Privacy and Cookie Policy

This website is operated by Nesta – you can find our full details below. This privacy policy explains how Nesta uses personal information we collect via this site and what cookies we use.

 

  1. What kind of information do we collect?

 

If you register or sign up for events, newsletters or publications on the site, we may ask you for personal information such as your name, email address, occupation and other contact details. If you apply for funding or support from Nesta, we may ask for more detailed information which we will use to process your application. We may also ask you for feedback about Nesta or to complete surveys. We may record your activity and preferences when visiting the sites (see “Cookies”, below). If you post content or communicate via the site, we may also store and monitor your content and communications.

 

  1. What do we do with information we collect?

 

We will use your personal information to operate the site, to send you newsletters, publications and other information about Nesta, our partners and activities, and to process applications you make via the site. We may also use your information to carry out analysis and research to improve our publications, events and activities, to prevent and detect fraud and abuse, and to protect other users.

 

Please make sure that any personal details you provide are accurate and up to date, and let us know about any changes. Please get consent first before giving us anyone else’s information.

 

  1. How to unsubscribe

 

If you no longer want to receive communications from us, please click the unsubscribe link on any email from us or, where available, change the preferences on your account.

 

  1. Who else has access to your information?

 

We may share your information with our partners and with companies who help us to operate this site and to organise events, grant programmes and other activities. Some of these organisations may process your information in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as the United States, where data protection laws are not the same as in the EEA. If you don’t want us to transfer your information in this way, please don’t access and use our websites.

 

Comments, blogs and other information which you post on the site will be displayed publicly and to other users. Please be careful when disclosing personal information which may identify you or anyone else. We are not responsible for the protection or security of information which you post in public areas.

 

We may disclose your personal information if required by law, or to protect or defend ourselves or others against illegal or harmful activities, or as part of a reorganisation or restructuring.

 

  1. Cookies

 

This site contains cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to site owners. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

This site uses cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features, such as logging into secure areas.

 

The site also uses performance cookies which collect information about how you use the site, such as how you are referred to it and how long you stay on certain pages. This information is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to improve the performance of the site. Some of these performance cookies are Google Analytics web cookies. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

  1. Security

 

We take steps to protect your personal information and follow procedures designed to minimise unauthorised access or disclosure of your information. However, we can’t guarantee to eliminate all risk of misuse. If you have a password for an account on this site, please keep this safe and don’t share it with anyone else. You are responsible for all activity on your account and must contact us immediately if you are aware of any unauthorised use of your password or other security breach.

 

  1. Contacting us

 

You are legally entitled to know what personal information we hold about you and how that information is processed. If you would like to know what information we hold about you, please write to the Head of Legal at Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE, UK. We will ask you for proof of identity and may charge a £10 fee.

 

Nesta, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7706036 and charity number 1144091. Registered as a charity in Scotland number SC042833.

 

Registered office: 58 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DS