Last updated: 1 December 2009
This statement covers the services provided by the Government Chemist website: www.governmentchemist.org.uk
The Data Controller for this website is LGC Limited.
Confidentiality and security
Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the 'Data Protection Act' 1998 and 'Data protection Regulations' 2003. By submitting a request to receive information about the Government Chemist programme, you agree to your personal information being processed by LGC Limited solely for that purpose.
The Government Chemist website is managed by LGC Limited, under contract with the National Measurement Office (NMO).
The information we collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Government Chemist website and the way it is used. On some pages you can download publications, submit a comment or a question, and register to receive information.
No registration is required to view the material on this site.
All publications on this site are available to download free of charge without prior registration.
Information about the Government Chemist programme
You can request information from the Government Chemist programme by Email, by accessing the 'Keep me informed' area of the site. For this, you will be required to provide personal information, such as your name and Email address. This information is required for us to undertake this service. Your details will not be passed to third parties except for the purposes of market research.
You can cancel your subscription to receive regular updates by clicking on the 'Remove me from your mailing list' link on any update sent or by contacting the Government Chemist programme at LGC. If you cancel your registration, your details will be removed from our records.
We will use the information you give us to provide this service. We may occasionally contact subscribers to help us evaluate and improve the service that we offer.
Comments and questions
If you send an enquiry by Email to the Government Chemist website, it may not always be possible for LGC to provide the information requested directly. In such circumstances we may pass your enquiry to another party to respond.
The material on this site is primarily aimed at the stakeholders of the Government Chemist function and programme (i.e. NMO, LGC, Public analysts, regulators, etc.). However, none of the information or material on this site is deemed to be obscene or anyway harmful to children.
However, if you are under 16 years old, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the website. You should not provide us with personal information without your parent/guardian's prior consent.
Voluntary disclosure of information
You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online, personal or otherwise, that information could be collected and used by others. LGC has no means to control this!
Site usage information
Other organisations to which the Government Chemist website links may also have the ability to assign a different cookie to you in a process that we do not control. However, since cookies cannot be used for identifying individuals, the operators of these other sites will never know who you are either.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to analyse how the site is used and to improve its design and ease of use.
The Government Chemist website contains links to other websites. LGC is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave the Government Chemist website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.