The EU General Data Protection Regulation and the new Data Protection Act 2018 replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and together form the UK’s new Data Protection law.
This Data Protection Law set out individuals’ rights as they pertain to personal information gathered by the ICR.
You can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘data subject access request’. You can use the Data Subject Access Request Form (PDF) to make a request, although this is not compulsory. If we do hold information about you, we will:
- give you a description of it
- tell you why we are holding it
- tell you where we got it from
- tell you who it could be disclosed to
- provide you a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
You also have the right to request the rectification or erasure of personal data, restrict its processing or object to processing. In some cases, particularly research, exemptions may apply and we will advise you if this is the case.
Some of your information may be transferred to third parties who work together with us or on the ICR’s behalf. These third parties may be within or outside of the European Economic Area. Certain countries outside of the UK or Europe may not have laws which protect your privacy to the same extent as the Data Protection Act in the UK, or European Law (GDPR). In the event that your information is transferred outside of the UK or Europe the ICR will take all reasonable steps to protect your privacy.
If you would like further information or have any concerns about the use of your personal information, please email [email protected] or write to:
The Data Protection Officer
The Institute of Cancer Research
123 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3RP
You also have the right to lodge a complaint about any use of your personal information with the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO), UK’s national data protection regulator.
The Institute of Cancer Research is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office under number Z6775661.
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 19 November 2020.