Privacy policy

This is the privacy policy of Dr. Rachael Louise Bond and her associated websites, such as, and sub-domains, such as In this document, “we”, “our”, “us”, “I”, “me”, “my”, “she”, and “her” refer to Dr. Rachael Louise Bond.


This privacy notice aims to inform you about how Rachael Bond, this website, and its sub-domains process any information that is collected from you, or any information that you provide. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means to collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information. It tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Rachael Bond is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. This policy is not just an exercise in complying with the law, but a continuation of her respect for you and your personal information.

Rachael Bond endeavours to undertake all reasonable steps to preserve the confidentiality of any and all information you may provide.

This policy complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (Act), and accordingly incorporates the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The law requires you to be told about your rights and Rachael Bond’s obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. To comply with this requirement it is requested that you read the information provided at

Except as set out below, any information collected through this website and its sub-domains is not shared, sold, or disclosed to third parties.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact Rachael Bond using the contact form at

  1. Data that might be processed
  2. Different kinds of personal data about you might be collected, used, stored and transferred.

    Such data may be grouped as follows:

    Your identity, which includes information such as your first name, last name, title, date of birth, and other identifiers that you may have provided at some time.

    Your contact information, which includes information such as your home, work, or other addresses, email address, telephone numbers and any other information that you have provided for the purpose of communication or meeting.

    Technical data, which includes your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

    Your profile, which includes information such as your interests, preferences, feedback, survey responses, and any data collected during your participation in research experiments.

    Anonymous data, such as statistical or demographic data, may be aggregated for any purpose, including publication in research articles, books, and conference presentations. Anonymous data is data that does not identify you as an individual. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal information in law because it does not reveal your identity.

    For example, profile data may be aggregated to assess your demographic contribution to research data.

    However, if aggregated data is combined or connected with your personal information so that it can identify you in any way, then the combined data will be treated as personal information and will only be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

  3. Special personal information
  4. Special personal information is data about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data.

    It also includes information about criminal convictions and offences.

    Special personal information about you may only be collected if there is a lawful basis on which to do so, or with your specific consent prior to the start of a research experiment or survey.

    The provision by you of any special personal, or any other, information shall constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

  5. If you do not provide personal information
  6. Where there is a need to collect personal data by law or, for example, for the conducting of a research experiment and you fail to provide that data when requested, it may not be possible to allow you to continue to use this website or sub-domains. In this case you will be notified of this at the time.

The bases on which information about you is processed

The law requires you to be notified of which of six defined bases are used to process your personal information.

If a basis on which your personal information is processed is no longer relevant then any further processing of your data on that basis shall immediately stop.

If the basis under which your data is processed changes then, if required by law, you shall be notified of this change and of any new basis under which your information might be processed.

  1. Information processed with your consent
  2. Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between yourself and Rachael Bond, such as when you browse this website or participate in a research experiment or survey, you provide your consent to process information that may include personal information.

    Wherever possible, your explicit consent to process this information will be obtained.

    Your information will continue to be processed on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.

    You may withdraw your consent at any time through the contact form at However, if you do so, you may not be able to this website or sub-domains further.

  3. Information processed for the purposes of legitimate interests
  4. Information may be processed on the basis that there is a legitimate interest in doing so, for instance in the pursuit of academic research.

    Where your information is processed on this basis it is done so after careful consideration having been given to:

    • whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
    • whether processing (or not processing) the information might cause you harm
    • whether you would expect your data to be processed, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so

    For example, your data may be processed on this basis for the purposes of:

    • record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of this website and its sub-domains
    • responding to unsolicited communication from you to which you might expect a response
    • protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party
    • insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage any risks
    • protecting your interests where there is a duty to do so
    • inclusion in academic research for use in journal articles, books, talks, lectures, presentations, or as otherwise required

  5. Information we process because we have a legal obligation
  6. Sometimes, your information must be processed in order to comply with a statutory obligation.

    For example, it may be necessary to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.

    This may include your personal information.

  7. Complaints regarding content on this website
  8. This website and its sub-domains are a publishing medium.

    If you complain about any of the content on this website, your complaint shall be investigated.

    If a complaint is justified, or if the law requires it, the content will be removed pending further investigation.

    Free speech is a fundamental right and this requires a judgment to be made as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.

    If your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, there shall be no communication with you about it.

  9. Communicating with Rachael Bond
  10. When you contact Rachael Bond, whether by telephone, through the website or by e-mail, the data you have provided will be collected in order to reply with the information you need.

    Your request and any reply will be recorded.

    Personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address, is kept so as to be able to track communications with you.

  11. Complaining
  12. When a complaint is received, all the information you provide is recorded.

    This information is used to resolve your complaint.

    If your complaint reasonably requires some other person to be contacted, it may be necessary to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. This occurs as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for Rachael Bond’s sole discretion as to whether information is shared and what that information contains.

