If You do not want to receive any mailings from Us, simply tell Us when You give Us Your personal information.


Data Automatically Generated


In order to properly manage Our Website, We may log general statistical information on Our operational systems and identify categories of visitors by items such as domain name, IP address and browser types. This information is processed and anonymised by Us to enable Us to show activity and trends of Our Website usage to Our webmasters and third party content providers and to help Us ensure that Our Website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource. The log file information does not contain personally identifiable information.


Sharing Personal Information


We do not share any non-public personal information about You with third parties other than entities who perform business functions integral to Our business administration or except when required or permitted by law. We reserve the right to share contact information with selected partners, who we believe, might provide valuable services to support your business. We do not sell or otherwise provide any personal information to mailing list or direct marketing companies.




A cookie is a small file which is placed on Your hard drive when You visit Our Website. We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:

  • identifying returning users, registrants and subscribers
  • enabling You to move more easily around Our Website
  • tracking Your use of Our Website to better develop Our Website in accordance with Your requirements
  • building up an anonymous profile based on Your browsing patterns across Our Website, which enables us to make content available to You that is more relevant to Your interests

You can delete cookies from Your hard drive at any time. You will be able to use Our Website even if Your browser is not set to accept cookies. By visiting Our Website, You consent to the use of cookies as explained above. You can also choose whether You wish us to collect cookie information for these purposes using the settings in Your browser, as further explained at Further information on the use of cookies can be found at:


Contact Information

You have the right of access to personal data You have submitted through Our Website to Us. Enquiries about the accuracy of identifying information previously submitted or requests to have outdated information removed should be directed to [email protected]