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To make these conditions of use easier to read, we use a few definitions. The terms “British American Tobacco”, “we”, “us” and “our” are used to refer to British American Tobacco p.l.c.
The terms “British American Tobacco”, “the Group” and “The British American Tobacco Group” are used to refer to British American Tobacco p.l.c. and the group of companies constituting its direct and indirect subsidiaries worldwide.
Any enquiries or complaints which you have in relation to this website should be made either by using the Contact us facility or be addressed to the bat-science manager, British American Tobacco Group Research & Development, Regents Park Road, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 8TL.
This website is written specifically for scientists with an interest in tobacco-related research or related disciplines. We hope it may also be of interest to members of the public health and regulatory communities.
As a scientist you will be aware that apart from references to journal publications, the material has not been subject to formal external peer review.
For non-scientists there is a summary of our research on our corporate website www.bat.com .
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is British American Tobacco p.l.c.
When you visit our website we may ask you for information about yourself, including your name, address, email address and other information. We use this information to provide you with information you request or to reply to your queries.
In addition to the information you provide, we may also collect information about you and your use of our website through the use of automatic data collection tools. These tools collect certain standard information about your access and computer, such as your browser type, operating system and language, access times and your Internet Protocol (IP) address. We use the information for statistical reporting and do not link it to any named individuals.
British American Tobacco p.l.c. will not intentionally collect any information about visitors to this website who are under eighteen years of age. If British American Tobacco p.l.c. becomes aware that a child has provided any information this will immediately be deleted from British American Tobacco p.l.c.’s records.
We only keep your information for as long as is necessary.
British American Tobacco p.l.c. may share your personal information in the following ways:
We do not share, rent or trade your information with third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.
British American Tobacco p.l.c. strives to keep your personal information accurately recorded. You have the right to obtain a copy of the information we hold about you and/or to ask us not to process your information (or not to pass your information to third parties). If you would like copies of your information, or if you would like us to correct any factual inaccuracies in that information, or if you would like that information blocked or deleted from our records, then please contact the Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Department of British American Tobacco p.l.c. at Globe House, 4 Temple Place London, WC2R 2PG or e-mail us using the details in the Contact us section of this website.
If you have a complaint about how we have used your information, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
British American Tobacco takes reasonable technical and organisational security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, alteration or unlawful disclose of information you provide to us. Any third party, agent or representative of British American Tobacco who requires access to your information is also required to implement reasonable technical and organisational security measures to protect your information.
Any third party, agent or representative of British American Tobacco who imports personal information in the course of providing services to British American Tobacco is required to keep that information confidential and comply with national data protection laws or, where applicable, to be bound by appropriate contractual obligations that protect your personal information.
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Last updated 04 December 2014