Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers users of this website,, which is operated by Cyber North, the cyber security cluster for the North East. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about users of this website, and our compliance with EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and UK DPA (Data Protection Act). It also explains our use of cookies.

What is GDPR and DPA?

GDPR and the DPA protect your personal data by telling organisations what they can and can’t do with your data. This includes:

  • Your data being processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner.
  • Your data being processed for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes.
  • Your data being adequate, relevant, and not excessive.
  • Your data being accurate and up to date.
  • Your data not being kept longer than necessary.
  • Your data being processed securely. 

The information we collect about you

When you visit our website we collect and process analytical data from your visit. This includes website and webpage traffic data, behaviour flow data, and broad location data.

We also collect and process information that you share with us, for example user registrations, comments, likes, contact form entries, and mailing list subscriptions. 

What we do with your information

Collecting analytical data of your website visit allows us to improve our website and webpage content by identifying user behaviour patterns.​ This does not include any personal or sensitive information.

Where we collect and process information that you share with us, such as your name and email address, we will use this to get in touch with you with relevant material and direct marketing such as upcoming events, new blogs, or news pertaining to the cyber security sector in the North East, if you give consent.

If you send us an enquiry using the contact page, we will use your information to respond to your message.

We will also use your information to contact you about listing your company information on our website, sponsorship opportunities, or calls for event speakers, if we think this may be of interest to you.

Our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. 

Cookies are small files which are saved onto your device’s hard drive that track, save and store information about your website visit e.g. your usage of our website and how you interact with it. This allows you to have a tailored experience during subsequent visits.

Cookies cannot be used to track your movements around the web, and do not collect personal, identifiable information about you. Any information collected is used for statistical analysis.

If you would like to decline cookies, you can do so by using the settings on your browser. 

How we protect your data

We do not collect any ‘sensitive’ information about you. Any data we collect is categorised as ‘personal’ data, for which we follow the relevant GDPR requirements.

The information you provide us will only ever be used for our own CyberNorth marketing. We will never pass on your information to any third party organisations unless we are required to do so by law.

We take the responsibility of storing your personal data very seriously. We take all relevant security measures to protect your data from being lost, stolen, altered, or misused. Any data we store about you will be held securely and encrypted. We perform regular software updates, information backups, and maintenance.

We do not keep data for longer than necessary, and you can opt out at any time. 

Your consent

We require your explicit consent wherever you share your information with us. To provide your consent we ask you to opt-in using the tick boxes provided. Where you give consent, you allow us to use your information in line with this privacy policy. 

If we make any changes to this policy that affect you, we will get in touch via email. If we need you to re-issue consent for new uses of your data, we will also be in touch, and you can opt-out at any time.

How can I unsubscribe?

Any marketing email you receive will contain a clear ‘unsubscribe’ link. Please use this should you no longer wish to receive emails from us.

How can I exercise my GDPR user rights?

Under GDPR guidelines you also have the right to view the information we hold about you, as well as have your information erased, or updated. If you wish to access, update, or delete the information we hold about you, please email and we will deal with your request as soon as possible.