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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

At EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (CIMComp), safeguarding your privacy and cultivating technology to provide a secure online experience are our core commitments. This Privacy Statement pertains to the CIMComp website and governs the collection and use of data. By using the CIMComp website, you express your consent to the data practices outlined in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

CIMComp gathers personally identifiable information, including email addresses, names, addresses, and phone numbers. We also collect anonymous demographic information such as postcodes, age, gender, preferences, and interests. Additionally, information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected for operational purposes and statistical analysis.

Please be mindful that any personally identifiable information or sensitive data shared directly on CIMComp public message boards may be accessed and utilised by others. Note that CIMComp does not access private online communications.

CIMComp suggests reviewing the privacy statements of external websites linked from CIMComp to understand their information collection, use, and sharing practices. It’s important to note that CIMComp is not responsible for the privacy statements or content of external sites beyond the CIMComp and CIMComp family of websites.

Use of Your Personal Information

CIMComp collects and utilises your personal information to operate the CIMComp website and provide requested services. We may also inform you about other CIMComp and affiliate products or services. Occasional surveys may be conducted to gather opinions on existing or potential new services.

CIMComp does not sell, rent, or lease customer lists to third parties. On occasion, CIMComp might contact you on behalf of external business partners regarding specific offerings of interest. However, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, phone number) is not shared with third parties. Additionally, CIMComp may share data with trusted partners for statistical analysis, email or postal communications, customer support, or deliveries. These third parties are strictly prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than serving CIMComp.

CIMComp does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without obtaining your explicit consent.

User Behaviour Tracking

CIMComp tracks customer visits within our website to identify popular services. This information helps us provide tailored content and advertising to users showing interest in specific topics.

Disclosure of Information

CIMComp websites will disclose your personal information if required by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal obligations, protect CIMComp’s rights or property, or ensure the safety of CIMComp users or the public.

Use of Cookies

The CIMComp website utilises “cookies” to enhance your online experience. A cookie is a text file stored on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses. They are exclusively assigned to you and are read only by the domain’s web server.

Cookies primarily serve to save you time by enabling the web server to recognise your return to specific pages. For instance, if you personalise CIMComp pages or register on our site, a cookie facilitates recalling your information on subsequent visits. You can manage your cookie preferences in most web browsers. While most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can modify settings to decline them. However, note that declining cookies may limit your access to interactive features on CIMComp services and websites.

Security of Your Personal Information

CIMComp ensures the security of your personal information against unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. We safeguard your personally identifiable information on controlled, secure computer servers. When transmitting personal information to other websites, encryption measures like the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol are employed, particularly when sharing sensitive data such as credit card numbers.

Changes to this Statement

CIMComp will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to stay informed about how CIMComp safeguards your information.

Contact Information

CIMComp values your feedback on this Privacy Statement. If you believe CIMComp has not adhered to this statement, please reach out to us at: EN-INFOCIMCOMP@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk. We will make reasonable efforts to promptly assess and address any concerns.

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