Privacy Policy

When we need to handle personal information about you, this is how we look after that information.

Privacy Notice

Women in Nuclear (WiN UK) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy notice sets out the standards you can expect from us when we collect, hold or use your personal information.

We will ensure that we will treat all personal information in accordance with data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).

It is important that you read this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information.

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Data protection principles

We will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal information we hold about you must be:

  1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way
  2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes
  3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes
  4. Accurate and kept up to date
  5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about
  6. Kept securely

What type of information we have

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymised data). We may collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and personal email addresses
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Recruitment information (including copies of right to work documentation, references and other information included in a CV or cover letter or as part of the application process)
  • Employment records (including job titles, work history, working hours, holidays, training records and professional memberships)

Please note, the above list is not exhaustive.

How did we get the information and why do we have it?

The most common reasons that we will hold your information are if you:

  • are a current or previous volunteer
  • previously applied or are in the process of applying to be a volunteer
  • register as a member
  • attended WiN UK hosted event or course

Again, this is not an exhaustive set of circumstances.

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to work with or provide services for you
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation
  • Where it is necessary for legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests

We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:

  • Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests)
  • Where it is needed in the public interest (or for official purposes)

Please see the ‘Your data protection rights’ section for more information on withdrawing your consent.

What we do with the information

We may have originally shared your data with third parties, including data processors who process data on our behalf. We make sure that our data processors comply with all relevant requirements under data protection legislation. This is defined in the contractual arrangements. We may have also transferred your personal data outside of the EU. If this was the case you can expect a similar degree of protection in respect of your personal information.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

How we store your information

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We will only hold onto your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for. All records are retained and securely destroyed in accordance with our records retention schedule. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal information are available upon request.

Your data protection rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your data. These are:

  • the right to be informed when data is collected
  • the right of access to your data
  • the right to rectification of your data – to correct inaccurate or incomplete data
  • the right to erasure of your data (except in certain circumstances) – we will delete your data if requested unless there is a legal obligation to process your data
  • the right to restrict processing – we can retain as much data is necessary to ensure the restriction is respected in the future
  • the right to data portability – where we can, where possible, provide your information in a structured, commonly used, machine readable form when asked
  • the right to object to the processing of data – where you can object to the processing of data for direct marketing or research purposes
  • rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling, to reduce the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention

You also have a right to withdraw any consent you may have given us to process your data and a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). More details on these rights can be found below and on the ICO’s website.

How to complain

If you wish to make a complaint to Women in Nuclear UK about the way in which we have processed your personal information please get in touch with us by email: 

If you remain dissatisfied with the response received, you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights, and they can investigate and adjudicate on any data protection related concerns you raise with them. They can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
0303 123 1113

ICO website

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more, fill in the form below and a member of our team will contact you.