Privacy and Cookies Policy

We recognise the importance of your personal privacy. This privacy policy sets out how BU Innovations Limited (BUI/ we/ our/ us) collects, uses and shares your personal information, and your rights in relation to the personal information that you give to us when you use the website (our site). Under the data protection legislation, BUI is a data controller of any personal information that could identify you that you provide to us through our site when you register to use it or when you use the site’s communication channels to get in touch. This means that BUI has the core legal responsibility to safeguard the information and ensure it is processed in accordance with data protection legislation. The data protection legislation refers to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. In particular BUI must:

- Provide you with clear information about how and why we process your personal information and the legal basis of the processing: this information is set out below;
- Take steps to ensure that the personal information it processes is accurate and up to date;
- Only process your personal information for the specific purposes and in the ways we have told you about, save for exceptional circumstances; and
- Keep your personal information secure.

Information we collect about you

We may collect and process the following personal information about you: Information you give to us (submitted information) You may give us submitted information by through the communication channels in Predict GI Cancer in IDA app. The information you give us may include your name and email address. To gain insight into the current usage of the Predict GI Cancer in IDA app and to plan its future development, metrics about the app usage will be recorded. Internal website metrics include CPU usage, load average, memory usage, disk usage, bandwidth public. These metrics provide an overall estimate of server health, monitor network traffic and alert us when memory is low. A constant awareness of server performance will allow the app research team to foresee and prevent many issues before they occur.

Cookies and how we use them

Cookies are small files that are placed on your device to collect information about how you browse our site. This helps us to provide you with a better website by monitoring which pages you find useful and which pages you don’t. We don’t gather any personal or identifying information using cookies. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use our site to help us analyse data about web traffic and improve our site for users. This is used for statistical analysis and we don’t allow Google to use or share our analytics data. Please see Google Analytics commitment to data privacy and security for more information.

Changing your settings

Google Analytics provides website visitors Google Analytics opt-outs for the web, which provides a browser add-on for opting out of Google Analytics tracking altogether.

What do we do with information we gather from our site?

If you contact us through the site’s communications channels we will use your personal information to contact you if you raise any queries or concerns with us about the contents of the site and/or the Predict GI Cancer in IDA app. We will retain your personal information for the service life of the app (which is expected to be a maximum of five years). Once the service life of the app has expired, all your personal information will be securely deleted. The lawful basis for our processing your personal information will be because it is necessary for our legitimate interests i.e. being able to respond to enquiries from users in relation to the use of the site and the app, fix bugs reported by the users, update the app, and plan its future development. We will use the information about you that we gather from our site to:

- Administer our site, including troubleshooting;
- Improve our site to ensure the content is displayed in the most effective manner for you and your computer; and
- As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

If you have expressed an interest in collaborating on future research projects connected to the prediction of GI cancer in IDA patients, we may share your details with Bournemouth University (BU) to facilitate any such potential collaboration.

Is my information secure?

We are committed to keeping your personal information secure, and we have physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard the personal information we collect from you. Information that you provide to us will be securely held on a server at BU and they will process your personal data on our behalf. Only the research team that developed the Predict GI Cancer in IDA app and the app maintenance team will have access to these e-mails and such access will be through protected credentials accounts. You should be aware of the following, however: If you email us, the possibility exists, however remote, that unauthorised people might be able to intercept your message. We aren't responsible for the privacy of emails except those stored on BU’s servers.

What about links to other websites?

Our site may contain links to other websites. We don’t have any control over the websites we link to, so we can’t be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide on those websites. The websites we link to aren’t governed by this privacy policy and you should look at their privacy policy to make sure you are happy with how they will handle your data before you submit any personal information. See our website terms and conditions for more information.

Your rights

Under the data protection legislation you have rights to ask for information about how we process your data and to see the data being processed. You also have a right to ask for rectification/correction of any inaccurate personal data being processed by a data controller, and in certain circumstances you will have the right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted or stopped. Most of these rights are subject to some exceptions or exemptions, depending on the purposes for which personal information is being processed. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, you should contact our Data Protection Officer on If you have any questions or concerns about the data processing described above, you can contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) on or +44 (0) 1202 961315 or by post: Data Protection Officer, Bournemouth University, Poole House, 5th Floor, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB, UK. If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal information, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner:

Online reporting:
Tel: 0303 123 1113
Post:Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF UK.

You can find out more about your rights under the data protection legislation from the Information Commissioner’s Office website available at: