Privacy Notice for UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3)

A privacy policy is referring to all the ways an organisation might get data: from the website, from trade shows, events, personal contacts, third-party websites.

Who is collecting my data?

The UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UCK3) exists to support Cyber Clusters in their mission to drive economic growth in the sector. We do this through funding and by enabling opportunities for networking, knowledge exchange, sharing of best practice, and identification of opportunities for regional and ultimately national growth.

Purpose of this Privacy Notice

This notice is provided within the context of the changes required by the Article 13 & 14 of UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). This notice sets out how we will use your personal data as part of our legal obligations with regard to Data Protection.

What is personal data?

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural living person, otherwise known as a ‘data subject’. A data subject is someone who can be recognised, directly or indirectly, by information such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or data relating to their physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity. These types of identifying information are known as ‘personal data’. Data protection law applies to the processing of personal data, including its collection, use and storage.

What personal data do we collect?

Most of the personal information we collect and process is provided to us directly by you. This includes:

  • Questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact
  • Your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to our email alerts
  • Once you sign up to our email lists we may track what you open and which links you open.
  • 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 our cookie policy 

We also receive data indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios (Please see their privacy notice for how they manage your data).

  • Trade Shows
  • UKC3 Partners & Supporting organisations

We may also send you the surveys that we do for research or customer service purposes, you may or won’t want to respond to them

How will we use your data?

We use personal information for a wide range of purposes, to enable us to carry out our functions as a Community Interest Company (CIC). This includes:

 o   To improve our services.

o   To send periodic emails (using the email address that you have provided) about new initiatives, company updates, events and other information which we understand should be relevant and of legitimate interest to you.

o   To share general information, news and views about UKC3 and developments across the wider global cyber ecosystem.

o   From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.

o   We will never sell your information.

o   We will not collect any personal information data from you which is irrelevant and not necessary.

What is the legal basis for processing my data?

To process this personal data, our legal reason for collecting or processing this data is: Article 6(1)

  1. you have freely given your consent – it will be clear to you what you are consenting to and how you can withdraw your consent, when using our website and managing the Cookie settings available on all pages.

What will happen if I do not provide this data?

If you do not sign up for the e-newsletters and provide us with your contact details you will not receive these updates.

Who will your data be shared with?

We may share this information with our UKC3 recognised clusters:

See more information about the recognised clusters here:

We will let you know if we are going to share your personal data with other organisations – and whether you can say no. You can ask us for details of agreements we have with other organisations for sharing your information.

You can also ask us for details of any circumstances in which we can pass on your personal data without telling you. This might be, for example, to prevent and detect crime or to produce anonymised statistics.

We won’t make your personal data available for commercial use without your specific permission.

How long will my data be held for?

We will only retain your personal data for 1 year in line with UKC3 retention policy:

  • it is needed for the purposes set out in this document,
  • the law requires us to

Will my data be used for automated decision making or profiling?

We will not use your data for any automated decision making. If we need to do so, we will let you know.

Will my data be transferred outside the UK and if it is how will it be protected?

We will not usually send your data overseas. If we need to do so, we will let you know

Links to other websites

Where we provide links to websites of other organisations, this privacy notice does not cover how that organisation processes personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy notices of the other websites you visit.

 What are your data protection rights?

You have rights over your personal data under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the supervisory authority for data protection legislation, and maintains a full explanation of these rights on their website

UKC3 will ensure that we uphold your rights when processing your personal data.

How do I complain?

Data Controllers Title: UKC3 Chair

Data Controllers Address: Hub8 Unit H2, The Brewery Quarter, High Street, Cheltenham, England, GL50 3FF

Data Controllers: Email address –

If you’re unhappy with the way we have handled your personal data and want to make a complaint, please write to the Data controllers. You can contact the Data Controller using the details above.

How to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you believe that your personal data has been misused or mishandled, you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. You may also contact them to seek independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing.

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Telephone: 0303 123 1113


Any complaint to the Information Commissioner is without prejudice to your right to seek redress through the courts.

Changes to our privacy notice

We may make changes to this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, UKC3 will take reasonable steps to let you know.

This notice was last updated on 09/09/2021.