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Privacy Statement

The Data Protection Act

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you. This policy tells you who we are, what personal information we collect about you, what we do with that personal information and what rights you have in relation to your personal information. Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you do not agree with it then do not use our website.

Who we are?

This project is managed by New and Renewables Energy Centre Limited (NaREC), a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales with company number 04659351. Our registered office is at Eddie Ferguson House, Ridley Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3AG.

What information do we collect?

Depending on which site facilities you use, the information we collect via this website may include:

  • Any personal information that you submit via this website (for example using online forms) for specific purposes (e.g. email addresses, mailing address, and contact information when requesting further information on subject or event).
  • Any personal information that you submit when you register to use any members areas or restricted areas appearing on this site (e.g. you may provide personal information to enable you to logon and reuse site facilities such as subscription to email alerts ).
  • Traffic data and statistics about use of this website. We are not readily able identify individuals from this information.

We may also collect personal information from you when you contact use offline for example by telephone, email or fax.

What do we do with your information

We may use the information we collect via this website in the following ways:

  • We will use your information to provide you with any further details or information you request when you contact us.
  • If you register to use any community areas or other restricted areas appearing on this site we will use your information to provide those services to you.
  • We may allow third parties, who provide services to us, or process information on our behalf, to access your information. We will ensure that they keep your information secure and do not use it for their own purposes.
  • We may share you information with another organisation which buys our company, or our assets, and in the course of any negotiations which may lead to such a sale.
  • We may disclose your information to law enforcement or regulatory bodies if asked to do so, or to other third parties in connection with actual or threatened legal proceedings or if required to do so by law.

Your Rights

You have a right to request a copy of any personal data we hold about you at any time on payment of a statutory fee, which is currently 10.

You have the right to update or correct any errors in the information we hold about you.

You have the right to request to be removed from any mailing lists we hold.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please write to:

Explore Renewables Project Manager
Eddie Ferguson House
Ridley Street Blyth
NE24 3AG


If you are under 16 please obtain your parent/guardian's permission before providing personal information to this website.This website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for other sites' information handling practices. Other websites will usually be subject to their own privacy policies which may differ from ours.

Further information about privacy and data protection issues can be obtained by visiting the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.