Cookies and privacy policy

A. Privacy policy

As you may know, on 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into the effect and we would like you to know that Understanding Animal Research is committed to protecting the privacy of personal data we maintain about our members, email recipients, employees and other individuals.

Our updated Privacy Policy (below) outlines how we collect, store and handle your personal data.

Privacy policy

This policy explains what data we collect:

  • Through our website
  • When you sign up to receive emails through this website

It also explains what we do with your data and what you can do to access, rectify or ask us to delete any personal data we hold. For data protection purposes, Understanding Animal Research is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data.

We may update this policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. The latest update date and time is shown at the bottom of the web-page.

What data we collect

When you visit our website, we use cookies to automatically collect information about the website or links that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type, language and access times (Technical Data).

We also collect navigational information related to the pages visited on our website including viewed pages, clicked links and other actions taken in connection with the site (Usage Data).

We collect this data and analyse this data using Google analytics.

When you sign up for our newsletter we collect your email address. This email address is added to a list on our email delivery system.

When we send you an email we can see if you open that email and if you have clicked on any of the links the message may contain.

You can unsubscribe from this list at anytime from within the email or by sending a message with an unsubscribe request to us at

Disclosures of your personal data

Understanding Animal Research will not disclose your information to any third parties unless required to do so by law.


The security of your personal information is important to us. We take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees and contractors who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We use and keep up to date firewalls to protect our network and use data encryption for passwords. Physical access to facilities where your personal data is stored is limited to authorised personnel.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Our contact details:
Understanding Animal Research
4th Floor Abbey House,
74-76 St John Street
London, EC1M 4DZ

B. Intellectual Property

All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the Understanding Animal Research website and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in Understanding Animal Research or its contributors. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Understanding Animal Research content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Understanding Animal Research content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of Understanding Animal Research content requires the prior written permission of the authors. To request this permission please contact us.

The names, images and logos identifying Understanding Animal Research or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of Understanding Animal Research and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of Understanding Animal Research or any other third party.

C. Contributor registration

In order to make contributions to the Understanding Animal Research blog you are required to register as a user. Any personal information supplied to Understanding Animal Research as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with Understanding Animal Research will be collected, stored and used in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Access will be issued at the discretion of Understanding Animal Research. Understanding Animal Research reserves the right to refuse contributor accounts to individuals, and to withdraw contribution rights without notice.

D. Limitation of Liability

Understanding Animal Research is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through Understanding Animal Research pages. Any links to third party websites from Understanding Animal Research do not amount to any endorsement of that site and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

Understanding Animal Research content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Understanding Animal Research (or to third parties and their products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the extent permitted by law, Understanding Animal Research excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Understanding Animal Research does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by Understanding Animal Research is correct and accurate, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the providers of Understanding Animal Research for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

The providers of the Understanding Animal Research website shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the Understanding Animal Research website regardless of the form of action.

The providers and administrators of the Understanding Animal Research website do not warrant that functions available on Understanding Animal Research will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that Understanding Animal Research or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

E. General terms

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

The failure or delay of Understanding Animal Research's website administrators to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive their right to enforce that right.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

Updated 21 May 2018

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