Privacy & Cookies

Privacy & Cookies

John Innes Foundation (we or us) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.


John Innes Foundation (we or us) is committed to protecting your data and respecting your privacy.
This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use any personal information we may obtain.

What information we collect

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Details of visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access.
The IP address you are accessing the site from, operating system and browser type, for system and security administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Cookies contain information specific to our website that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They are predominantly used to remember your preferences. Cookies and JavaScript settings can be disabled through adjusting the setting on your browser. This may limit access to certain areas of our website.

How we use your information

We use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
To notify you about changes to our site.
Cookies help us to improve our site and deliver a better, more personalised service. This information obtained enables us to:
Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
Speed up your searches.
Recognise you when you return to our site.

How we store your information

Your information is stored in secure electronic systems on secure servers.

Security of your information

We are committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure. Your personal information is created, stored and transmitted securely in a variety of electronic formats. Access to your personal information is limited to staff who have a legitimate interest in it for the purposes of carrying out their contractual duties.
Note that, although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


If you have any questions about how your personal information is used, or wish to exercise any of your rights, you can contact the Communications team.