This website was launched by a consortium of partners brought together by global innovation catalyst Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub and led by UCL Engineering.
We are committed to providing transparency about any information or data we collect about you as set out below.
For the purposes of data protection, UCL is the controller.
Name and contact details of our organisation
Faculty of Engineering Office, Engineering Front Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
You can call us on +44 (0)20 3108 4088
The information we collect from you
If you register with InnovationAction.org as a mentor, or submit any other data, we will use the following information that you provide us with:
- Your name, email address, postal address and any other information you voluntarily provide to us via our website and online forms.
- Your IP address (which is a unique identifier that computers and devices use to identify and communicate with each other) which is automatically recognised by the web server.
What are cookies?
Automatically collected access information
Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.
Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site, and the “cookie information” described below.
We may use the following types of cookies
- Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain in the internet browser’s folder of your computer until you close the browser. Our website uses a session cookie which is stored in your browser until you close it to ensure connections to our servers are distributed evenly to provide optimal performance.
- Persistent/Permanent cookies – these remain in the internet browser’s folder of your computer for longer than the time you are visiting this website and enable certain functionality such as remembering previous visitors and pre-filling forms with your data. This type of cookie does not store any other type of information and is not used for any other purposes.
- Analytical cookies – Our website uses Google Analytics cookies (third party cookie) for the following purposes:
- a cookie to record the time of your first visit to website, the time of your most recent visit to the website and the time of your current visit;
- a cookie to record how long you stayed on the website;
- a cookie to record how you located our website (i.e. Google search, keyword, link from other page etc).
We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please visit the Google Privacy and Data Sharing pages.
The cookies we use for these purposes do not track your Internet usage after leaving our website and we do not store your personal information. They will also not be used in connection with any other information to identify you in any way.
To prevent Google Analytics cookies being set, you may wish to install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On
Can I opt out of cookies?
For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit All About Cookies.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website. For information on how to manage cookies on a mobile phone, games console or internet-enabled television, you should refer to the operations manual specific to each device. We will give you the opportunity to opt out of any third-party cookies where data about your interaction with our website is collected.
How we use the information about you
We will use the information we hold about you:
- To communicate with you about InnovationAction.org, our activities, technologies and opportunities you may be interested in. When we collect information from you, we will task your permission to use your innformation to contact you in future.
- To deal with your requests and enquiries.
- To contact you for reasons related to your enquiry.
- To use your IP address to monitor traffic and gather browsing behaviours of visitors to our websites. We will not use your IP address to identify you in any way.
- Provide anonymous data and aggregated data to our stakeholders, funders and to other interested parties.
- To create interactive maps on our website, for example, the location of manufacturing facilities in different countries. If we have collected information from you for mapping purposes, we will display the location of any facilities as being at a random point within a 10km radius of your actual location.
- To connect individuals and organisations with third parties (for example to provide information to a designer about production facilities). To do this we may pass on your contact details to a third party.
The lawful basis for how we use your data
The lawful basis for using your personal data is that it is in our legitimate interest to administer, promote and further InnovationAction.org, its work, and the work of its stakeholders and consortium partners, in line with our stated purpose to “source global solutions to global challenges".
Who we share your personal data with
Your personal data will be collected and processed primarily by UCL staff.
- We may share your personal data with the parties such as our communications and marketing partners, for the purposes of sending out communications from us to you, such as emails.
- We may share your personal data with our project partners, such as but not limited to Frontier Technologies Hub, in furtherance of our legitimate interests, for example, to enable them to match individuals to projects so they can serve as mentors.
- We may share your contact details with third parties in order to connect individuals and organisations with those third parties (for example to provide information to a designer about production facilities they have located on our map).
- We may also share your personal information with the police and other law enforcement agencies for the purposes of crime prevention or detection. This is done on a strictly case by case basis and through a tightly controlled process to ensure we comply with current data protection legislation and other relevant legislation.
Protecting your information
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to a destination external to our own secure network.
How long we keep your data
We will hold any data you provide us with when you register for as long as you remain registered and until the InnovationAction.org website closes. You can opt out or update your data at any time.
How to de-register, unsubscribe from our email list or update your details
You can unsubscribe from Mailchimp mailings using the link which is included in every email sent via Mailchimp. If you wish to update any other information you have submitted to us, or have it removed, please contact InnovationAction@ucl.ac.uk
How to contact us
Policy last update
This policy was last updated on 13/11/2020
Your rights and what to do if you want to complain
- Under certain circumstances, you may have the following rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data:
- Right to request access to your personal data
- Right to request correction of your personal data
- Right to request erasure of your personal data
- Right to object to processing of your personal data
- Right to request restriction of the processing your personal data
- Right to request the transfer of your personal data
- Right to withdraw consent.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please email our data protection officer or write to: University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
The UCL Ethics and Data Protection appoval number associated with this project is Z636410620190108.
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office about matters relating to data protection