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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

These terms and conditions tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website gbsiot.ac.uk ("our site"), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our site by any person ("you") includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site.

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms and conditions and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must not use our site.

To navigate these terms, all text in bold is a link to the relevant section.

The Terms and conditions have 5 sections:

  1. Terms of use Our terms of use sets out the terms of on which you may make use of our website gbsiot.ac.uk (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user.
  2. Privacy Policy Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  3. Acceptable Use policy Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our site. When using our site, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.
  4. Cookie Policy Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.
  5. Freedom of Information Our Freedom of Information Policy, which sets out our commitment to Freedom of information.

Terms of use

The terms of use have 13 sections.

  1. Information about us
  2. Changes to these terms
  3. Changes to our site
  4. Accessing our site
  5. Your account and password
  6. Intellectual property rights
  7. No reliance on information
  8. Limitation of our liability
  9. Uploading content to our site
  10. Viruses
  11. Linking to our site
  12. Third party links and resources in our site
  13. Applicable law
  14. Information about us
    1. gbsiot.ac.uk is a site operated by GBSIoT ("us","we").
  15. Changes to these terms
    1. We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.
    2. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.
  16. Changes to our site
    1. We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
    2. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
  17. Accessing our site
    1. Our site is made available free of charge for users to access content on the University.
    2. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
    3. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
    4. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
  18. Your account and password
    1. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
    2. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.
    3. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user name or password, you must promptly notify us at rosa.wells@gbsiot.ac.uk.
  19. Intellectual property rights
    1. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, the name of our site and its URL, and in all of the material published on it. All of those works are protected by copyright and intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
    2. You may print off one copy of any page of our site, and may download extracts of any page from our site, for your personal use, and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.
    3. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any digital content, illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics or other materials forming part of our site separately from any accompanying text or context.
    4. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of our site and content on our site must always be acknowledged.
    5. You must not use any part of our site or the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors (as applicable).
    6. If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
  20. No reliance on information
    1. The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.
    2. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.
  21. Limitation of our liability
    1. Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
    2. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
    3. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
      • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
      • use of, or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
      • If you are a user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
        • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
        • business interruption;
        • loss of anticipated savings;
        • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
        • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
    4. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect our site or your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
    5. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
  22. Uploading content to our site
    1. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
    2. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
    3. Any content you upload to our site that is intended for publication on our site (such as content for your profile on our site, or comments that will be visible to other users) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such content for any purpose.
    4. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who alleges or claims that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy, or is defamatory or otherwise in breach of our Acceptable Use Policy.
    5. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.
    6. We have the right (but not any obligation) to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
    7. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
  23. Viruses
    1. We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
    2. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programs and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
    3. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other any other harmful programs or computer code or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful, designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware, or which operates without the knowledge or consent of us or any users.
    4. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is run or on which our site’s content is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our site.
    5. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
    6. By breaching the foregoing provisions of this paragraph 10, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We reserve the right to report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
  24. Linking to our site
    1. You may link to the home page of our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
    2. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
    3. You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.
    4. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.
    5. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
    6. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
    7. If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact rosa.wells@gbsiot.ac.uk.
  25. Third party links and resources in our site
    1. Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
    2. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
  26. Applicable law
    1. These terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. You and we agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Disclosure of your information

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  1. Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  2. Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
  3. LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) in the event that you choose you login to the forum with your LinkedIn details your information will be shared with LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s privacy policy and terms and conditions of use are located here: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=hb_ft_priv.
  4. Grant finder (www.idoxgroup.com) in order to provide this service basic details will be shared with this search engine.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our subscribers, or others.

Where we store your personal data

All data that we collect from you will be stored at a destination within the European Economic Area on our secure servers.

However, we cannot guarantee that data shared with third parties will not be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or a third party. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us: rosa.wells@gbsiot.ac.uk.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. Please send your request to rosa.wells@gbsiot.ac.uk.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to rosa.wells@gbsiot.ac.uk.

Privacy policy

PRIVACY NOTICE

How we will use your data.

Introduction

This privacy notice explains how we collects, uses and shares personal data collected by us and explains individuals’ rights in relation to the personal data we hold.

Unless otherwise stated on individual services GBSIoT is the data controller for personal data collected by us and is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’) (and, once in force in May 2018, to the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’)).

This privacy notice explains the following:

  1. How we collect your information
  2. The types of information we collect
  3. How we use your personal data
  4. Who we share personal data with
  5. Will you be contacted for marketing purposes?
  6. How we keep your data safe
  7. How long is your information kept?
  8. How we keep your information up to date and Communication preferences
  9. Your rights
  10. How to exercise your data rights?
  11. How to ask questions or raise concerns?
  12. Changes to this privacy notice
  13. How we collect your information

    We may collect your personal data in a number of ways, for example from the information you provide to us when you interact with us, if you provide us with your contact details to us by:

    • Email
    • Telephone
    • Post
    • Social media
    • In person
    • Register for an event
    • Respond to a questionnaire
    • Make an enquiry
  14. The types of information we collect

    We may collect the following types of personal data about you:

    • Title
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email address
    • Phone number
    • Job title
    • Business name and address
    • Social media
    • Information required for specific diagnostic or growth services which will be specified
    • Consents and or specified contract preferences
    • Your IP address, browser settings and location
  15. How we use your personal data

    Your contact details, your reason for contacting us and a record of any services provided to you will be stored on our Customer Relationship Management database (‘CRM’).

