Privacy Policy

Malvern Panalytical Limited and National University of Ireland, Galway are considered to be joint controllers of your personal data and therefore will have access to the data.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of anyone using our site and the confidentiality of any information that you provide us with.  The purpose of this statement is to set out how we use any personal information that we may obtain from you via our website.

You may opt out of receiving information from us at any time by email, telephone, or post:


Postal address
PAT4Nano, c/o School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway,
University Road, Galway, H91CF50, Ireland.

Use & Collection of Personal Information

In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself.

However, there are areas of our website where we do gather data as follows:

  1. If you submit an enquiry via our website you will be asked to provide certain information, including name, e-mail address and contact number.
  2. If you register on our website to receive newsletters from us you will be asked to provide your name and e-mail address.

We will store this data and hold it via our externally hosted server and some secure third party websites. Data will be retained for no longer than is necessary in light of the purposes for which that data was originally collected and processed.  We will delete such data after a period of 14 months.

We may use information that you provide:

  • To register you with our website and to administer it;
  • To send you newsletters if you have opted in to receive them;

We process your personal data on the basis that you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for the purposes set out herein.


We collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is through our use of “cookies”.  Most websites use cookies in order to make them work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. They help us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site.  Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit.  They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the site, how you navigated through the site and what information and documentation was of interest to you. This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit.

We use cookies generated by WordPress in order to manage user logins and other core administrative features. These are considered essential for the operation of this website.

We also use Google Analytics to track visitor data trends and general usage statistics. We do not collect any personal information via these cookies other than your IP address. This information is automatically deleted after 14 months following your last visit to our website. These are non-essential cookies.

Finally, we use Google Display Network/Facebook Advertising to run retargeting campaigns based on visits to our website. To opt out of these, please visit and update your preferences.

The rules about cookies on websites have changed. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser. You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive. However, please be aware that if you do delete and block all cookies from our website, parts of the site may not work. Likewise, you may not be able to use some products and services on other websites without cookies.

To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit


We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data that you disclose online and we will not be responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.


You have a number of rights under applicable data protection law in respect of our processing of your personal data. These include:

  • the right to request access to your personal data;
  • the right to request rectification of any personal data that we hold;

subject to certain conditions:

  • the right to request erasure of your personal data;
  • the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data;
  • where we rely on your consent for processing, the right to withdraw such consent;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority

In the event that you wish to complain about how we have handled your personal data you may also make a formal complaint in writing and we will look into your complaint and work with you to resolve the matter.

Any requests in line with the above should be sent to: Alan Ryder, contactable via email:

If you still feel that your personal data has not been handled appropriately according to the law, you can contact the ICO (UK) and file a complaint with them or the Data Protection Commission (Ireland) at

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