Privacy Policy

Introduction  

The James Dyson Foundation (“we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

This privacy policy explains what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use the information we collect about you, the control you have over your personal information and the procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

This privacy policy applies to the personal information we collect through this website and that you choose to share with us in relation to the James Dyson Award. For more information on the James Dyson Foundation, including how the James Dyson Foundation processes your personal information, please click here.

By sharing your personal information with us, you confirm that you have read and understood the terms of this privacy policy. We take responsibility for the personal information we collect about you, and we aim to be transparent about how we handle it, and give you control over it.

 

What personal information do we collect?

We collect personal information from you in a number of ways, including through cookies, registration for the James Dyson Award and emails sent to us via our website. You may choose to share that information with us or we may collect it using other means.

 

Information you share with us

We collect personal information that you share with us when you contact us or interact with us through our website, email, phone or otherwise.

We require competitors registered on our website to provide us with their name, contact details, date of birth and details about (and proof of) their education history.

You can choose not to provide us with certain information or ask that any information you have previously shared is removed. If you do so, you may not be able to take full advantage of our service.

 

Information from your online interactions

We collect and store limited personal information and anonymous, aggregate statistics from all visitors on our websites, whether you actively provide us with that information or merely browse our websites. This includes the internet protocol (IP) address of the device you are using, the browser software you are using, your operating system, the date and time of access, the internet address of the website from which you link through to our website and information on how you use our websites. 

  • We use this information so that we can see how long our websites take to load, how they are used, the number of visitors to the different sections of our websites, and what information visitors look at most. It also helps identify any part of our website that isn’t working as well as it should – so we can fix things and make our website better for you and other users.

We do not link information collected from your online interactions with any records we may have of you as a customer of Dyson.

  • We use this information so that we can see how long our websites take to load, how they are used, the number of visitors to the different sections of our websites, and what information visitors look at most. It also helps identify any part of our website that isn’t working as well as it should – so we can fix things and make our website better for you and other users.

We do not link information collected from your online interactions with any records we may have of you as a customer of Dyson.

Cookies

When you use our websites we may also want to use the information collected by cookies. “Cookies” are small files that websites save onto your device via your web browser. They’ve been around since the mid-1990’s and are one of the most widely used technologies on the internet.

Some cookies that we use will collect personal information about you. Any personal information that is collected will be used in accordance with this privacy policy. By continuing to use our websites, you accept that cookies may be set on your device. Please note that we currently do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

 

Email Communications

If you send us email messages, you will automatically provide us with your electronic mail address, as well as any other personally identifiable information you include in the text of your message.

As long as you are happy for us to do so, we would like to keep you posted on anything that’s happening at the James Dyson Foundation which we think you might like to know about. You can find out how to update or change whether you would like to hear from us, or stop us contacting you, in the section below entitled ‘Your Control and Choices’.

Sometimes we receive notifications when you open an e-mail from us; we use these statistics to help our teams to make our e-mails as interesting as possible by providing you with interesting content and experiences.

 

How do we use your personal information?

The main reason for collecting and using your personal information is to enable your application and progress through the James Dyson Award process.

 

Information you share with us

We use the personal information you share with us in the following ways:

  • To contact you regarding your progress through the award, or any publicity opportunities we’d like you to get involved in;
  • To respond to your queries and requests;
  • To communicate with you;
  • To provide updates to you about any changes to our policies, terms and conditions and any other matters which we may need to tell you;

We’ll only contact you if you’ve asked us to. Registering as a competitor means that you allow us to contact you regarding your progress through the award, or any publicity opportunities we’d like you to get involved in.

 

Information from your online interactions

We use the personal information from your online interactions (collected using cookies):

  • For profiling and statistical analysis of our visitor’s behaviour when using our websites;
  • To show you information about the James Dyson Award that we think is relevant to you, both on third party sites and on social media

 

Other potential uses of your personal information

We may also use your personal information:

  • To comply with our legal obligations

 

What personal information do we share with third parties?

We may share your personal information with certain third parties who provide services on our behalf. They only have access to the personal information they need to perform those services. They are required to keep your personal information confidential and may not use it other than as we ask them to and always in accordance with this privacy policy.

