Website Privacy and Cookies Policy

We take the privacy of those who visit this website seriously and we aim to be transparent about our processing of personal information. Accordingly, this page explains the kinds of information we may collect about you, and the reasons for collecting this information.

General website information

If you use this website, we will make a record of the information your web browser sends to us, typically identifying the type of browser you are using, and your IP address. We record this information in order to understand the ways in which people use our website; to detect bugs; and hostile access.
We share this information only with our website hosting service GitHub Pages, who are under an obligation not to use your information for any other purpose.

Cookies

To make this website work properly, we sometimes place small data files called “cookies” on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website (including this website) saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website, including plugins such as YouTube, to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. It also enables us to analyse how this website is being used.

How do we use cookies?

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how people are using our website. The following lines explain the cookies we use and why we use them.
Cookies called _ga and _gid are used by Google Analytics to distinguish users.
A cookie called _gat is used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate.

For more information see the Google Analytics cookies page.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Emails

If you sign up to be on our mailing list via this website, we will ask you for the following information:

  • Email address
Unless we are in direct correspondence with you – for example because you have asked us specific questions about our products or services – we will only use this information for the following purposes:
  • Promotional emails, for example:
  • Product updates and key milestones
  • Our presence at events & conferences (e.g. poster presentations, talks, booths, webinars, symposia etc.)
  • Our publications (e.g. journal papers, conference proceedings, magazine spreads etc.)
  • News and press releases
  • Outbound newsletters
  • Survey invitations
You may unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time and any promotional email we send you will contain an option to enable you to unsubscribe.
We will not allow any third parties to make use of your email information, but we may use third party data processors, for example to automate our handling of mailing lists. Any use we make of data processors will require them only to act only on our instructions concerning your personal data.

Lawful basis

It is lawful for us, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to process the information described in this notice because we have a

  • Legitimate interest in operating a website and using the information we collect for these purposes.
  • Where you have signed up to a mailing list, we have a legitimate interest in emailing you so long as you do not object to our doing so.
We do not believe the way in which we are processing them is likely to cause you any harm.

Transfer of data outside the United Kingdom & Europe

We use Mailgun to manage mailing lists. In doing so, we will transfer your personal data (in the form of your email address) to the United States of America and emails, which will include some personal data, will be processed in the United States. For further details, see Mailgun's information about GDPR compliance.
We have signed Mailgun's "Data Processing Agreement" which contains standard contractual clauses, binding on Mailgun, that act as a safeguard in accordance with data protection law, so that your data is not put at more risk in being sent to the United States.
We may also use third party providers, such as Google Groups and Zulip chat to support various kinds of communication. But in each case, your personal data will only be processed by them, if you have yourself signed up to use them. If you do, each provider has their own terms and privacy notices and you should refer to their privacy notices for information on how your personal data is processed when using their services.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:

  • access to your personal information
  • require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
  • require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
  • receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
  • object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
  • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
  • otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
  • email us at info@lowrisc.org
  • write to us at lowRISC, 2nd floor, Betjeman House, 104 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1LQ, UK
  • let us have enough information to identify you [eg when you accessed the website and from what location]

If you would like to unsubscribe from any email newsletter you can also click on the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of the email newsletter. It may take up to seven days for this to take place.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/your-personal-information-concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113

Who we are

We are lowRISC Community Interest Company is a not-for-profit, private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company number 09272283. Our registered office address is 4a Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8DT, UK