How we use and protect your data (our Privacy Notice)
This Privacy Notice explains when and why we the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster (YCSC) collect personal information about people who visit our website. This privacy notice also explains how we use this personal information, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
Whilst we will keep all of your personal information confidential, we reserve the right to disclose this information in the circumstances as set out within this Privacy Notice.
We confirm that we will keep the provided information on a secure server and that we will comply fully with all applicable UK Data Protection legislation and regulations including but not limited to the UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) at all times.
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time when required so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes that are made.
By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Privacy Notice. Any questions regarding this Privacy Notice and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster is an initiative created as part of the UK Cyber Security Forum to help businesses and organisations across the region to collaborate and build a stronger standard of cyber security as part of a knowledge exchange collective.
The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about services, if you directly give us any information via form or when you order any tickets to any of the YCSC events.
In running and operating the business, we may collect and process certain data and information relating to you and your use of this site. Your privacy is important to us and we confirm that we
will never release your personal details to any third party for their mailing or marketing purposes. The data that we collect is detailed below:
We may collect information about your computer, including but not limited to (where available), your IP address, operating system and browser type for administration purposes and to produce internal reports. This is statistical data relating to a web user’s browsing actions and patterns and does not specifically identify you as an individual.
We may use your information:
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as it is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes but we may occasionally give a third party limited access to your contact information solely and specifically to obtain their assistance in organising YCSC events (in which case they will be under strict UK GDPR compliant obligations on the security and use of your data).
You have a choice whether or not you wish to receive information from us. We will not make contact with you unless you have opted in. If you no longer want to be contacted by the YCSC, then you can change your preferences by emailing email@example.com and we will process your request within 7 days.
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will process your request within 7 days.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policies, held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels by email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
them using links from our website. In addition, if you were referred to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide us with personal information.
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK.
By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Privacy Notice is v2.0 and was last updated March 2023 and is maintained by the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster.