Privacy Policy

Privacy

NNFCC is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to www.nnfcc.co.uk (the Website).  Please read the following privacy policy (thePolicy) carefully to understand how we use and protect the personal information that you provide to us.

By using this Website and submitting your information to us you agree to us using your personal information as described below.

Information about us

www.nnfcc.co.uk is operated by the National Non-Food Crops Centre ("NNFCC") (we, us, our).  We are registered in England and Wales under company number 4853659 and have our registered office at Biocentre, York Science Park, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DG.  We are a "not for profit" limited company.  Our VAT number is 828694577.

Information we collect from you and how we use it

We do not automatically collect personal information from you unless it is freely provided. However some non-personal information is collected by our web server in order to continually improve this Website and tailor it to the needs of visitors. This information includes the type of browser being used by you, the type of operating system in use by you and the domain name of your internet service provider or your corporate domain. By collecting this information we are able to review the number of visitors to this Website but only in an aggregate form which does not enable individual visitors to be identified.

We will only collect personal information about you if you choose to provide this to us by filling in forms on our Website. This information may be collected in the following instances and used for the following purposes:
1. When you complete our "Join Our Mailing List" form to receive information about the non-food uses of biomass.
If you complete our "Join Our Mailing List" form you will be asked for certain personal information including your name, contact details and details of your main business area of interest. 
We will use your personal contact details to provide you with the information you have requested or which we believe may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, electronic mail (email), or telephone.  In particular, we may provide you with e-bulletins (email bulletins relating to news and events of interest), NNFCC Newsletters and publications. You will also be given the opportunity to unsubscribed at any point by clicking unsubscribe on the footer of any e-mail you receive from us.
2. When you complete our "Become a NNFCC ​subscriber" form in order to join our subscription service in return for a fee.
If you complete our "Become a NNFCC ​subscriber" form you will be asked for your name, job title, employer and contact details and these details will be used to provide you with the services you subscribe to. 
Our subscription services are set out in detail on our website but please note in particular that we may contact you by post, electronic mail (email) or telephone to provide you with our membership services and information which we believe may be of interest to you.  For example, we may send you newsletters, information about events, attendance fee discounts, e-bulletins (email bulletins relating to news and events of interest), NNFCC newsletters and other publications or information which we believe may be of interest to you.
3. When you complete an online registration form in order to attend at one of our events.
If you complete an online registration form in order to attend at one of our events you will be asked for your name, job title, employer and contact details.  We will use this information to confirm your booking and provide you with further details of the event.
You will also be asked whether you are happy for us to provide other delegates with your details and if you expressly agree to this, your name and affiliation (i.e. company or organisation name) will be included in our printed "Attendee List" which we provide to all delegates attending the event you have registered for as part of our delegate pack.  Your contact details will not be included in this Attendee List.

We will also use your details to provide you with details of future events and other information which we believe may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, electronic mail (email), or telephone to provide you with this information.   
Please note that if you fill in any of the forms on our Website we will use your personal details to notify you about changes or developments to our services, and to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or that we feel may interest you. 
If you change your mind about being contacted for any of these purposes at any time, please let us know using the contact details set out at the end of this Policy.

Disclosure of your Information

We may disclose your personal information to employees and third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this Policy or other purposes approved by you.  We will not otherwise disclose any of the information you provide to us without your consent unless we are required to do so to comply with applicable laws and lawful government and/or regulatory requests, to operate our systems properly or to protect our Website users and ourselves. 

Security, storage and data retention

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers and/or in hard copy form and may be added to our publicly available or online database where you have consented to this.  We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing and damage.  Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any data disclosed online.

Accessing and updating

We recognise and appreciate the importance of responsible use of information collected from you. To help us keep our information up-to-date, we would be grateful if you would let us know as soon as any of your contact details change. 
For a small fee, you have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you.  If you wish to do this, please contact us using the contact details set out at the end of this Policy. 

Cookies

"Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server (such as that used to run this Website) to an individual's computer, which are then stored on the computer's hard-drive. Like many websites, we use cookies to enable us to identify you as a currently logged in user. You will be allowed to log in if you have been accepted as a NNFCC subscriber.

We will not use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie or for any promotional or marketing purposes nor to share information with any third parties. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies.  If you do not wish to accept cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them or to alert you when they are sent (please read the information that came with your browser software to see how to do this), however please note that if you do so you will not be able to "log in" to our Website (although you will be free to browse our Website without logging in).

Changes to this Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page.  Please check this Website periodically to inform yourself of any changes.