Privacy Policy

Commonwealth Chemistry privacy policy updated February 2021

Our contact details

Name: Commonwealth Chemistry
Address: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 290-292 Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB4 0WF
Phone Number: 01223 420066
E-mail: Contact us

What type of information we have

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers and contact details (for example, name, email address)
  • data relating to your place of employment and affiliations

How we get the information and why we have it

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

  • To receive updates from Commonwealth Chemistry on activities relating to its work or principles (for example email updates on Commonwealth Chemistry work and activities)
  • To interact with the Commonwealth Chemistry website (for example submitting content, or ‘liking’ content)

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

What we do with the information we have

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

  • Deliver the services that you consented to e.g. direct mailing
  • To keep you informed of Commonwealth Chemistry activities
  • To monitor usage and contributions to the Commonwealth Chemistry website

We may share this information with the Royal Society of Chemistry and Ollie Ford who administer services on our behalf.  We may also contract with data processors.

How we store your information

Your information is securely stored on a cloud server based in the UK.

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 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 information in certain circumstances.
Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the 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 if you wish to make a request.


How to complain

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

Changes to this Statement

This statement is not a contract, and it does not create any legal rights or obligations. We may change this Statement from time to time in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices and we will update the date at the top of the Statement accordingly. We encourage you to regularly check this Statement online for changes.