Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

ICURe is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect and store any personal data.

1                    ICURe offers university researchers with commercially promising ideas the ability to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace.  The best was to contact us is by email at:  icure@soton.ac.uk.

2                  What is the purpose of this document?

2.1               We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This transparency notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect about all users of our site (you), or that you provide to us through , will be processed by us.

2.2               We are a data controller. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we collect and use personal information about you, and for explaining this clearly to you.

2.3               Please read this transparency notice carefully to understand what we do with your personal information and what rights you have in relation to our activities.

2.4               This transparency notice applies to visitors to our site. 

3                   Information we collect from you and about you and how our use complies with the law

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Information we collect from you

Information

How we use your information

How our use complies with the law

Fist name, last name, email address, phone number, company details, business summary and description.

To consider whether you meet the entry criteria to participate in ICURe.

It is necessary to perform the assessment of your application to participate I ICURe.

First name, last name and email address.

To respond to your queries, register you for events and provide you with information on ICURe services that are of interest to you.

It is necessary for the legitimate interest of us providing our services to you.

We are allowed to do this as long as we do not disproportionately intrude your privacy.

 

To sign you up to our various mailings, notify you of our ICURe programme, its events and activities.

We will send you e-marketing with your consent.

You can unsubscribe from this at any time.

The town or city you live in and the town or city you work in.

To enable us to inform you about ICURe programmes that are near you.

It is necessary for the legitimate interest of us providing our services to you.

We are allowed to do this as long as we do not disproportionately intrude your privacy.

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Sensitive information we collect from you

 

Dietary requirements that are associated with your religious beliefs

To make catering arrangements for your attendance at ICURe events.

We will only process this information with your consent.

Access requirements / Disability information

To make reasonable adjustments for your attendance at ICURe events.

We will only process this information with your consent.

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Information we collect about you

 

Information about your preferences and the types of services and activities you are interested in via the cookies on our website.

To improve the services we offer to you and others.

To provide you with information about other  services which we think may be of interest to you.  For example, events or start up business resources.

It is necessary for our legitimate interests for creating a better user experience and ensuring the smooth running of our website.

We are allowed to do this as long as we do not disproportionately intrude your privacy.

You can disable cookies on your browser.

Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform via cookies on our website.

To improve the services we offer to you and others; and

To provide you with information about other products and services which we think may be of interest to you.  For example, patch updates relevant to your browsers and plug-ins.

It is necessary for our legitimate interests to ensure the smooth running of our website and our business.

We are allowed to do this as long as we do not disproportionately intrude your privacy.

You can disable cookies on your browser.

 

Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) click stream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

To improve the services we offer to you and others.

It is necessary for our legitimate interests to ensure the smooth running of our website.

We are allowed to do this as long as we do not disproportionately intrude your privacy.

You can disable cookies on your browser.

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Information we receive from third parties

   

Information that is publicly available on LinkedIn which might include your current job title and previous titles, interests and connections

 

It is necessary for our legitimate interests for creating a better user experience and tailoring our work to suit your needs.

We are allowed to do this as long as we do not disproportionately intrude your privacy.

You can disable cookies on your browser.

 
         

4                    Sharing your information

4.1                 We share your information with third parties as follows:

4.1.1             ;

4.1.2              Venues and caterers for to manage your requirements at ICURe events;

4.1.3              Professional advisers where their expertise may assist the commercialisation of your ideas;

4.1.4              If we have a legal obligation to do so.

If you object to our sharing or continuing to use your personal data with any specific third party please contact us at icure@soton.ac.uk;

5                    If you fail to provide personal information

  1. You are required to provide the personal information set out in section 1.
  2. If you do not provide the information, we will not be able to provide our services to you.

Your duty to inform us of changes

5.3               We want to be sure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current.

To change any of your details, please contact us by email on icure@soton.ac.uk

6                    Change of purpose

  1. We only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collect it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another purpose that is compatible with the original one.
  2. If we want to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
  3. We may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent but only where this is required or permitted by law.

