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Privacy Statement & Cookies


AS-ET Board of Trustees are committed to protecting your privacy as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) or any successor legislation in the UK to the GDPR and Data Protection Act 1998.

As a non-profit making charitable body AS-ET is not required to register as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office but we are expected to follow the conditions laid down in legislation. 

The Data Controller is the AS-ET Board of Trustees.
Our Registered Charity Number is: 1133119
Our registered address 5, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7JL.
You can contact the AS-ET Board of Trustees by email at:


We process personal information about you when you apply for a grant, make a donation by standing order or by invoice, enter a competition or apply for tickets for an AS-ET Lecture or other event.


We only collect the information that is necessary to carry out our functions. We will never pass on your details to third parties, other than as detailed in this statement, without your permission. The Charity Commission require us to keep documents relating to grants and finances for seven years after which they will be destroyed.


We seek your permission to use the email address you provide us with to send you information about AS-ET activities and events. You have the right to ask us to remove you from this data base and can do so by contacting us on or by completing our simple Opt-Out form


All computers on which your data are kept are protected by security software. 

The Information AS-ET keeps on you and what we do with it. 

The lawful basis for processing information

The General Data Protection Regulations require us to have a lawful basis to process your information. They also require us to be clear about what information we keep, why we need it and who we share it with.

Application for Grants

We need to know your name and contact details in order to process your application. We need to know the name of the person who signs for the employer on the form so we can confirm your eligibility for the bursary. We may require progress reports from course providers so we can make a decision to release further funds.

Your application will be circulated to the five AS-ET Trustees who decide if the bursary should be granted. Once the decision is made all but two of the trustees delete your details from their computers. The Secretary of the Board of Trustees and the Bursary Trustee keep records in order to deal with financial matters and to monitor the progress of the bursary. If your application is successful AS-ET will inform the course provider of our decision in order for them to invoice us for the course fee.

In cases where your application has been turned down we need to keep the details of your application for seven years to satisfy the requirements of the Charity Commissioners. 

The legal reason for us to process information from bursary applicants is because of the contract that exists between us.

We would like to use your email to circulate news of events organised by AS-ET. In this case we do it only with your consent.


AS-ET regularly holds special bursary competitions. We need your name, work address, email, employers name and contact details to ensure we can process your application and ensure your eligibility to enter the competition. 

Competition entries are received by the AS-ET Web Manager who forwards them to the Trustee responsible for competitions.  Identities of entrants are removed from the essays before they are sent to the judges.

The details of the winners the Congress Bursary or Special Travel Competitions are passed on to the Institute of Animal Technology Administrator who will make the necessary bookings for the prize. The details for all entrants will be sent to the Editor of Laboratory Animal Technology and Welfare who will consider publishing the essays. The name of the successful entrant will be published in AS-ET literature.

We do this with your consent but it should be pointed out if you withdraw it we will not be able to proceed with your entry.

We would like to use your email to circulate news of events organised by AS-ET. In this case we do it with your consent.

Official Supporters

Standing orders and gift aid forms are dealt with by the AS-ET Secretary who is required by law to process them in accordance with banking and Charity Commission regulations. We need to process this information because of our legal obligations.

Completed Standing Order forms and Gift Aid forms are passed directly by hand or sent by registered post to the Secretary to the AS-ET Board Trustees. The forms are kept in a locked security cabinet for seven years as required by the Charity Commission.

With your consent we will use the email address provided on the forms to send information on AS-ET activities and events.

Corporate Sponsors

We keep contact details of our corporate sponsors in order so send them requests for funding and information about as-et activities and events. We only do this with your consent.

If you wish us to withdraw your name from our database or have any further questions about how AS-ET handles your data please contact or complete the simple Opt-out form

Cookies in use on this site

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect

  • Remember your settings during and between visits

  • Improve the speed/security of the site

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook

  • Continuously improve our website for you

  • Make our marketing more efficient


We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  • Pass data to advertising networks

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

  • Pay sales commissions


You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.


More about our cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Remembering your search settings

  • Showing you which pages you have recently visited

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

  • Remembering your preferences such as colours, text size and layout

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.


Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • YouTube – Privacy Policy powers the videos on our site

  • Google – Privacy Policy

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties


Social website cookies

So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.


Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend. We use Google Analytics.


Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

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