    We will use your information to keep a record of your relationship with the University, to provide business diagnostic and or growth services to you and where requested to inform you of a range of business support activities and opportunities. This includes:

    • Contacting you about enquires made via telephone, email, websites, post or social media
    • To identify and analyse your business growth potential
    • To create Personalised Business Analysis Reports
    • To record anticipated and actual achievement dates of outputs and milestones
    • To enable individual project and overall Programme performance to be monitored
    • Gathering anonymous regional SME insight data
    • Sending E-newsletters with GBSIoT news and updates that we believe to be of interest to you
    • Communications about events that we believe to be of interest to you
    • Communications about products and services that we believe to be of interest to you
    • For administrative purposes to maintain a secure CRM database of your details, including updating any preference changes received from you and to keep records of communications, engagement history
    • To undertake analytics, analysis and research so that we may improve the services offered by us
    • Using information in aggregate so that no individuals can be identified for strategic development
    • We may use records of your interactions with us to help us personalise our service to you and direct resources appropriately
    • We may track email communications including views, opens and clicks, to help us improve our email communications and identify individuals engaging with our communications. We may add this data to your individual record and use it to personalise the communications we send to you
  16. Who we share personal data with

    We may share your data with other departments and faculties within the partnership only where necessary.

    For the purposes referred to in the privacy notice, we may share your personal data with certain third parties for the purposes of delivering the partner services and or business diagnostic or growth services. This will be in accordance with your preferences provided when applicable. We will not share your personal data with third parties except:

    • Our employees, agents and contractors for the sole purpose of providing you with any requested services;
    • We may use a third party provider to deliver our email communications and or to distribute postal services. They are only allowed to use this information to send out the communications specified by us and are required to securely delete the information once communications have been sent;
    • Where we are running an event in partnership with a third party, it may be necessary to share your personal data. If this is the case, we will always make this clear during the registration process and provide the name of the third party;
    • Should you be involved with a funded project at us, we may be required to share details with partners and or funding organisations for governance and audit compliance requirements;
    • We may share information, if legally required with regulatory bodies and auditors, for example if records had to be lawfully inspected by a regulator such as the Information Commissioners Office or auditor of a European funding provider;
  17. If we use or share information with a third party as detailed above, we will always ensure that appropriate controls are in place to ensure data is safe, it is only used for the allowed purpose and it is permanently deleted after the task has been completed.

    The CRM used to store your data is kept on a secure cloud network with data centres within the in the European Economic Area ("EEA"). However, some of the personal data we process about you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA, for example where it is processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers, or where personal data is processed by one of our suppliers who is based outside the EEA or who uses storage facilities outside the EEA.

    In these circumstances, your personal data will only be transferred on one of the following bases:

    • where the transfer is subject to one or more of the "appropriate safeguards" for international transfers prescribed by applicable law (e.g. standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission);
    • a European Commission decision provides that the country or territory to which the transfer is made ensures an adequate level of protection; or
    • there exists another situation where the transfer is permitted under applicable law (e.g. where we have your explicit consent).
  18. Will you be contacted for marketing purposes?

    We will only send you marketing emails or contact you via your selected preference selections where you have expressly agreed to this. We may personalise the message content based upon information you have provided. You can update your preferences at any time see section 8 below.

  19. How we keep your data safe

    We are committed to safeguarding your personal data. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and from May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation.

  20. How long is your information kept?

    We will hold your personal information within a secure dedicated database for as long as is necessary to provide the services we offer. Where a record has not been used and or there is no active engagement (for example there has been no response to required correspondence), we may class the record as dormant or may delete the record in accordance with our retention and destruction policy. When appropriate we will email you to confirm your preferences and to notify you of any intention to delete your records if no response is received.

  21. How we keep your information up to date and Communication preferences

    We want to ensure that we keep the details we hold about you up to date and communicate with you fully in accordance with your wishes. You should also get in touch with us if any of your personal details change. You can update your details and your communication preferences at any time by:

    Email: rosa.wells@gbsiot.ac.uk

  22. Your rights

    Under the Data Protection Laws, you have the following rights:

    • to obtain access to, and copies of, the personal data that we hold about you;
    • to request that we cease processing your personal data if the processing is causing you damage or distress;
    • to require us not to send you marketing communications.
    • to request us to correct the personal data we hold about you if it is incorrect;
  23. Once the GDPR comes into force in May 2018, you will also have the following additional rights:

    • to request us to erase your personal data;
    • to request us to restrict our data processing activities;
    • where our processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent, without affecting the lawfulness of our processing based on consent before its withdrawal;
    • to receive from us the personal data we hold about you which you have provided to us, in a reasonable format specified by you, including for the purpose of you transmitting that personal data to another data controller;
    • to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to any of our particular processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on your rights.
  24. Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply.

