Centre for Research & Enterprise
  1. Introduction

This Privacy Notice explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data and how we’ll keep it safe.

We know that there’s a lot of information here, but we want you to be fully informed about your rights and how Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise uses your data;

We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with us.

It’s likely that we’ll need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. We’ll notify you of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.

  1. What is the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise?

The Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise is a commercial company owned by the Laws Agricultural Trust, the BBSRC and Rothamsted Research.

  1. Explaining the legal bases we rely on

The law on data protection sets out several different reasons for which a company may collect and process your personal data, including:


In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent, for example when you tick a box to receive email newsletters.

When collecting your personal data, we’ll always make clear to you which data is necessary in connection with a particular service (for instance, use of the Conference Centre, the Manor House, or tenant opportunities)

Contractual obligations

In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligations.

For instance, if you are joining us as a tenant, we will need to collect certain details to enable us to prepare tenancy agreements.

Legal compliance 

If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.  

For instance, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting us to law enforcement.

Legitimate interest 

We will also use your address details to send you direct marketing information by email and post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you.

  1. When do we collect your personal data?
  1. What sort of personal data do we collect?
  1. How and why do we use your personal data?
  1. How we protect your personal data

We know how much data security matters to all our customers. With this in mind, we will treat your data with the utmost care and take all appropriate steps to protect it.

Access to your personal data is password-protected and we regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

  1. How long will we keep your personal data?

Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

  1. Who do we share your personal data with?

We sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties, such as Rothamsted Research, if there may be an opportunity to collaborate.


What is the policy we apply to those organisations to keep your data safe and protect your privacy?

  1. What are your rights over your personal data?

You have the right to request:

  1. How can you stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing?

Click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email communication that we send you. We will then stop any further emails from that particular area of the portfolio. Please note that you may continue to receive communications for a short period after changing your preferences while our systems are fully updated.



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