Use of information collected through automated systems when you visit this website

  1. Cookies
  2. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

    Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

    Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

    This website and its sub-domains use cookies. They are placed by software that operates on the website’s servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services are used.

    The cookies used on this website and its sub-domains are functional in nature, which means that they are only used to allow the website to operate, to allow your participation in research experiments and surveys, or for the gathering of site usage statistics.

    Your continued use of this site and its sub-domains is taken as explicit consent for such cookies to be used.

    If you prevent the use of cookies through your browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of this website or participate in research experiments and surveys.

    Cookies are used in the following ways:

    • to track how you use this website
    • to record whether you have seen specific messages that might be displayed on this website
    • to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires and monitor your participation in research experiments on this website and its sub-domains while you complete them

  3. Personal identifiers from your browsing activity
  4. Requests by your web browser to this website’s servers for web pages and other content are recorded.

    This information may include your geographical location, your Internet service provider, and your IP address. Information about the software you are using to browse this website and its sub-domains, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution, is also recorded.

    This information is used in aggregate to assess the popularity of the web pages on the website and its sub-domains, along with site performance. It may also be included in analysis for academic research purposes.

    If combined with other information recorded on previous visits, the data could possibly be used to identify you personally.

Disclosure and sharing of your information

  1. Information obtained from third parties
  2. Although your personal information is not disclosed to any third party (except as set out in this policy), sometimes data is received that is indirectly made up from your personal information held by third parties whose services are used.

    No such information is personally identifiable to you.

  3. Data may be processed outside the European Union and the United Kingdom
  4. This website and its sub-domains are hosted in the United Kingdom.

    Outsourced services may be used in countries outside the European Union and the United Kingdom from time to time.

    Accordingly data obtained within the United Kingdom or any other country could be processed outside the European Union and the United Kingdom.

    For example, some of the software used by this website and its sub-domains may have been developed in the United States of America or in Australia.

    The following safeguards are used with respect to data transferred outside the European Union and the United Kingdom:

    • the processor abides by the same binding rules regarding data processing.
    • the data protection clauses in contracts with data processors include transfer clauses written by or approved by a supervisory authority in the United Kingdom.

  5. Sharing of information for academic research purposes
  6. Your information, including personally identifiable information, may be shared with third parties for the purpose of academic research.

    In such circumstances the third parties with whom your information is shared will be bound by the terms of this privacy policy.

Control over your own information

  1. Access to your personal information
  2. At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that is held about you by.

    To obtain a copy of any personally identifiable information you should make a request using the contact form at

    After receiving the request you will be told when you may expect the information, and whether there are any fees for providing it to you.

  3. Removal of your information
  4. If you wish for your personally identifiable information to be removed, you should make a request using the contact form at

    This may limit the service that can be provided to you.

  5. Verification of your information
  6. When a request to access, edit, or delete personal identifiable information is received all reasonable steps to verify your identity will be taken before taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.

Other matters

  1. Use of this website and its sub-domains by children
  2. If you are under 18, you may use this website and its sub-domains only with consent from a parent or guardian.

    Irrespective of any parental consent, children under the age of 18 are explicitly prohibited from participating in any research experiments or surveys.

    Data is collected about all users of and visitors to this website and its sub-domains regardless of age. It is anticipated that some of those users and visitors will inevitably be children.

    Such child users and visitors will be subject to whatever on-site marketing they find, wherever they visit on the website or its sub-domains.

  3. Encryption of data sent between us
  4. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates are used to verify the identity of this website and its sub-domains to your browser and to encrypt any data you provide through this website or its sub-domains.

    Whenever information is transferred, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser’s URL bar or toolbar.

  5. How you can complain
  6. If you are not happy with this privacy policy, or if you have any other complaint with regards to this website or its sub-domains, then you should contact Rachael Bond using the contact form at

    If a dispute is not settled then you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith in a process of mediation or arbitration.

    If you are in any way dissatisfied about how your personal information is processed, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This can be done at However, it would be appreciated to have the opportunity to discuss your concerns before you approach the ICO.

  7. Retention period for personal data
  8. Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, your personal information is kept only for as long as may be required:

    • to provide you with any services you have requested
    • to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by the tax authorities of the United Kingdom
    • to support a claim or defence in court
    • to allow data analysis for academic research purposes

  9. Compliance with the law
  10. This privacy policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every relevant country or legal jurisdiction. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your jurisdiction please contact Rachael Bond using the contact form at

    However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use this website or its sub-domains.

  11. Review of this privacy policy
  12. This privacy notice may be updated from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on the day you use this website or its sub-domains. You are advised to print a copy for your records.

    If you have any question regarding this privacy policy, please contact Rachael Bond.

Privacy policy last updated: 14th April, 2019.