  25. How to exercise your data rights?

    If you wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the following contact details:

    By Email to: rosa.wells@gbsiot.ac.uk

  26. How to ask questions or raise concerns?

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns about how we use or handle your personal data please contact the Data Protection Officer using the contact details in section 10 above.

    If you are not content with the how we handle your information we would ask you to contact our Data Protection Officer to help you. However, you do also have the right to complain directly to the Information Commissioner at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Information about the Information Commissioner is available at: https://ico.org.uk.

  27. Changes to this privacy notice

    This privacy notice may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to us. The date of the most recent versions will appear on this page (see version control). We encourage you to check our privacy notice from time to time to ensure you understand how your data will be used and to see any minor updates. If material changes are made to the privacy notice, for instance how we would like to use your personal data, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification or correspondence of privacy notice changes).

Acceptable use policy

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website gbsiot.ac.uk ("our site"). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

gbsiot.ac.uk is a site operated by GBSIoT ("we" or "us"),

Prohibited uses

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  1. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  2. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  3. for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  4. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards.
  5. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  6. to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  1. not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in infringement of our or any other person’s intellectual property rights or other rights, or in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use or any other terms and conditions that apply to you in relation to the website or content that appears on it.
  2. not to attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
  3. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site;
    • any server or other equipment or network on which our site operates or is stored;
    • any software or database used in the provision of our site; or
    • any server, equipment or network, software or database which is connected to our site, including such that is owned or used by any third party.

Interactive services

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:

  1. chat rooms;
  2. bulletin boards;
  3. forum.

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service (such as chat or comments, or direct mail facilities) we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

It is not recommended for this site to be used by those under the age of 16.

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site ("contributions"), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  1. be accurate (where they state facts);
  2. be genuinely held (where they state opinions);
  3. comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  1. contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  2. contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  3. promote sexually explicit material;
  4. promote violence or terror;
  5. promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  6. infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
  7. be likely to, or actually, deceive any person;
  8. be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  9. promote any illegal activity;
  10. be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  11. be likely to, or actually, harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  12. be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
  13. give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;
  14. advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site;
  2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
  3. issue of a warning to you;
  4. legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  5. further legal action against you.
  6. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Changes to the acceptable use policy

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Cookie policy

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

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. The cookies we use include "analytical" cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

By using our site at gbsiot.ac.uk, you are agreeing to this Cookie Notice and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this notice.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. See below for further details.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, or use a shopping cart.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our site and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

About our cookies

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them on our site in the table below:

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information


gbsiot_cookies_accepted

GBSIoT Cookie acceptance cookie

This cookie is used to tell us if you have hidden the 'cookie notfication' on our site.

Expires every 90 days. Automatically renewed if you revisit the site within 90 days for a further 90 days.


PHPSESSID

GBSIoT session cookie

This is an essential cookie that allows the server to remember the user who is accessing the website and serve them data appropriate to their visit to the site.

This expires either when you leave the site or close the browser window.


_gid, _gat_gtag_UA_68297337_1, _ga (not necessarily exhaustive)

Google Analytics Cookies

These analytical cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. We use a service provided by Google Analytics, for more information about their cookie usage please see their privacy policy.

Dependant on the cookie, these expire anywhere up to 2 years in the future. Some expire as soon as your browser is closed or you leave the website.


We use information held about you in the following ways:

  1. Information you give to us.

    We will use this information:

    1. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
    2. to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already enquired about;
    3. to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing subscriber, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new subscriber, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data to notify you about changes to our service;
    4. to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  2. Information we collect about you.

    We will use this information:

    1. to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
    2. to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
    3. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
    4. as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
    5. to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
    6. to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
  3. Information we receive from other sources.

    We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

Our site uses cookies to enhance certain functionality and content for our users. This is through provision of interactive elements for your use on the site (for example, social media sharing options) and also provision of analytical data for us, to review how our site is being used and improve it where necessary.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you reject the use of cookies please note that all functions of the website may not work properly.

If you are concerned about cookies you can change the settings on your computer to refuse them.

Social media tools on our websites allow users to share or bookmark web pages, using scripts that are not from the our site. Further information on these types of cookie are available from the providers below:

Freedom of information

GBSIoT has a commitment to openness and transparency and has always been concerned to make relevant information available wherever possible to individuals who may request it, subject to safeguarding the privacy of individuals and to legitimate considerations of national security, law enforcement and commercial interests where relevant.

For information relating to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Publication Scheme, please click on the following link: Freedom of Information act publication scheme.

Contact us

To contact us, please email gbsiot.ac.uk.

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