Privacy Policy

The COG-UK Consortium website is hosted by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, which is committed to managing personal information, including ‘subject access requests’, in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This Privacy statement forms a “Fair Processing Notice” as required by the Act.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, for which we may charge a small fee. Please email or write to the Data Protection Compliance Officer, Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SA, UK.

Our policy is simple: the CoG-UK Consortium will not share your information with third parties without users’ consent.

The Sanger Institute will however store the following information for purpose of evaluating our site: the domain name from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, terms entered into our search engine, and the Internet address of the website from which you direct-linked to our site. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to our visitors. Other information collected during the course of your usage of the site, such as pages visited, may be collected in server log files and used for statistical analysis of traffic patterns.

From time to time, the Sanger Institute may ask for further information about you (such as your name, job title, postal address, telephone, fax number and e-mail address) as part of online surveys/services. If you provide us with your information we will only use it for the purposes you designate.

Your information will be used to enable us to improve our website. Your data may be provided to a third party for evaluation purposes, not commercial exploitation.

If you choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail message or online form, the Sanger Institute will use this information to respond to your request. There might be times when your e-mail is forwarded within the Sanger Institute to employees who are better able to assist you. We will not retain this information for longer than is necessary.

Use of Cookies

Please see our Cookies policy for full information.

Additional information held in user accounts

Of necessity, all user accounts are accessible to the CoG-UK Consortium web database administrators. However passwords are stored in one-way encrypted format and cannot be retrieved by these administrators.

This does not affect your statutory rights.