Culture Collections

Privacy Policy

This website is administered by the Culture Collections of UK Health Security Agency (referred to as "Culture Collections", "we" or "us" as appropriate), whose office is at Culture Collections, UK Health Security Agency, Porton Down, Salisbury, SP4 0JG, UK. References below to "you" or "your" means the person using this website or supplying information to this site.

When you visit the Culture Collections website we collect certain information such as:

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact us
  • your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to our email alerts, and how you use our emails - for example whether you open them and which links you click on
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies (see below) and page tagging techniques
  • this data can be viewed by authorised people in Culture Collections, supplier organisations, other government departments, agencies and public bodies, to:
    • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
    • gather feedback to improve our services, for example our email alerts
    • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
    • send email alerts to users who request them
    • allow you to access our services and make transactions
    • provide you with information about our products and services if you want it


Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.


Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements. We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites. We may disclose your information to service suppliers acting on our behalf.


Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect. If you’ve signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe or manage your preferences at any time by selecting the link that appears in every email.


Links to other websites

Culture Collections contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to us, and doesn't cover other external websites that we link to. 



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