Privacy Policy

Who we are

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How we process and protect your data

This policy describes how DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH processes and protects your personal information. We may process your personal information if you take part in a DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH event, project, work with clients, subscribe to our newsletter, volunteer or work with DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH.

We will never give out or sell your personal data for commercial purposes and will only ever disclose your data if we are required to do so by law. Other than processes required by the core function of our business, we will only ever use your data for specific purposes with your consent.


Discover Science Christchurch is led by a group of Christchurch residents formed in an unincorporated association. We are passionate about inspiring and developing curiosity in Science, Engineering and Technology. Our mission is to create a centre on the High Street to bring residents and visitors together to inspire and develop curiosity in science and engineering.


DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH facilitates the creation and sharing of knowledge, skills, ideas around science inspiration in Christchurch, Dorset. We can be a central point of advice, support and training. As we develop the business plan we will engage in awareness raising, engagement and fund raising activities.
Discover Science Christchurch processes data in the normal course of its business.

What information do we hold about you?

Personal data is any data that identifies you as an individual. If you have been in touch with us before, perhaps through involvement at an event, taking part in a project, through general enquiries about an ongoing relationship with DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH, we hold the personal data you have provided us on our GDPR compliant services that may include Eventbrite, Freeagent, Mailchimp and SurveyMonkey or other tools as well as within our secure Microsoft / Google services.
This personal information may include your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, mobile number, affiliated organisations and job title. The amount of information will vary depending on the way in which DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH is interacting with you.
The way in which your information is processed depends on the method and purpose of your contact with DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH.

Keeping your information safe and up-to-date

Your data is held on a secure database with a trusted provider who meets our high ethical standards and complies with DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH data protection and information security requirements and procedures. We will not share your information with a third party or transfer information to a country or territory outside the EEA (European Economic Area) unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights, and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data. In the unlikely event that personal data needs to be transferred outside the EEA, your personal information will be anonymised.
Any of our sub-contractors are required to adhere to DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH confidentiality, data protection and information security requirements and procedures.

We are committed to making sure we have the most current information for you. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is accurate and up-to-date, and our membership data is reviewed annually. However, if it is the case that our records are out-of-date, please do let us know of your new circumstances and we will change your details on our system. Please contact us: info@Discover Science

Your rights

You always have the right to:
• Be forgotten: You may request that DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH deletes all data on you without undue delay.
• Object: You may prohibit certain data uses.
• Rectification: You may request that incomplete data be completed or that incorrect data be corrected.
• Access: You have the right to know what data about you is being processed and how.
• Portability: You may request that personal data held by DISCOVER SCIENCE CHRISTCHURCH be transported to another similar organisation.

We are very happy to stay connected, so please get in touch with us. For any data protection queries such as changing or updating the information we hold about you, please directly contact the current data protection officer: Jan Peters as the current data protection officer:


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.