Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out our current policies and demonstrates our commitment to privacy. 

Using personal information

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
1.    Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of our website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
2.    Information relating to any transactions or activities carried out between you and us including ones in which you are or represent an employee, inventor, contractual partner, investor, regulator or advisor (collectively “Activities”);
3.    Information that you provide to us for the purpose of liaising with us.

Personal information submitted to us will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of our website.  We may use your personal information to:
1.    Administer our website;
2.    Perform Activities;
3.    Send payments, statements and invoices to you and collect payments from you;
4.    Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications to the extent that you have consented;
5.    Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested; and
6.    Deal with enquiries about you or relevant Activities.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website or in our external communications, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant us.

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser request a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use two specific types of cookies on the website:
·      Session cookies, which are temporary bookies that remain the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser (at which point they are deleted); and
·      Persistent or stored cookies that remain permanently on the cookie file of your computer.
We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated related to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies. For example in Internet explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Types of information stored
Personal data we process as contemplated in this policy falls into the following categories:
1.    EMPLOYEES: Contact and ID details and bank details for remuneration.
2.    INVESTORS: Contact details and ID and supporting documentation to comply with AML and KYC requirements.
3.    EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACT PARTNERS: Contact and bank details to facilitate contract performance and to allow information/data/file exchange via Sharepoint.
4.    PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS: Contact and bank details to facilitate receipt of and remuneration for services.
5.    INVENTORS: Contact details required to the extent necessary to evidence their inventorship on patent applications. Of necessity these may end up in the public domain on patent registers so, where possible, we will use business rather than personal addresses.

Your information will be stored on servers located in the United Kingdom. We may disclose information about you, within and outside the UK, to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers, banks or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. All such parties are obliged to treat your information in accordance with the scope of your consent and the law in their contracts with us.

In addition we may disclose your personal information:
1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law or regulation;
2. in connection with any regulatory audit, legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and
3. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

In the event of any of the above occurring we shall inform you of any such disclosure if lawfully permitted to do so.

Contact if you wish to:
·      Update your personal data;
·      Have us delete your personal data; or
·      Receive information on what personal data of yours we process and how.

Personal data linked with contracts
If we enter into a contract with you, we may receive and process the personal data of your employees and other related individuals. We have a legitimate interest in doing so because such processing is necessary to facilitate those activities. However, all such personal data is:
·      Stored securely.
·      Only made accessible to our staff to the extent that such staff require access for such activities.
·      Only made accessible to third parties to the extent necessary and subject to data processing obligations being in place.
·      Deleted at the end of the activity in question except insofar as some data may need to be retained for up to six years for regulatory reasons, to track our performance on previous contracts or to accommodate any outstanding or potential liability either you or we may have to the other.