Privacy and cookies
We are committed to safeguarding your personal information in line with all applicable laws including the Data Protection Act 1998 (to be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with effect from 25 May 2018).
Collecting personal data
We only use forms on our website in connection with job applications within the careers section of our site.
The job application form will only ask for your name (first and last name) and email address in order to contact you in relation to the job you are applying for. We also request a covering letter to accompany your application but please note, we do not require any additional personal data within your covering letter beyond your name and contact email.
Depending upon the job you are applying for, you may choose to attach your supporting CV and creative portfolio – any personal data beyond name and email enclosed within these is released by your own volition and is not required by us as part of the application process.
If you choose to get in touch with us via our contact page, this will launch your email client. By voluntarily submitting an email to us we will collect the information you choose to provide within your email (email address, name and any other information you deem relevant) which will be used to send you the information you have requested.
None of the information sent via the above methods (email or job application form) will be retained in databases on our website.
We will not share your information with any third parties or use it to send you unsolicited communications from us.
Requesting information we hold about you
If you have submitted information to us, you may get in touch at any time to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any mistakes corrected or apply any updates.
Protecting your personal information and data retention
Personal information disclosed to us is not retained within databases on our website. It is kept secure, accurate and up to date within our GDPR compliant CRM software. We retain this information inline with our Data Retention Policy for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
Third party website links
We may direct you to third party websites from content within our site.
Please note, we can not be held responsible for the content of linked websites, any use of these sites, or the privacy practices of these websites.
Whilst this site does not contain explicit or sensitive content, it is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from or about any person under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old and wish to contact us, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website – we use these to make a user's experience more efficient.
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of the site. For all other types of cookies we need your permission.
Details of the cookies used on our website are provided below:
Persistent or Necessary (2 cookies)
|ARRAffinity||https://novalgen.com/||Used for load balancing to make sure the visitor page requests are routed to the same server in any browsing session||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|smConsent||https://novalgen.com/||Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|_ga||https://novalgen.com/||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||1 year||HTTP Cookie|
|_gat||https://novalgen.com/||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||Session||HTTP Cookie|
|_gid||https://novalgen.com/||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website||Session||HTTP Cookie|
You can view and change your cookie settings at any time.
We sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as flickr, instagram, twitter, vimeo, and YouTube. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites.
Similarly, when you use one of the share buttons on this website, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and we will not block cookies from those websites. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.
Do Not Track (DNT) browser setting
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked, such as by third party advertising networks, social networks and analytics companies.
This website does not currently respond to DNT requests, however, you may opt-out of tracking on this website, including analytics, by following the instructions to opt-out of cookies above.
A uniform standard has not yet been adopted to determine how DNT requests should be interpreted and what actions should be taken by websites and third parties.
We will continue to review DNT and other new technologies and may adopt a DNT standard in the future.
By using our website, you consent to the processing of your personal information as described in this Privacy notice.
If you have any questions specifically about this Privacy notice or our privacy practices please email us or write to us at:
SampsonMay, Arch 30 Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR
NovalGen Ltd, Argyle House, Joel Street, Northwood Hills, HA6 1NW, UK
Changes to this Privacy notice
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy notice at any time and will post any revisions on this page.
Privacy notice review and effective date: 18 February 2021