UK Aerospace Research Consortium (UK ARC)  Privacy Policy

The UK Aerospace Research Consortium provides the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement to the research capabilities of the UK’s top universities.

To find out more about UK ARC and how it will use personal information collected, please see below. The UK ARC is committed to the privacy of every individual who interacts with us. To that end, we have established this Privacy Policy. It explains what and how we collect, store, use and protect the information gathered from you.

This policy also instructs you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected or shared when you visit our website, interact with us, or receive communications from us.  By using and visiting the website, you agree to this policy and the uses made of personal information as set forth herein or amended hereafter.

This policy was created in July 2021 and is reviewed annually. From time to time, we may update the policy. We encourage you to review it regularly to stay informed.

Our contact details

Name: UK Aerospace Research Consortium (UK ARC)

Address: c/o Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Beds, MK43 0AL

Phone Number: 01234 750111

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Information provided through website Cookies for example for website user statistics
  • Details of your research interests or requirements
  • Comments or opinions provided by you
  • Your university or other place of work

 How we get the personal information and why we have it:

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • A comment or question you have left on this website
  • A request to receive a newsletter from us
  • Tracking information provided by a Cookie as a result of your visit to our website.

We use the information that you have given us in order to:

  • Review and add your comment to the website
  • Respond to your stated research needs
  • Provide the communications you have requested from us.
  • We may, under legitimate interest provide other opportunities which may be of interest.

Where required, we share your information with other members of the UK ARC.

The UK ARC will not sell, license or trade your personal information without your consent. We will not share your personal information with others unless they are acting under our instructions or we are required to do so by law (for example, to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, examining bodies, regulatory and investigatory authorities.)

We also sometimes share your personal data with trusted third parties and if so an agreement will be in place to keep your data safe and protect your privacy:

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the main lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting .

(f) We have a legitimate interest.  You have the right to opt out of marketing communications at any time by contacting .

From time to time we may also rely on the following lawful bases for processing your data.

(b) We have a contractual obligation.

(c) We have a legal obligation.

(d) We have a vital interest.

(e) We need it to perform a public task.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored .

Cranfield University is the consortium partner with responsibility for the website.  Cranfield’s standard retention period is 7 years in line with the statute of limitation.  We will then dispose of your information in line with our Information Security policy.  For details of Cranfield’s Information Governance policies, see Policies, regulations and information compliance (

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a rights request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: