Privacy Policy

This privacy and usage policy refers to the current website for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria (referred to as NIHR ARC NENC).

Statement coverage

This privacy policy only covers the NIHR ARC NENC website – it does not cover the links within this site to external websites.

Data protection

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 (the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR), we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you and only use it in certain ways. The NIHR ARC NENC is the data controller for this website and does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, electronic form or through enquiring about any of our services.

In these circumstances, any personal information you supply will only be used to provide the information or service you have requested. Personal information is not disclosed to third parties unless this is indicated on the web page and/or relevant form at the point of collecting information from you, or as required by law. Personal information is only retained for as long as is necessary. If you have any questions about how we might use your information, or if you are no longer happy for us to hold your information, please email [email protected]

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Changes to this site

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria (referred to as NIHR ARC NENC) reserves the right to move or change its website URLs at any time in order to meet changing business needs and to continually improve its online service. External websites link to this website at their own risk.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying the NIHR ARC NENC are proprietary marks of the NIHR and the Department of Health. If you wish to copy or use the NIHR logo, you must get prior approval from the NIHR copyright manager by contacting the NIHR branding team through [email protected].


The NIHR ARC NENC website and material relating to our work is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy and/or reliability of the materials.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Links to external websites

Links contained in the NIHR ARC NENC website may lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an antivirus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check regularly. Continued use of the NIHR ARC NENC website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page.

Who to contact about the policy

Please email [email protected]