7                    Automated decision-making

  1. We do not currently use automated decision making and you will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making unless we have a lawful basis for doing so and we have first notified you.

8                    Where will we store your personal information?

  1. Any personal information that you submit to us will be held on secure servers, based within the European Economic Area (EEA).

8.2               Our website is hosted by 1&1 Ionos Ltd.

Transferring information outside the EEA

8.3               We use a number of software tools that are based outside the EEA to support our work, we may transfer information about you outside the EEA when using them. We will only do so where permitted by law.

8.4              All software tools that we use that are based outside of the EEA comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set out by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. It is subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission.

9                    Data security

  1. We have put in place:

(a)                appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.

(b)                procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

10                How long will we keep your personal information for?

  1. We will keep your personal information in our database for up to 24 months after your last interaction with ICURe, to allow us to securely review and delete inactive records.

11                Your rights

11.1             You have the following rights:

  • to be told what we are doing with your personal information. We do this by providing you with this transparency notice;
  • to correct or update the personal information we hold about you. Contact us at icure.ac.uk;
  • to object to the processing of your personal information;
  • to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you;
  • to ask us to delete the information that we hold about you where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it;
  • to ask us to stop processing your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground;
  • to ask us to restrict how we use your personal information for a period of time if you claim that it is inaccurate and we want to verify the position or in some limited other circumstances;
  • to ask us to send your personal information to another organisation in a computer-readable format;
  • to complain to the Information Commissioner’s office if you are unhappy with our use of your personal data: you can do this at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/. Do contact us straight away if you consider that we are not handling your personal information properly so we can try and sort the problem out.

11.2            If we delete your personal information or restrict our use of it, we will not be able to provide our services to you.

If you want to exercise any of your rights, please contact icure@soton.ac.uk.

11.3           We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights).

12              Cookie policy

12.1           Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Information about our use of cookies

12.2           A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

12.3           You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

12.4           Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

12.5           We use the following cookies:

12.5.1        To identify your location so we can provide you with relevant information;

12.5.2       To manage your login to the website;

12.5.3       To optionally remember your username

 

Website terms and conditions of use

Please read these terms carefully before using this site

 

This website is run by the University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Southampton and University of Surrey who jointly provide the SETsquared service, and it may be used for informational purposes only. By using the site or downloading materials from the site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in this notice. If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions do not use the site or download materials from the site.

Any services which we may now or in the future make available to you on or via the website may be subject to additional terms and conditions (‘Additional Terms’) which are in addition to and may supplement or amend these terms and which you will be required to accept when using those services.

  1. Definitions:

‘Website’ means https://www.icure.uk, ‘You/Your’ means you, the user of this website. ‘User Information’ refers to information provided by you to ICURe, by whatever means. ‘We/Us/Our’ means this website.

  1. Limited License

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display this site and the materials thereon. You may not copy, save, download, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, transmit or use for any purposes, whether commercial or non-commercial, the website or any information contained therein, except to the extent necessarily required in order for you to access, use and navigate the website. You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the site in any way.

We authorise you to view and download the information (‘Materials’) at this website. This authorisation is not a transfer of title in the materials and copies of the materials and is subject to the following restrictions:

you must retain, on all copies of the materials downloaded, all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials;

you may not modify the materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose; and

you must not transfer the materials to any other person unless you give them notice of, and they agree to accept, the obligations arising under these terms and conditions of use.

You agree to abide by all additional restrictions displayed on the Website as it may be updated from time to time. This Website, including all materials, is copyrighted and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. You agree to comply with all copyright laws worldwide in your use of this website and to prevent any unauthorised copying of the materials. Except as expressly provided herein, we do not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secret information.

  1. Disclaimer

We cannot guarantee that the website will always be fully operational or error free and so we do not accept responsibility for any defects that may exist or for any costs, loss of profits, loss of data or consequential losses arising from your use of or inability to access the website.

