Data protection and privacy policy

It is a requirement of the usage of BIGF services, that you permit the retention of your name, email address and organisation in a BIGF database - we use this information to track your publications, to notify you of any change to service, and to notify you of any future requirements of BIGF from its users. To be able to access BIGF services you must select the appropriate checkbox in the data request form.

The NERC British Isles continuous GNSS Facility (BIGF) is committed to protecting your privacy on-line. We will treat any personal information that you provide, meaning data from which you can be identified, that is: your name, work address, e-mail address and telephone number, that you provide to us, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, part of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). This Privacy Policy sets out the way we deal with personal information.

Your personal information and any other information obtained via this web site will be held by BIGF:

British Geological Survey
Nicker Hill
NG12 5GG
United Kingdom

We will not provide it to any third party without your permission unless we are required, by law, to do so.

Related FAQs:

  • What personal information do we hold?
    When you make a request for data or product, we ask you to provide personal information that is required for the Facility to operate a service, and to satisfy the reporting requirements set out by NERC.
  • What use do we make of personal information?
    Your personal information will be used only for the purposes of communicating with you in relation to our products and services, for system administration of the web server and to satisfy any NERC requirement. We do not sell, trade or rent your information to other parties.
  • How do we protect your personal information?
    We use all reasonable endeavour to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration, and have appropriate security measures in place to assist us to do so. Only authorised employees, who are under appropriate confidentiality obligations, will have access to your personal information. However, (where applicable) you will be responsible for, and must take all due care to protect, any user ID or password that we provide for your use at our website.
  • How can I amend personal information, or ask for its removal?
    This can be done at any time by email, or by writing to the person at BIGF nominated as its representative for the purpose of the DPA 2018 - Dr David Baker, at the address above.