Science in the Supermarket

Privacy policy for

Science in the Supermarket respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will:

  • inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our websites;

  • tell you about your privacy rights;

  • tell you how the law protects you.

What do we collect?

We may collect data about you, how you use our websites, and how our websites perform when you use them. This may include personal data.

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity data – includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and any information you choose to submit via the contact form.

  • Contact data - includes your name and email address.

  • Technical data – includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

This data can be viewed by authorised people at Science in the Supermarket to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it e.g. pages you visit on the site and browser versions used

  • gather feedback to improve our services

  • help us respond to your feedback, if you’ve asked us to

We make every effort to collect data appropriately and restrict monitoring only to parts of our websites.

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

  • To understand the behaviour of visitors to the site. This would include:

    • the number of visitors to different areas

    • the types of information being searched for via the sites search engine

    • to identify any anomalies in site usage

    • to evaluate the popularity of articles

Where we store your data

We store your data on secure servers hosted within the UK.

Use of third parties where information will be processed outside of the EEA will be identified prior to data being collected and a separate Privacy notice will be provided.

How we keep your data secure

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements.

We do not pass on your details to other websites for their own marketing or commercial purposes.

If you submit a contact form on this website, this will be processed by Un-static, and subject to their privacy policy, as detailed on the Un-static website. Un-static uses the reCAPTCHA service is used to provide spam filtering, and is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, as detailed on the Google website.

Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you by submitting a subject access request via [the contact form]({« ref “/contact” »}) and ask us not to use the information we collect.

You also have the right to have data erased if it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed, or if there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing. This is sometimes known as ‘the right to be forgotten’.

The Science in the Supermarket website contain links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to (including any sub-domain) and doesn’t cover other websites that we link to. These services, have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies. If you do go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

If you come to the Science in the Supermarket website from another website, we may receive information from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.