Privacy Policy

This policy is written in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 and with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This policy applies to:

The GECKO Consortium funded by The Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 Copenhagen

This policy applies to this entire website. It does not apply to pages hosted by other Novo Nordisk Foundation websites around the world, or to other organisations to which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ. We are committed to protecting your privacy and prioritise the security of your personal information. We take all necessary steps to ensure that your data is kept private and protected from unauthorised use in accordance with this privacy policy.

By subscribing to our mailing list, you accept this privacy policy and authorise The GECKO Consortium to collect, store and process your information in the ways explained.

Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. It may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

This Privacy Policy will be updated from time to time. Changes and updates may alter the terms that you have previously agreed to. We recommend that you read it carefully and check back regularly. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 28 May 2021.

This policy explains:

  1. What information we collect
  2. How your information is used
  3. Cookies and tracking
  4. How you can access, collect or delete your data

1. What information we collect

We collect the information you give to us when you sign up to receive email updates on the website. During this process, the only information asked for is your name, country, and organisation, and the only information you are required to provide is your email. 

The GECKO Consortium may also collect information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address for monitoring and improving the effectiveness of our website services as well its security.

2. How your information is used

We will not sell your information to anyone else and will only share your details with trusted service providers in order to fulfil some of the above services. Where other companies are used to undertake services on our behalf, these activities are carried out under contract in compliance with the Data Protection Act and GDPR.

The GECKO Consortium uses the information you give us primarily to contact you directly by email or indirectly through social media and other advertising, with communications that may be of interest to you. We send email updates with the latest news and research posted to the website. 

Occasionally, we may supplement the information we hold on you with commercially available information, in order to help us target our communications more effectively.

We also use cookies and tracking to help us understand more about how supporters use our site and make improvements.

3. How you can access, correct or delete your data

You can contact us at any time at to update your information.

At your request we will give you all details of personal information held about you by The GECKO Consortium, once identity has been satisfactorily verified. Incorrect information will be deleted or amended promptly. We will give you confirmation of corrections and deletions. 

You can unsubscribe from receiving emails from us at any time, using the unsubscribe function on the email.