The third parties who provide services on our behalf fall into the following categories:

  • Our affiliated entities (Including Dyson, Inc. and its affiliates);
  • Third parties that help us with mailing services, financial services, audit services, administrative services, IT technologies (e.g. data storage), security services and insurance claims;
  • Third parties that assist us with our marketing; including helping us to understand how well our online advertising works, or to reach people who are interested in the James Dyson Award;
  • Social media platforms who serve our advertising on their platforms on our behalf (and who we may securely share your personal information with in order to serve this advertising to both you and/or others)

We will also share your personal information if we are required to do so by law, including in response to a legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or to comply with other national, state, provincial or local laws.

If you would like more information on how we share your personal information, please contact us using the details below.

 

Links to third party websites

We may provide links to other websites which are not operated and controlled by the James Dyson Foundation.

We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites, or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.

Third party websites may have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected, used and shared.

  

How long do we keep your personal information?

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy policy, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law.

 

Your controls and choices

We give you control over the personal information we collect about you, to ensure it is accurate and reflects your preferences.

You have the right to access, update and amend personal information that we hold about you. You can also ask us to remove personal information or limit its use.

If the law in your country allows us to impose a fee for giving you access, we will communicate this to you in response to your request.

We will not charge you to update, amend or remove your personal information. If you would like to access, update or amend your personal information or, if you would like us to remove personal information that we hold about you, or limit its use, please contact us using the details below.

We will only send you marketing communications when you have told us that you are happy for us to do so. If you wish to opt out of being contacted by the James Dyson Foundation you may either do so at the time you provide us with your contact details, or at any time by sending an email to jamesdysonaward@dyson.com, or writing to us at The James Dyson Foundation, Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0RP, stating that you do not wish to receive such communications.

 

How do we protect your personal information?

We are committed to protecting your personal information. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures, including encryption, to protect your personal information and privacy, and we review those regularly. We protect your personal information using a combination of physical and IT security controls, including access controls that restrict and manage the way in which your personal information and data is processed, managed and handled. We also ensure that staff are adequately trained in protecting your personal information. Our procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we share your personal information with you.

In the unlikely event that we do suffer a security breach which compromises our protection of your personal information and we need to let you know about it, we will do so.

 

Data transfers, storage and the global handling of your personal information

The James Dyson Foundation is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

We collect personal information in the country in which you live. We then host and store that information in the European Economic Area (EEA). Those third parties that we share your personal information with may handle or transfer your personal information outside of the UK, and outside of the EEA, to other countries in which they have facilities.

We will make sure that both any transfer of your personal information by us or by the third parties that we share your personal information with, and our handling of your personal information, complies with those laws which apply to us. In any case, our transfer, storage and handling of your personal information will continue to be governed by this privacy policy.

By submitting your personal information to us, and by using our websites, you agree to us transferring, storing and handling your personal information in this way.

 

Children

The James Dyson Foundation websites and award process is not aimed at children. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

If you are a child, please do not attempt to become a registered user of our websites or otherwise provide us with any personal information. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained personal information from a child, we will delete that information as soon as possible.

If you are aware of a child who has provided their personal information to us, please contact jamesdysonaward@dyson.com.

  

Changes to this privacy policy  

We will review and update this privacy policy at least once a year to reflect any changes to the way personal information is collected and processed in relation to the James Dyson Award. If we change our privacy policy, any changes will be posted on this page without notification.

  

Previous changes to this privacy policy  

March 2017 – Annual update to reflect changes in relation to the personal data collection and processing practices of the James Dyson Award process

 

Translations to this privacy policy

This privacy policy has been translated from English into the official language of a number of different countries. We have done this to make sure that the policy is clear and accessible to all users of our website, and all entrants to the James Dyson Award.

If there are any conflicts or inconsistencies between the translated versions of this privacy policy, the English version will prevail.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or would like to make a complaint about how we use the personal information we hold about you, please email jamesdysonaward@dyson.com

You may also contact us at:

James Dyson Foundation
Tetbury Hill
Malmesbury
Wiltshire
SN16 0RP
+44 1666 828001

If, after speaking to us, you are not satisfied with our response, you can contact the relevant regulator or authority in your country that is responsible for handling complaints about the use of personal information.