ARC Privacy Notice

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approved by the European Commission in 2016 that came into effect on May 25th, 2018 concerning the processing of personal data, we inform you that by signing up as an Arena Research Cluster (ARC) member, your personal data will be stored and processed in a file owned by ARC, with the aim of handling your registration.

Unless you explicitly express otherwise, we may use your personal data to keep you informed of news and developments related to the activities and initiatives of ARC, its members and partners. 

1. Data processing

Consent to receive our e-newsletter 

If you wish to consent to receiving our e-newsletter, please subscribe using the subscribe button on the ARC website. If at any point you want to withdraw your consent, please contact us at or use the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any of our e-newsletters.

Data will be processed because in providing your email address you have given us your consent to handle your personal information.

2. How do we keep your data secure? 

The University of York takes information security extremely seriously and has implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data and special category data. Access to information is restricted on a need-to-know basis and security arrangements are regularly reviewed to ensure their continued suitability.                    

3. What rights do you have in relation to your data?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a right of access to your data, a right to rectification, erasure (in certain circumstances), restriction, objection or portability (in certain circumstances). You also have a right to withdraw consent. For all requests please contact

4. Data sharing

We use a third party provider, Mailjet to deliver our e-newsletter. We have a contract with Mailjet, to ensure that they handle your information in accordance with our instructions. For further information please see MailJet’s Privacy Notice,

We will not share your data with any other external bodies, agencies or services providers. 

For more information about how we will handle your information, please see the University of York’s general privacy notice, at

5. Questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about ARC’s’ use of personal data, please contact

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