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Privacy policy

The The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) website (www.defra.gov.uk/fera) and any subsidiary websites in the domain fera.defra.gov.uk are owned and operated by Fera. Fera does not automatically collect personal information from visitors to this site, unless it is voluntarily provided.

Some non-personal information is collected by the Fera webserver, in order to continually improve the site and tailor it to the needs of visitors to the site.

Information tracked includes the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g. Netscape©, Microsoft © Internet Explorer), the type of operating system (e.g. Apple Macintosh©, Microsoft Windows©) in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor's Internet Service Provider (e.g. AOL©) or corporate domain.

By having this information, Fera is able to review the number of visitors to the site but only in an aggregate and non-personally identifiable form.

Email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known to Fera only when voluntarily submitted.

Fera will only collect personal information with consent of users of the site. Cases may include but are not limited to the following:

  • (i) registration for marketing communications
  • (ii) subscription to parts of the site
  • (iii) submission of general enquiries

Fera may use such information for the purpose of communicating with the user in the future (to the extent that is explained when visitors provide the information).

We will never share, sell or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law.

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