NEWS1 January 2009

Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

Our Commitment To Your Privacy and its associated companies are committed to protecting your privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By submitting personal information to us, registering with us or by posting information on this website, you consent to the collection, storage, use and transfer of your personal information under the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been fulfilled or if you no longer wish to continue being registered for our services.

We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, and otherwise in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

The Information We Collect

We collect information about you:

  • when you register with us
  • request services
  • participate in promotions
  • enter competitions
  • or otherwise provide us with your personal information from your usage of the Website and any other information you post on the Website, e-mail or otherwise send to us.

The type of personal information collected on the Website could include your name, company name, address (including postcode), email address, telephone number (including mobile), user name and password.

Sometimes, we may ask questions where you are not personally identifiable from your response although we may post responses on the Website. These instances will be highlighted to you, but in all other instances, you should assume that we track any information you provide on a personally identifiable basis.

Disclosure of personal, private and confidential material is at you own risk.  Any information you choose to contribute to the Website shall become public information and subject to our Website’s Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy.

Persons under 16 should not disclose to us any personal information without first getting the permission of a parent or a guardian.

Why We Need To Collect Information From You

We use your personal information:

  • to enable us to supply you with the goods and services and information which you have requested;
  • to analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support and improve and develop our business and services we offer;
  • to contact you in order to send you details of our services and any updates which may be of interest to you;
  • to provide you with access to certain parts of the Website;
  • for all other purposes consistent with the proper performance of our operations and business; and
  • to contact you for your views on our products and services.

Uploading Your CV

After you have registered with the Website, you will be able to upload your CV. You will be given the option of allowing recruiters to view your CV. If you select this option, all data contained within your CV will be viewable by recruiters. If you do not select this option, your CV will be hidden and will not be viewable by recruiters via the Website. 

Disclosure of your Personal Information

We may pass your personal information to one of our associated companies who may send you details of services that may be of interest to you and offer you the opportunity to subscribe to them. If you would prefer not to receive this information, please tick the appropriate opt-out box at the registration page or, following registration, by opting-out using the Edit Preferences feature in the My Account section of the Website. Your personal information will not be supplied to any other persons without first obtaining your consent unless we are obliged by law to disclose it.

By using the Website, you consent to the collection and use of this personal information by us in the manner described above.

Only where requested by you, we may pass your personal information to third parties who may send you details of goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would prefer not to receive this information, please tick the appropriate opt-out box at the registration page or or, following registration, by opting-out using the Edit Preferences feature in the My Account section of the Website.

In addition, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your personal information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.


A “cookie” is a piece of software that attaches to the hard drive of your computer and remembers information about the configuration of your computer.

We use this information to track your movements through our Website, to find out how it is being used and to assess its usefulness. Personal information about you is not collected during the tracking process.

You can disable the cookies that we attach if your browser supports this. For further information on how to do this, please refer to  However, you should bear in mind that if you exercise this option, you may be unable to use some of our on-line services.

Below we have described the main cookies we use and what we use them for:

Cookie namePurposeMore Information
Google Analytics:
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These cookies are used to gather information about how visitors use our site. These statistics can be used to generate reports about the site activity. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.Google Analytics Privacy Policy
ASP.NET_SessionIdUsed to create a unique session id for each visitor, so they can be differentiated from other visitors. The cookie tells us that you are actively using our site. This way we can always know, at any given time, how many users we have visiting. 
.ASPXAUTHThis cookie is created when a user successfully logs into the site and is destroyed on logout. The presence of this cookie indicates the user is logged in and allows them to remain authenticated during their session on the website. This cookie is encrypted and contains some user specific information such as their user id. 
pollingA cookie is created whenever a user votes on a poll to indicate they have voted. This prevents repeat polling. 
undefined_sThis cookie is used in validation of surveys to store the last action performed. 
__atuvc from addthis serviceAddThis helps us to integrate social media sharing tools into our website such as Facebook or Twitter and to measure the effectiveness of these sharing tools.AddThis opt-out
DoubleClick (Google)DoubleClick uses a cookie when they serve advertisements so that they can deliver reports on the effectiveness of the ads that appear on our site. The cookie records what advertisements a user has seen and how often.Google Privacy Policy

Third Party Websites

Because we want your experience of the Website to be as informative and useful as possible, we provide a number of links to Third Party Websites. Please always be aware of where you end up and that we do not control such Third Party Websites. Third Party Websites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. We assume no responsibility for the information gathering practices of websites that you are able to access through ours, and we encourage you to review each website’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We take reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.

Access to Information

You have the right to access any personal information that you have submitted to us through the Website. We give you the following options for requesting this information from our database:

  1. Send us an email: Be sure to include your name and clear instructions on what you would like us to do.
  2. Write to us at: Research Magazine, MRS, 15 Northburgh Street, London, EC1V 0JR. Be sure to include your name and clear instructions on what you require.

If you require us to supply you with details of the personal information that we hold about you, then a small charge will be made.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or remove this Privacy Policy at our discretion. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy we will post those changes here. We encourage you to visit this area frequently so as to stay informed. If there is any material change in the type of personal information we collect, we will obtain your permission before we attempt to collect the additional information. We will not make any changes that allow us to give personal information to any other person without obtaining permission from you first.

Your Consent to this Privacy Policy

By using the Website, you are accepting our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term in this Policy, please do not use the Website or submit any personal information.

How to Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the use of information, please e-mail us at or write to us at Research Magazine, MRS, 15 Northburgh Street, London, EC1V 0JR

Please note: The laws and regulations in different countries impose different (and even conflicting) requirements on the internet and data protection. If you are located outside the UK and you contact us please note that any information you provide will be transferred to the UK and by submitting the information you authorise this transfer.