PRIVACY POLICY


general

This privacy policy sets out how Population Genetics uses and protects any information that is provided to PGT when using this website.

Population Genetics is committed to ensuring that user privacy is protected. Should an individual be asked to provide certain information by which they could be identified when using this website, that information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Population Genetics may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes.

This policy is effective from 1st January 2012.

Population Genetics may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

Information gathered will be used to better understand the needs of the website user thus helping Population Genetics to improve its products and services and its communication strategy.

Population Genetics may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information using any email addresses that have been provided.

From time to time, Population Genetics may also use personal information to contact individuals for market research purposes. Contact may be made by email, phone, fax or mail.

Population Genetics is committed to ensuring that personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been put in place to safeguard and secure any information collected online


cookies

A cookie is a small file that 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.

Population Genetics may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This is intended to assist in the analysis of data relating to web page traffic thus allowing improvements to be made to the website in order to tailor it to our collaborator’s needs.

A cookie in no way provides access to an individual’s computer or any information about an individual, other than the data an individual has chosen to share.

An individual can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but browser setting can be modified to decline cookies if preferred. This may prevent an individual from taking full advantage of Population Genetics’ website.


Links to other websites

Population Genetics’ website may contain links to other websites of interest.  Once an individual has used these links to leave Population Genetics’ website, Population Genetics does not have any control over those websites. Therefore, no responsibility will be taken by Population Genetics for the protection and privacy of any information that is provided whilst visiting such sites and this privacy statement will not govern such sites. Individuals should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question


An individual may choose to restrict the collection or use of their personal information in the following ways:

When asked to fill in a form on the website, look for either a checkbox that you can select to indicate that you do not want the information to be used for direct marketing purposes or for a free text box in which you can state the same intention.

If permission has previously been provided for use of personal information for direct marketing purposes, this permission can be withdrawn at anytime by writing to or emailing Population Genetics at info@populationgenetics.com.

Population Genetics will not sell, distribute or lease personal information to third parties unless either, express permission has been given to do so by the individual or Population Genetics is required to do so by law.

An individual may request details of personal information help by Population Genetics under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. A copy of the information held on an individual can be obtained by writing to Population Genetics Technologies Limited, Salisbury House, Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2LA, UK.

If an individual believes that any information being held about them is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email to Population Genetics as soon as possible, at the above address. Population Genetics will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Controlling your personal information