Privacy Policy

UK Acoustics Network’s Privacy Notice concerns the personal information this EPSRC network collects and processes.

Who we are
UK Acoustics Network (UKAN) is an emerging group of people with a shared interest or activity in acoustics who exchange information and contacts for professional or collaborative purposes. We are funded by the EPSRC for 3 years in the first instance to bring together engineers, developers, researchers and scientists working in different areas of acoustics, enhancing communication between groups, providing a focus for collaborations and innovations, and maximising the future impact of acoustics based research in the UK.

UKAN is led by two Professors, Kirill Horoshenkov at The University of Sheffield (TUOS) is our Director and Richard Craster at Imperial College London (ICL) is our Co-Director.

We are nominally based at The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 3JD, England

What information do we collect?
UKAN collects personal data from you when you create an account with us, register for a newsletter/e-newsletter, buy tickets for our events, make a donation/become a supporter – as well as from any email correspondence that you might send us.

When we ask you to provide your personal data, we will let you know why we are asking and how your data will be used by referring you to our Privacy Notice. Personal information includes your title, name, email address, institution/company name and website address. We only collect the personal information that is necessary to meet UKAN’s needs and to provide you with the services you have requested.

What does UKAN do with my personal information?
We collect personal data from you where there is a valid legal basis for doing so, such as to fulfil a contract with you or because you have given your consent.

We rely on your consent for our information/marketing communications. If you wish to hear from us about our meetings and workshops and have given us permission to contact you, we will send you information and updates on our work by email. We may also provide you with information on meetings and conferences etc. that are closely linked with the development of acoustics that we hosted by other Universities and institutions (trusted partners that we anticipate will be of interest to you).  We will only contact you if we have received your permission and you can opt out of receiving communications at any time by updating your preferences on your Account Dashboard or by contacting info@acoustics.ac.uk.

Who we might share your information with
We never disclose personal data to any third parties. Your data is never sold or shared commercially. It is only used by UKAN.

How can I access the information about me?
You can correct your information that you submitted for UKAN’s Database by updating your preferences on your Account Dashboard or by contacting info@acoustics.ac.uk.

Use of photographs
When a photographer commissioned by UKAN is present at any of our events, we may use the resulting images on this website and in publicity materials. Permission to use the images for promotional purposes is requested from the subjects (or their parents/carers) at the time the photographs are taken. However, if you have a reason why and image should not be used, please contact us at info@acoustics.ac.uk. You can request the removal of your image at any time by contacting info@acoustics.ac.uk, in which case we will endeavour to remove the image where possible. Instances where this might not be possible are on social media if the image has already been shared, or in marketing materials that have already been printed.

Children’s privacy
Some of the events and information used by UKAN may be of interest to children and young people. Children under the age of 14 should request permission from a parent, guardian or teacher before making any type of online enquiry.

Privacy Policy updated 20 May 2018.