We take the privacy of those who visit this website seriously and we aim to be transparent about our processing of personal information. Accordingly, this page explains the kinds of information we may collect about you, and the reasons for collecting this information.


If you sign up to be on our mailing list via this website, we will ask you for the following information:

  • Email address

Unless we are in direct correspondence with you – for example because you have asked us specific questions about our products or services – we will only use this information for the following purposes:

  • Promotional emails, for example:
  • Product updates and key milestones
  • Our presence at events & conferences (e.g. poster presentations, talks, booths, webinars, symposia etc.)
  • Our publications (e.g. journal papers, conference proceedings, magazine spreads etc.)
  • News and press releases
  • Outbound newsletters
  • Survey invitations

You may unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time and any promotional email we send you will contain an option to enable you to unsubscribe.
We will not allow any third parties to make use of your email information, but we may use third party data processors, for example to automate our handling of mailing lists. Any use we make of data processors will require them only to act only on our instructions concerning your personal data.


Lawful basis

It is lawful for us, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to process the information described in this notice because we have a

  • Legitimate interest in operating a website and using the information we collect for these purposes.
  • Where you have signed up to a mailing list, we have a legitimate interest in emailing you so long as you do not object to our doing so.

We do not believe the way in which we are processing them is likely to cause you any harm.


Transfer of data outside the United Kingdom & Europe

We also use third party providers, such as Google GroupsZulip chat and Slack to support various kinds of communication. But in each case, your personal data will only be processed by them, if you have yourself signed up to use them. If you do, each provider has their own terms and privacy notices and you should refer to their privacy notices for information on how your personal data is processed when using their services.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:

  • access to your personal information
  • require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
  • require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
  • receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
  • object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
  • object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
  • otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

  • email us at info@lowrisc.org
  • write to us at lowRISC CIC, 7 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1GE, UK
  • let us have enough information to identify you [eg when you accessed the website and from what location]

If you would like to unsubscribe from any email newsletter you can also click on the ‘unsubscribe’ button at the bottom of the email newsletter. It may take up to seven days for this to take place.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/your-personal-information-concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113


Who we are

lowRISC Community Interest Company is a not-for-profit, private company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company number 09272283. Our registered office address is 7 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1GE, UK