About this Privacy Policy

We take privacy and security seriously, and regularly audit our processes and data. This policy states who we are, what we will do with any information we gather (some of which may be considered 'personal data'), and who it may be shared with. We will never share any personal data with third parties without your consent.

Who we are

DMDD is a research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust with its project office at the Francis Crick Institute, London.

Data we collect

  • we operate a mailing list which requires explicit subscriber consent
  • the DMDD website uses cookies for several purposes

Mailing list

By subscribing to our mailing list you provide consent to receive emails from us. You can withdraw your consent at any time, by following the 'unsubscribe' link at the foot of these emails or by contacting us at

If you unsubscribe from our emails, your details will be stored until July 2020 at most. This is to ensure that you no longer receive emails from us and is in line with guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Our mailing list is managed by a third party provider, Mailchimp, which is owned by The Rocket Science Group, a US company. This means that data about you may be transferred to the US where the privacy laws differ from the UK. The Rocket Science Group has self-certified to both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield regimes in order to ensure adequate safeguards for any EU personal information which it receives in the US.

About cookies

Cookies are very small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. They can be used for various purposes, including:

  • supporting the technical functionality of the website
  • storing user preferences
  • recording website analytics – how many people visit our website, what pages they visit, and so on

Cookies can be divided into essential and non-essential. Essential cookies are used solely for the technical functioning of the website. Non-essential cookies include those that track how people use our website, or third party services such as our Twitter account.

European legislation governs the use of cookies on websites and requires consent from visitors to store or retrieve data in these cookies on their devices.

Giving you a choice whether to accept cookies for different purposes on websites may help to protect your online privacy and make you aware of instances where information about you is collected and used online.

To find out how to control cookies, read the more about cookies section.

Page last updated: 22 May 2018

This page will be regularly reviewed and updated in line with any other changes to the services we provide that may affect your privacy.

More about cookies

If you'd like to know more about cookies the Information Commissioner's Office is the best place to start.

Cookiepedia also has lots of useful information, including the different types of cookies, benefits of cookies and how you can manage cookies in your browser, so that you can view, delete or even block certain types of cookies.

All About Cookies explains how to manage cookies on your mobile device.

Google Analytics has a browser add-on that lets you opt out of analytics on all websites.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at