Privacy Policy

(Updated May 2018)

Who we are

The SIU (www.science-union.org) is a non-profit organization, founded in Oxford in 2016, with a core organizational team of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from across scientific disciplines. The SIU is committed to inspiring entrepreneurship in young scientists from diverse backgrounds through the provision of a first-of-its-kind, globally interconnected networking, communications, and training platform. The mission of the SIU is to facilitate collaboration between academia, industry, society, and government in an effort to bridge the knowledge-translation gap in science. The SIU aims to open the eyes of our audience to the pulse of ongoing scientific innovation and disrupt the traditional focus on only academic careers in graduate scientific training. Our platform is supported by four operational arms: events & networking, communications, education, and editorials. These four arms synergistically engage researchers across both the private and public sectors, sparking the critical pre-venture-stage conversations that drive scientific innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information and how we use it.

Types of data we collect

Website Cookies

Our websites use cookies to collect information.  This includes information about browsing behaviour by people who access our websites.  This includes information about pages viewed. Detailed information is set out in our Cookie Policy.

Analytics Information

When someone visits www.science-union.org we use Squarespace’s analytics tools to help us measure, usage trends and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow and third parties to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our free membership and regional e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to inform you about upcoming events & workshops nearby you, tell you about our latest publications in our editorial site and inform you about the latest innovation in Science. We don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.

Ticketing Data and Third Parites

We use a third-party provider, Eventbrite, to manage our event registration. When you register for a free ticket (or tickets) or a free membership online your name, email, location and institution data will be stored in our mailing list (see “Mailing Lists” above). Please be assured that we do not share your personal details with any other company without your consent.

Who we share your data with

We do not share our data with anybody.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer at admin@science-union.org.