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privacy statement

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of thisWebsite and Biomimicry UK, the owner and provider of this Website. BiomimicryUK takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policyapplies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you inrelation to your use of the Website. Please read this privacy policycarefully.

Definitions and interpretation

 1. Inthis privacy policy, the following definitions are used:


collectively all information that you submit to Biomimicry UK via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;


a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);

Biomimicry UK, or us

Biomimicry UK, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 09734373 whose registered office is at 204 Burton Stone Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6DF;

UK and EU Cookie Law

the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

User or you

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by Biomimicry UK and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Biomimicry UK and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and


the website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

 2. Inthis privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

 a. thesingular includes the plural and vice versa;

 b. referencesto sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses,schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

 c. areference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trustsand partnerships;

 d. "including"is understood to mean "including without limitation";

 e. referenceto any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

 f. theheadings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

 3. Thisprivacy policy applies only to the actions of Biomimicry UK and Users withrespect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can beaccessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we mayprovide to social media websites.

Data collected

 4. Wemay collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

 a. Name

 b. Profession;

 c. ContactInformation such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

 d. IPaddress (automatically collected);

 e. Webbrowser type and version (automatically collected);

 f. Operatingsystem (automatically collected);

 g. Alist of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, andthe site you exit to (automatically collected);

 h. Companyand Industry

 i. ineach case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Our use of Data

 5. Forpurposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Biomimicry UK is the "datacontroller".

 6. Wewill retain any Data you submit for 12 months.

 7. Unlesswe are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third partydisclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not bedisclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or othercompanies within our group.

 8. Allpersonal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the DataProtection Act 1998. For more details on security see the clause below (Security).

 9. Anyor all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order toprovide you with the best possible service and experience when using ourWebsite. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

 a. transmissionby email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;

 b. contactfor market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax ormail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Third party websites and services

 10. BiomimicryUK may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealingwith certain processes necessary for the operation of the Website. Theproviders of such services do not have access to certain personal Data providedby Users of this Website.

Links to other websites

 11. ThisWebsite may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have nocontrol over such websites and are not responsible for the content of thesewebsites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. Youare advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior tousing them.

Changes of business ownership and control

 12. BiomimicryUK may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involvethe sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Biomimicry UK. Dataprovided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business sotransferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newlycontrolling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted touse the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

 13. Wemay also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any partof it.

 14. Inthe above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacyis protected.

Controlling use of your Data

 15. Whereveryou are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our useof that Data. This may include the following:

 16. useof Data for direct marketing purposes; and

 17. sharingData with third parties.

Functionality of the Website

 18. Touse all features and functions available on the Website, you may be required tosubmit certain Data.

 19. Youmay restrict your internet browser's use of Cookies. For more information seethe clause below (Cookies).

Accessing your own Data

 20. Youhave the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held byBiomimicry UK (where such Data is held) on payment of a small fee, which willnot exceed £10.


 21. Datasecurity is of great importance to Biomimicry UK and to protect your Data wehave put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures tosafeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

 22. Ifpassword access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsiblefor keeping this password confidential.

 23. Weendeavour to do our best to protect your personal Data. However, transmissionof information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your ownrisk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.


 24. ThisWebsite may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Biomimicry UKuses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve ourrange of products and services. Biomimicry UK has carefully chosen theseCookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected andrespected at all times.

 25. AllCookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EUCookie Law.

 26. Beforethe Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with apop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent tothe placing of Cookies, you are enabling Biomimicry UK to provide a betterexperience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placingof Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully oras intended.

 27. ThisWebsite may place the following Cookies:

 28. Typeof Cookie Purpose Analytical/performance cookies - They allow us to recogniseand count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around ourwebsite when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our websiteworks, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are lookingfor easily.Functionality cookiesThese are used to recognise you when you returnto our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet youby name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language orregion).

 29. Youcan choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default,most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For furtherdetails, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

 30. Youcan choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any informationthat enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including,but not limited to, personalisation settings.

 31. Itis recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date andthat you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internetbrowser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.


 32. Youmay not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any otherperson. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where wereasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

 33. Ifany court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacypolicy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, thatprovision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted,and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacypolicy will not be affected.

 34. Unlessotherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any rightor remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

 35. ThisAgreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of Englandand Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to theexclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

 36. BiomimicryUK reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessaryfrom time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediatelyposted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of theprivacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact Biomimicry UK by email at

11 March 2018


 37. Theseterms and conditions were created using a document from Rocket Lawyer(

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