Knowledge for better food systems

Privacy policy

We respect your privacy.

Any personal information you provide to us through our contact form or any other form including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of FCRN.

If you have any queries or concerns about privacy on this website please contact the FCRN Webmaster

This policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the FCRN website, and how this information will be used.

Please note that this policy applies specifically to webpages on the Food Climate Research Network's (FCRN) website (i.e. www.fcrn.org.uk). Websites associated with the FCRN, such as the Foodsource project website, may carry their own privacy policy or provide additional information relating to their activities, which will supersede or supplement this privacy policy. If you follow a link to any other website, please check their policies before you submit any personal information to those websites.

What information is collected?

On some parts of this website, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services (e.g. contacting us, registering for events, etc). The FCRN may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to the FCRN holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose.

If you have any queries, or are unable to complete a form on this website, please contact the FCRN Webmaster.

How the information we collect is used

Personal information provided to the FCRN by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed by the FCRN is held in accordance with the provisions of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

Demographical and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of our website. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.

How we store the information we collect

Information which you provide to us will ordinarily be stored on our secure servers. However, we may work with third party contractors. Accordingly, information that we collect from you may be collected in or transferred to a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). That information may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for the University of Oxford or for one of their contractors. By submitting personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of the University, its members or others.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. For further information about this right and how to exercise it, please see the University's Policy on Data Protection.

Related information:
Oxford University Computer Usage Rules and Etiquette
Oxford University Data Protection Policy
Oxford University Freedom of Information Policy

Payment card details

FCRN will never ask for Credit or Debit Card details and request that you do not enter it on any of the forms on this website.

External Sites.

FCRN is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

 

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to FCRN and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through FCRN have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.

Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

For any other information use the contact form to contact us.


Cookies

A "cookie" is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows the FCRN site to recognize you each time you visit this site (customisation etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and the FCRN does not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to improve your experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.

Types of cookies we use

We may use the following types of cookies:

strictly necessary cookies - these are essential in to enable you to move around the websites and use their features. Without these cookies the services you have asked for, such as registering for an account, cannot be provided.

performance cookies - these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. We use this information to improve our websites and to aid us in investigating problems raised by visitors. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.
functionality cookies - these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide more personal features. For instance, a functional cookie can be used to remember the volume level you prefer to use when watching videos on our websites. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit AboutCookies.org.

Specific cookies we use

Cookies may be set either by the FCRN website ("first party cookies"), or by a third party website ("third party cookies"). We may update the information contained in this section from time to time. Additionally, some cookies may be set from time to time by feeds from third party websites that we make available on our site.

Google Analytics Cookies

Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), to help analyse how this website is used. They gather anonymous data of how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc etc. You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics here

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information please see the Google Analytics website. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google Analytics Opt-out.