(Last updated on: 19/12/23)
About DECIPHer and our data contacts
DECIPHer, the Centre for Development, Evaluation, Complexity and Implementation in Public Health Improvement, funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.
Cardiff University is the Data Controller of this website and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read more about GDPR and data protection on the ICO website.
This privacy notice relates only to the collection of personal data via this website. This notice does not relate to the personal data which may also be collected as part of the activities of the Centre.
What personal data do we collect?
- At times, collecting your personal information is a necessity. We need your name, address and either a phone number or email address for us to answer an enquiry. Addresses, e-mail addresses and/or phone numbers received as part of an enquiry are only retained as long as the enquiry remains open, and the information is deleted from our database 28 days after the enquiry is considered closed.
- If legally required, in order to comply with the law, we may, under very rare circumstances, need to release data about specific individual(s).
What is the legal basis for processing your data?
Under data protection legislation we need to inform you of the legal basis for processing your data. For the information collected via the website which is related to provision of information which you have requested, we are processing your data on the basis of consent. Please note that data collected by other activities of the Centre will be processed under a different legal basis.
Your data and your rights
Under data protection legislation you have certain rights which will be associated with the legal basis on which we process your data.
Information Held – You have the right to request the information that may be held about you at any time.
Data Deletion – You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data processed via the DECIPHer website at any time. An exception to this would be if we are required by law to hold your information for legal reasons. If this is the case you will be notified.
Data Updating – You have the right to contact us to update and/or correct any of your personal information we might hold about you at any time.
Data Restriction – Whilst we feel we have viable reasons for processing your data, you can still object to the use of that data either in part or in full.
If you ever have concerns about how we handle your information you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). However, we continue to strive for the best and we would value the opportunity to discuss any concerns with you first and try to resolve any issues with you directly. Any requests or objections should be made in writing to DECIPHer, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, SBARC or via email: DECIPHer@cardiff.ac.uk. The University Data Protection Officer can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
This privacy notice applies only to the web pages centrally maintained by DECIPHer. Other pages or external websites that are linked to from Cardiff University websites may have a separate privacy notices, including some Academic School, Research Centre and project-orientated websites.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, maps, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Cookies & Web Statistics
DECIPHer maintains continuous logs of its web server activity. These log files include the details of web site users’ IP address, browser type and page last visited etc. The log files are used to analyse how the web site is being used by visitors and may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.
The DECIPHer website use hosted web analytics software. These are hosted services provided and managed by third party companies. DECIPHer’s main supplier of hosted web analytics is Google LLC. The service ‘Google Analytics’ uses ‘cookies’ (a text file sent to user’s computers as they browse our websites) to help analyse how users navigate our websites. The information generated by the cookie regarding our websites (including IP addresses) will be transmitted to and stored by Google LLC. Google LLC will use this information for the purpose of evaluating use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other related services to DECIPHer.
How to remove Cookies from your browser?
If you would like to investigate how to remove cookies from your browser, here’s how to do it:
- Browser Cookie settings in Chrome
- Browser Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Browser Cookie settings in Firefox
- Browser Cookie settings in Safari Mac (OS Lion), Safari Mac (OS Yosemite) and in Safari Mac (OS Sierra).
- Browser Cookie settings in Safari PC:-
Step 1. Confirm that you’re running version 5 or later of Apple’s Safari browser, and then click the Gears menu in the upper-right corner of the Safari window. From there, select Reset Safari. In this window, check the bottom box, ‘Remove all website data’.
Step 2. Check the bottom box, labeled Remove all website data. You can uncheck everything else if you want to remove only cookies.
Step 3. Click the Reset button to eliminate all cookies associated with Safari.
Cookie: Google Analytics
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website and WordPress blog. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Cookie: Cerber Anti-Spam
Purpose: Security plugin to block out bots, spam and other malicious attacks.
Purpose: Back-end plugin used to customise your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.