Privacy Policy


This privacy notice explains how and why we use your information (your ‘personal data’) in relation to Parkinson’s Virtual Biotech. We are doing this to make sure you stay informed and to allow us to use your data fairly and lawfully.  


We’ll keep this page updated to show you all the things we do with your personal data.


Who are we?

Whenever you see the words ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘the charity’ Parkinson’s UK, it refers to the Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom and its brand, Parkinson’s Virtual Biotech.


Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom is a registered charity in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554). A company limited by guarantee. Registered no. 948776 (England and Wales). Registered office: 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EJ.


If you have any questions in relation to this privacy policy or how we use your personal data they should be sent to:


While it may be helpful to contact us in the first instance, you can also lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, which is the supervisory authority for data protection matters in the UK. Contact details are available at


Your Rights

Here is a list of the rights that all individuals have under GDPR. They don’t apply in all circumstances. If you wish to use any of them, we’ll help you as much as possible. You have a right to:


  • access your information. This is called a Subject Access Request. Details are at If you need to request information on behalf of someone else, there is advice here too.

  • correct any information that we hold about you.

  • erase any of your information that we no longer have a right to hold about you

  • access a machine readable version of your data, although there are some conditions

  • ask us to stop us doing anything with your data unless we must by law or a contract

  • stop any automated decision-making. This is where a computer makes a decision about you. It should be noted that we do not do this.


To exercise any of these rights please contact our Data Protection Officer.


What personal data do we collect?

We only process that data that you choose to provide in relation to either discussing working together, or undertaking a joint project, or analytics on the website. We process your personal data with your consent. Website data is dealt with below.  


Cookies and links to third party websites


If you browse our website

The Parkinson’s Virtual Biotech website is provided by Wix.


Wix, together with its marketing, analytics and technology partners, uses cookies and other monitoring and tracking technologies through their sites. Wix may share this information with various third parties, including certain service providers, law enforcement officials and application developers.


Our site does not contain any forms or use any third-party apps for the collection of data. Users may choose to contact us using contact details presented on our site.


Find out more about how Wix collects and uses site visitors’ data, on Wix's Privacy Policy



Cookies are small text files stored on your computer when you visit certain websites. They are used to personalise your online experience and for the purposes of website measurement and targeted advertising. To comply with GDPR, we have updated our Cookies Policy.


Please find this at


For how long is your personal information retained by us?

Unless we explain otherwise to you, we’ll hold your personal information based on the following criteria:

  • For as long as we have reasonable business needs, such as managing our relationship with you and managing our operations

  • For as long as we provide services to you

  • Retention periods in line with legal and regulatory requirements or guidance.


Changes to this privacy policy

We’ll amend this privacy policy from time to time to ensure it remains up to date and reflects how and why we use your personal data and new legal requirements. Please visit our website to keep up to date with any changes. The current version will always be posted on our website. 



This privacy policy was last updated on 16 May 2018.