We make no warranty:

  • that the website will meet your requirements;
  • that the website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, and that defects will be corrected;
  • that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs; or
  • as to the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials or as to results or the accuracy of any information obtained by you through the website.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any part of the website. We may make other changes to the site, the materials and the products, programs, services or price (if any) described in the site at any time without notice.

Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that any downloads we may make available will be virus free we do not warrant that any downloads will be virus free and will not cause interruptions with your computer systems.

We do not review, assess or endorse any of the material submitted to us and/or posted on the website including the accuracy or reliability of any text, information, data, photographs, graphics, advertisements, promotions, representations, statements or other material whatsoever.

We may provide links to other sites or resources operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this Website. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. We make no warranty or representation regarding, and do not endorse, any linked sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links to sites or resources operated by other entities do not imply that ICURe endorses, are affiliated or associated with, or are legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of ICURe.

We may make available content provided by third parties (‘Third Party Content’). We do not accept responsibility for the third party content and do not and cannot be deemed to have endorsed any third party content. In particular, you acknowledge that we will not be party to any transaction or contract with a third party that you may enter into and that we shall have no liability to you in respect of any such transaction, whether arising in contract, tort, under statute or otherwise. You undertake that you will not involve us in any dispute between yourselves and the third party.

We exclude, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, and save in respect of death or personal injury arising from our negligence, all liability for any claims, losses, demands and damages arising directly or indirectly out of or in any way connected with the website. This exclusion shall apply in respect of, without limitation, any interruption of service, lost profits, loss of contracts or business opportunity, loss of data, or any other consequential, incidental, special, or punitive damages, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, whether arising in contract, tort, under statute or otherwise.

  1. External Links

All links to the website must be approved in writing by ICURe, except that ICURe consents to links in which:

  • the link is a text-only link containing only the name ‘ICURe’;
  • the link ‘points’ only to and not to deeper pages;
  • the link, when activated by a user, displays that page full-screen in a fully operable and navigable browser window and not within a ‘frame’ on the linked website; and
  • the appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may neither create the false appearance that an entity or its activities or products are associated with or sponsored by ICURe nor be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the name and trademarks of ICURe.

ICURe reserves the right to revoke this consent to link at any time in its sole discretion.

  1. Privacy

This website is owned and operated by ICURe. Information we collect from users of the site will be stored by us on computers in the UK and may be used in the following ways:

We make use of cookies to gather information about how users move around the site. This enables us to understand how the site is used and to make improvements. The information we gather by use of cookies does not include personally identifying information.

If you choose to supply them to us, via the online form on the website or via other means, we will use your contact details (eg your name, job title, telephone and fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses) to provide any ICURe services requested by you and also to tell you about important changes to the site and its functionality. This information may also be disclosed to third parties who wish to tell you about services of interest to you, unless you inform us that you do not want your information made available to third parties.

We may ask for further information about you as part of online surveys or other promotional features. This information will be used to enable us to improve our website or the ICURe service. It may also be disclosed to third parties who wish to tell you about services of interest to you, unless you inform us that you do not want your information made available to third parties.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you. You should write to us, at:

ICURe, 2 Venture Road, Southampton SO16 7NP UK
stating your full name, your address and any ICURe services to which you have subscribed. A small administrative charge will be made for fulfilling this request.

  1. Alterations to Terms and Conditions

ICURe reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these terms and conditions in whole or in part, at any time. Changes in these terms and conditions will be effective when notice of such change is posted on the ICURe homepage       http://www.icure.uk. Your continued use of the website after any changes to these terms and conditions are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

About the programme

The Innovation and Commercialisation of University Research (ICURe) Programme is a collaboration between SETsquared Partnership, NorthbyNorthwest Partnership, Midlands Partnership, Innovate UK, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is designed to move ideas and innovation out of universities and into the marketplace where they will have the greatest impact.