Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Unless otherwise stated Bio Detectives is the legal copyright owner of all written material on this site. Our written consent is required for its reproduction.

All information provided by this site is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be medical, legal or professional advice. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information provided. Any advice is followed at the reader’s own risk. The views expressed here are our own and are not representative of any other organisation mentioned or otherwise. This point extends to institutions which the founders of this site have been or are currently associated with by means of enrolment, alma mater, research funding or otherwise. Such organisations include but are not limited to the British Heart Foundation, as well as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Imperial College London.

All photographs and images shown here are licensed under a Creative Commons license, are public domain images, or are pictures belonging to ourselves or to others where their written permission has been acquired. Please see the citation for information regarding a specific picture. If this is unclear, contact us.

Our store is powered entirely by Amazon, we have not personally bought any of the products offered and as such we accept no responsibility for their quality. Purchases are made at the buyer’s own risk and any complaints should be directed to Amazon.

Privacy and Cookies Policy

At Bio Detectives we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document (the “Policy”) has been provided by the legal resource DIY Legals, reviewed and approved by their solicitors and then modified by us to contain specific details of our policy.

This policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site and how we use cookies on this website.

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review it regularly.

Information That We Collect

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  • Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information, like when you subscribe to our mailing list.
  • Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

How we collect information

We collect information from you when you use the site i.e. when you comment or sign up to our mailing list.

Another way we collect information is via cookies. Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer in order to assist us in improving our website.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using cookies. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computers hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data which does not identify any personal details whatsoever. We may use this data to compile aggregates about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

As well as the information we collect personally we also use certain third party services which we permit to collect information and serve cookies to visitors.

Examples of third party services which we are currently using to do this include Google Analytics. This service uses cookies to collect anonymous information about the traffic to our website. We receive information such as how many visits our site has received, which pages you look at, your geographical location (country, state and city), how you got to the site etc. All information provided by these cookies is non-personally identifiable. The information can also be stored and used by Google in accordance to their data protection policy which can be found here: How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps. If you wish to prevent your data being used by google analytics on any website you can do so by downloading the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser add-on” found here: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

We are also enrolled in the Google Adsense service which is also provided by Google; this means that we have permitted Google to serve advertisements on this site. This means that Google in this capacity can collect, record and use information about our visitors through their use of Cookies. This information will then be subject to Google’s data protection policy which can be found at How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.

Bio Detectives is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk and its affiliates. This means that Amazon can record, use and disclose information that they obtain about our site and its visitors in connection with our display of their special links, in accordance with the terms of their privacy policy, which can be found here: Amazon.co.uk Privacy Notice. Amazon may serve content and adverts to visitors  and will collect this information directly from visitors or by serving cookies on the browsers of visitors.

We use services provided by MailChimp in storing email address and sending out emails to you via our mailing list. When you provide us with your email address it is stored for us by MailChimp, we recommend that you read the privacy policy of MailChimp before signing up to our mailing list.

We also use a WordPress plugin called AddtoAny in order to offer share and like functions for many social media platforms on our site. This plugin may use cookies and clicking like or share social media buttons on this site may allow the plugin to access information from your social media account. By using this feature of the site you consent to this. The privacy policy for AddtoAny can be found here: AddtoAny privacy policy.

Should we display any adverts by other advertisers those advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on advertisements on our website. However if we make any changes to our advertising provision we will update this policy.

You can adjust the settings on your browser to decline any cookies if you wish. For information on how to do this please read the advice which can be found here: CIVIC UK browser settings and follow the link for your browser.

We recommend that you you read the privacy policies of the third party services linked above carefully.

Cookies that we currently use on this site

The information in this section has been collected from a cookie audit of our website using Attacat Google Chrome cookie tool.

We use our own cookies which allow you to comment; these remember your search settings. In using our site you agree to use these cookies.

We also use social media website cookies which may be set by AddtoAny (see above), Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites supported by the AddtoAny plugin, the privacy implications of this will vary based on the privacy policy of the social media company in question and the privacy policy of AddtoAny (see above link). These cookies allow you to easily like and share our content.

We use cookies served by Google Analytics as mentioned above and may use cookies provided by other Google services.

We use cookies served by Google Adsense as mentioned above, including a cookie called DoubleClick.

We use cookies served by the Amazon Affiliates program of which we are members (see above).

We also use cookies provided by the WordPress Jetpack plugin – we use these for site management purposes, as well as those provided by Civic.uk, which we use to provide you with a warning that our site uses cookies. Finally we use WordPress cookies which we use in the running of our WordPress site.

By using our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. If you do not agree to our use of cookies please either do not use our site or edit your browser settings to decline cookies (see CIVIC UK for more information). If your browser is set to decline all cookies you may lose some functionality of the site.

Use of Your Information

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
  • To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
  • To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.

Except in the cases of the third parties stated above, we never give your details to third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated goods or services.

Storing Your Personal Data

In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is stored securely.

Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically; sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  • In the event that we sell any or all of our website to the buyer.
  • Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  • To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Spam promise

We will never send you spam and will never sell your details to anyone. You are free to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by following the unsubscribe link on any of our emails.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Contacting Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy and Cookies Policy via email at contact@biodetectives.co.uk.

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