Privacy Policy (V1.0)

UKQuantum undertake to comply with all relevant Data Protection Regulation. This privacy policy explains how UKQuantum uses the data we collect.

UKQuantum is a body of voluntary members and stakeholders from the Quantum industry who volunteer to attend meetings and discuss the development of the UK Quantum industry.


  • What data do we collect?

  • How do we collect your data?

  • How will we use your data?

  • How do we store your data?

  • What are your data protection rights?

  • What are cookies?

  • What types of cookies do we use?

  • How to manage your cookies

  • Privacy policies of other websites

  • Changes to our privacy policy

  • How to contact us

  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

UKQuantum collects data on individuals solely due to their voluntary interaction with UKQuantum. Data collected may include:

  • Business contact information (Name, business email address, business phone number, job title, place of work, business address and business website) if provided by data-subject.

  • By interaction with our website we may automatically collect technical data via 3rd party website providers on browsing patterns, location and equipment. 

  • We record attendance at official meetings.

  • Profiles of stakeholders may be held if these have been provided by the data-subjects for their limited use of interacting with UKQuantum and if agreed with the data-subjects.

We keep the bare minimum data necessary and do not capture wider data without consent.

We do not collect, or hold, any special categories of personal data (e.g. race, health, biometric, ethnicity, nationality or personal financial data).

How do we collect your data?

Data-subjects (you) provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register an expression of interest on our website form.

  • Attend a UKQuantum meeting or event.

  • Voluntarily provide details via email with the express permission for us to process the data.

  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback to UKQuantum.

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

UKQuantum collects personal data only for the very limited purposes of interacting with the organisation and for legitimate purposes which are solely business related. 

These legitimate purposes include:

  • Collecting input from the UKQuantum community for stakeholders such as Innovate UK, support and funding bodies and those requiring an update on the UK Quantum Industry.

  • By data-subjects consent to become a stakeholder/contributor/member of UKQuantum with contact data to be used to be informed of UKQuantum activities/events or updates on funding, markets and consultations with stakeholders or Government.

  • We do not share data with 3rd parties except for:

    • On a case by case basis with the full consent and knowledge of the data-subject; e.g. an introduction to a business contact for consultation.

    • Where volunteers (or subcontractors)  perform the functions associated with operating UKQuantum such as website enquiries, mailing lists for updates to stakeholders. When volunteers or 3rd parties are used their use of UKQuantum is restricted solely to the function required. We do not allow wider use of the data for external marketing purposes for instance.

  • We do not sell or transfer data to 3rd parties for marketing purposes.

How do we store your data?

UKQuantum will securely store your data and prevent unauthorized access and will avoid gathering excessive data.

UKQuantum data is stored securely in 3rd party services (e.g. Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive etc) which have been verified to be compliant to GDPR Regulations.

UKQuantum will keep your data for 5 years. Once this time period has expired and you are no longer an active member, we will delete your data from our membership list system.

What are your data protection rights?

UKQuantum would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

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

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that UKQuantum erase your personal data.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that UKQuantum restrict the processing of your personal data.

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

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that UKQuantum 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 our Data Controller.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website only uses:

  • Functionality Cookies– UKQuantum may use these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used by our 3rd party provider and we do not actively look to use any of this data outwith the website experience.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. 

Privacy policies of other websites

The UKQuantum website contains 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

UKQuantum keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 3rd August 2021.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about UKQuantum’s 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 and we aim to respond within one month of contact;

Our nominated Data Controller is Mark Goossens.

Email us at:

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that UKQuantum has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office using their contacts at