Connected Places Catapult focuses on growing businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment that enables new levels of physical, digital, and social connectedness. Our company registration number is 11837978 and our registered office is 170 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, MK9 1BP. Connected Places Catapult is registered with the Information Commissioner Office, registration number ZA773397.
This privacy notice applies to anyone who wishes to register onto the Academic Network or as a Small Medium Enterprise (SME). We take privacy seriously and we want you as our service user, to understand the information we collect about you, how we process and protect the personal information which we collect about you, from you and from third parties, so that you can be confident that the information is being used safely and in ways that are reasonably expected, and what rights you have in respect of your personal information.
References to ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’, means Connected Places Catapult.
We will collect personal information which can include:
Select the statement that best describes the status of research project. (Depending on which option picked, the person will be given two different options of questions).
Asked to express interest in one or more of the following to support project: Partnership or Subcontract, with CPC funded to contribute towards the project, Contribution in kind towards your project, A letter of support to endorse your project, other.
Describe the role CPC would play within the project: Dissemination of Project Outputs/Outcomes, Exploitation of research, working with you to utilise your research in real world scenarios, Match Making with industry or government partners, other.
Your personal information collected will be used to allow us to help expand our and your networks and to be able to keep in touch with you about our latest news, upcoming events and opportunities that you may be interested in based on your interests and focus areas.
Your IP address will be used to allow Connected Places Catapult to set appropriate access permissions on the website.
Access to and use of information concerning yourself and your company is strictly controlled to ensure compliance with applicable data protection law.
In many cases we pseudonymise or anonymise your information before we share it with others, or when we no longer require the information in identifiable form.
Anonymisation is the process of turning data into a form which does not identify individuals and where identification is not likely to take place.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of information in such a way that it can no longer be attributed to you without the use of additional information and where that additional information is kept separately. This allows for a much wider use of the information for statistical or other purposes.
Information may be collected directly from you to register you onto our Academic Network and/or SME Network; this information can be collected when:
We use your information for a number of purposes. Whenever we use your information, we must have a legal justification under data protection law for its use. The legal justification will depend on the purpose for which we intend using your information.
Our legal justification for processing your personal information generally falls into the below categories below within Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation:
It is important that you understand that we may share your information with others. We may share your personal information within our group of companies and with third parties.
We may share your personal information within the Connected Places Catapult group of companies.
We may share your personal information with third parties listed below for the purposes identified within this privacy notice:
Any intellectual discussed during the research needs assessment will not be discussed with third parties without prior consent from the academic or SME involved.
We retain information in accordance with our legal obligations and national best practice. We ensure compliance through regular auditing and ensure information is securely disposed of when it has reached the end of its retention period. We implement data retention periods for different categories of personal data and/or different processing purposes, including where appropriate, archiving periods. We will only keep your personal information for as long as reasonably necessary to support service users, to support our legitimate business interests and to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements.
Connected Places Catapult takes part in global projects. We (or third parties acting on our behalf) may store or process information that we collect about you in countries outside the UK. Information may be transferred, processed and stored outside of the country where your information is collected, including countries where the level of data protection may not be deemed adequate by the local legal or regulatory authority in the country of origin of the data.
Where we make a transfer of your personal information outside of the UK, we will take the required steps to ensure that your personal information is protected.
We also process personal information within the Connected Places Catapult group of companies for administrative and management purposes. This processing is based on our own or a third party’s legitimate business interests and the transfer is compliant with applicable data protection law.
If you would like further information regarding the steps, we take to safeguard your personal information when making international transfers, please contact the Data Protection Manager using the details at the bottom of this privacy notice.
Under data protection law you have a number of specific rights in relation to the personal information that we hold about you. These include rights to know what information we hold about you and how it is used. You may also exercise these rights at any time by contacting us using the details set out at the top of this privacy notice and without adversely affecting your service.
We will not usually charge for handling a request to exercise your rights. If we cannot comply with your request to exercise your rights, we will usually tell you why.
If you make a large number of requests or it is clear that it is not reasonable for us to comply with a request, then we do not have to respond. Alternatively, we can charge for responding.
Under data protection legislation you have the right to:
Please note that we use Newsletters to communicate out to our Academic and SME networks, to inform you of opportunities, events, and current projects running within CPC.
IMPORTANT: Opting out of Academic Network communications will result in your removal from the Academic Network.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with the way that we have dealt with a request from you to exercise any of these rights, or if you think we have not complied with our legal obligations. Whilst you are not obliged to do so, we would appreciate you making us aware of any issue prior to notifying the ICO and giving us the opportunity to respond. You can contact either the Risk and Compliance Manager or Data Protection Manager using the postal address at the top of the privacy notice. More information can be obtained either on the ICO website (https://ico.org.uk/) or by calling 0303 123 1113.
Making a complaint will not affect any other legal rights or remedies that you have.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational security to protect your personal information, this includes:
Please contact us if you require further information about how we secure your data.
If you have any queries or would like to exercise your rights or to establish whether any rights apply to you, please speak with the Connected Places Catapult SME development and Academic engagement team.
You can also contact our Data Protection Manager:
or by writing to the address at the top of this privacy notice, marking your communication “Private and Confidential – FAO Connected Places Catapult Data Protection Manager”
Telephone: +44 (0)1908 359 999
We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time to ensure that it remains accurate. In the event that these changes result in any material difference to the manner in which we process your personal data then we will provide you with an updated copy of the Policy and signpost you to specific changes.