Privacy notice for

In accordance with Data Protection Legislation and the Privacy Electronic Communications Regulations, this privacy notice will:

  • inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website;
  • tell you about your privacy rights;
  • tell you how the law protects you.

This is a general web privacy policy for the NextCOMP programme which is made up of members from Imperial College London and the University of Bristol. The NextCOMP website is hosted by Imperial College London, and subsequently this policy provides additonal information to Imperial's privacy notice.

What do we collect?

What is personal data?

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

Data collected by NextCOMP website

NextCOMP does not collect personal data, and only accesses anonymous data throught the website after opt-in consent is provided and subsequently through the Google Analytics platform. Data collected by Google is through cookies that they place onto your device and have separate policy documents to highlight their use. For more information on cookies please visit our Cookie Policy.

How we use your data

Anonymous data can be viewed by authorised people in the NextCOMP programme, at Imperial, at University of Bristol, and trusted partners for instance:

The Google Analytics tracking tool uses a number of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics and does so without personally identifying individual visitors to Google, NextCOMP, Imperial College London, University of Bristol, or trusted partners. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking please visit and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

How we use store your data

Anonymous data can be viewed for up to two years through Google Analytics where this has been opted-in. This anonymous data may be kept in the United States, UK, or European Economic Area (EEA) depending on how Google operates. For more information on cookies please visit our Cookie Policy. Collated anonymous website data will be recorded and this will be contained in reports to funding bodies indefinatly.

Your rights

The regulations storing information in the UK is undertaken by The Information Commissioner Office, please refer to their website for more information.

Links to other websites

The NextCOMP websites contain links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to and doesn’t cover other websites that we link to. These services, have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies. If you do go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to NextCOMP from another website

If you come to the NextCOMP website from another website, we may receive information from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Contact us

For queries regarding privacy, use of cookies, or other information please contact us at

Last updated

This statement was prepared on 8 February 2022. It was last updated on 8 February 2022.