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Privacy and Policy statement for FAB Research

FAB Research Privacy Policy - Updated April 2018

1) About FAB Research and our Privacy Policy

At FAB Research we are committed to protecting your privacy. We are committed to providing a safe and secure online environment.

This website is operated by Redstone Websites on behalf of FAB Research. Our privacy policy only covers FAB Research’s websites and does not extend to external links within our websites.

This Privacy Policy outlines the privacy practices of FAB Research (“FAB Research”, “the Charity”, “we”, “our”, or “us”). Our Privacy Policy applies to any and all platforms and websites owned by FAB Research. It explains how we may use your personal information and provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit.

2) Collection of Personal Data

We collect your information in two ways: (1) directly (including personal information like name and email address provided to us by you when you subscribe to our services as an Associate Member or newsletter (eAlert) subscriber); and (2) indirectly (when you visit our website, some technical details will automatically be supplied to our computers via your device, like the IP address, the operating system and the internet browser used).

We also collect cumulative and user-specific information on what pages users access or visit. The information we collect is used for our review purposes, to improve the content of our web pages, to notify associates and those who subscribe to our newsletters about updates to our website.

The personal information collected directly from you may contain the following details:

When joining FAB Research we need information from you that identifies you personally, and this will be processed in accordance with, and will comply with, the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

This includes your name, postal and e-mail address. If you make a donation and wish to be kept informed about our activities, then we will require your contact details. We also require your email address if you subscribe to our newsletters and email alerts.

If you become an associate of FAB Research or make an equivalent donation and wish to be kept informed of our activities you will be automatically opted in to receive:

If you sign up for our email alerts then you will also receive emails to keep you updated about new information on our website. 

You may opt out of these at the registration stage, or any time thereafter, by following the instructions at the bottom of the alert.

3) Use of Personal Data

We use the collected data in the following ways:

4) Data Retention

Unless we receive a deletion request, we will retain your information. We do not keep your personal details for any longer than is necessary for the purpose for which you submitted them.

5) International Use of Websites

Our website is managed in part on servers located within the United Kingdom, but can be accessed online globally. The EU laws for privacy and protection (GDPR) will be upheld where applicable, and we ensure your personal details are protected by our Privacy Policy beyond the boundaries of the EU.

By providing us with your personal details directly or indirectly, you accept the processing of your details according to these guidelines.

6) Purchasing from FAB Research

During transactions, we always use industry-standard encryption technologies and a secure server for transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site.

Information about secure ordering online 
We are committed to ensuring the security and privacy of information supplied by our customers. The site uses a secure server provided by WorldPay that encrypts all your credit-card information to ensure that no one else can view the details. The security of the connection will be confirmed by the presence of the padlock icon in the lower right-hand corner or lower left-hand corner of your browser.

7) Cookies

Cookies are unique identifiers that store information about your visit to our websites. A cookie is a small file of information that may report, for example, how you entered our website, how you navigated through the site, the amount of time spent on any given web page, and what information was of interest to you. We use cookies for tracking purposes and website optimisation. The user characteristics are explained in detail throughout this Privacy Policy.

Most web browsers offer tools/preferences to make website visits anonymous. However, if your browser does not accept cookies from our websites, you may not be able to access, view, or utilise all features of the websites.

Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (‘Google’ TM). Google Analytics uses cookies to help websites analyse how users are using their sites. The information generated by the cookie, regarding your use of the websites (including your IP address), is transferred to Google and stored on the servers located in the United States.

Google uses this information to keep track of how you use the websites, to generate reports on website activity for the website operators, and to offer other services relating to website activity and internet use.

Google may pass this information on to third parties if it is legally required to do so or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address to any other information in its possession relating to you.

You can refuse the use of cookies via your browser’s settings or options. However, we would like to remind you that if you do this you will not be able to use all the options on the websites. If you don’t want Google Analytics to keep track of your website visit, you can simply download a tool here which will block Google Analytics.

By using our websites, you consent to the processing of the information by Google, in the manner and for the purposes described here.

8) Your personal data information rights:

At all times, FAB Research will comply with the following rights regarding your personal data:

For any of the above requests regarding your personal details, you can contact our Data Controller at admin@fabresearch.org

9) Third-Party Links and Uses

Your privacy is important to us, and we strive to do everything we can to protect the privacy of our users. We do not sell or exchange personally identifiable information with any third parties.

Our websites may offer links to other websites. Other websites have their own terms of use and privacy and security policies. If you choose to visit one of these sites, you should review the policies that govern that particular site.

10) Application of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected by or submitted to FAB Research. Other affiliated entities may obtain information independently from transactions and experiences with you or from other sources. This Privacy Policy does not pertain to that information.

11) Charity Contact Information

For any other questions you might have about our Privacy Policy or our collection of your personal data, please contact our Data Controller by email at admin@fabresearch.org

This Privacy Policy may be updated at the Charity’s discretion, and the date of the most recent revision will be published on the top of the Privacy Policy web page.