Who we are

We are Edinburgh Genomics, a genomics & bioinformatics facility at the University of Edinburgh. Our website address is: https://genomics.ed.ac.uk/.

Address: Edinburgh Genomics, Ashworth Laboratories, Charlotte Auerbach Road, The King’s Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, EH9 3FL, Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 651 3633
E-mail: genomics@ed.ac.uk

This is a Privacy Policy which is applicable to this website (https://genomics.ed.ac.uk/), all of its pages and any data you submit through this website (chiefly through the “Project Enquiry​” form on the “Contact” page).

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site and the Twitter feed on the Home Page may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Contact form

In relation to the “Project Enquiry​” form on the “Contact” page:

  • When you submit an enquiry you choose to submit various pieces of information, such as your contact details (e.g. your name and email address) and information about your project. This data is necessary in order for us to get in touch with you to further discuss your enquiry. Only Edinburgh Genomics staff can access the information you submit.
  • We receive the enquiries to our email address, and this is where the data remains unless you contact us and ask us to remove it. The data are not shared with any third-party entities.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful basis we rely on for processing this information is: your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting genomics@ed.ac.uk.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you submit a “Project Enquiry​” form on the “Contact” page, the information you submit may be retained indefinitely. This is so we can use the information to best assist you with your enquiry.

What rights you have over your data

Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Edinburgh Genomics correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Edinburgh Genomics to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Edinburgh Genomics erase your personal data, under certain conditions. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Edinburgh Genomics restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Edinburgh Genomics’ processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Edinburgh Genomics transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact genomics@ed.ac.uk.

Where your data is sent

Any enquiries submitted through the website may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


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Privacy policies of other websites

This website may contain links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Edinburgh Genomics keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 24th August 2023.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: genomics@ed.ac.uk

Call us: 0131 651 3633

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Edinburgh Genomics has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Email: Scotland@ico.org.uk

Address: The Information Commissioner’s Office – Scotland, Queen Elizabeth House, Sibbald Walk, Edinburgh, EH8 8FT

Telephone: 0303 123 1115

Website: https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/who-we-are/scotland-office/

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