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Privacy and Cookie Policy

BRCA-DIRECT is funded by a Cancer Research UK grant awarded to Prof. Clare Turnbull at the Institute of Cancer Research. This privacy policy explains how we use the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Date of last update: 29 November 2021


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The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information that you enter onto our website:

  • Full name

  • Email Address


How we get the personal information and why we have it

The personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • To make enquiries through our ‘contact us’ page.


We use the information that you have given us in order to:

  • Reply to your enquiries.


Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are (a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting


How we store your personal information​

All information collected on our website is not stored externally from our host platform,


Our website is hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to share our information with you. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Please see’s privacy policy for more details


Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at +44 (0)20 3437 6514 or if you wish to make a request.



What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.


For further information , visit


How do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Understanding how you use our website.

  • Functionality relating to third-party applications, including social sharing from Twitter.


Our website is hosted by Wix who use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To provide a great experience for you.

  • To identify registered members (users who are registered to our site)

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix's platform.

  • To ensure the Wix platform is secure and safe to use. 



What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Essential cookies - These cookies enable core functionality such as security, verification of identity and network management. These cookies can’t be disabled.

  • Marketing - These cookies are used to track advertising effectiveness to provide a more relevant service and deliver better ads to suit your interests.

  • Functional - These cookies collect data to remember choices users make to improve and give a more personalised experience.

  • Analytics - These cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our website, discover errors and provide a better overall analytics.

  • Social Media Cookies and Other Third Party Cookies - These cookies are set by social media services added to our websites that enable you to view and share our content with your colleagues, friends and networks. For more information on how these cookies are used, please visit the relevant third-party privacy pages. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use of see the social media sharing tools.


How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.


Privacy policies of other websites

The website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.


How to contact us


Address: Institute of Cancer Research, 15 Cotswold Road, Sutton, SM2 5NG

Phone Number: +44 (0)20 3437 6514



How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.


The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:

The type of pesonal inforaion we collect
How we get the personal information and why we have it
How we store your personal information
Your data protection rights
Privacy policies of other websites
How to contact us
How to complain
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