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The information that you provide in this form will be processed by Durham University for the following purposes:

  • To build critical mass and develop possible research consortia to respond to funding opportunities in the research area of vector-borne diseases and the built environment
  • To keep you up to date by email with relevant network activities including a quarterly newsletter, invitations to events and funding opportunities.

If you choose to complete and submit our signup form and provide personally identifying information (typically your name, institution and email address), this data is stored on this site, which is hosted on a secure server, with an SSL certificate.

Individuals can also request access, updates, deletion or more information about the data held about them at any time by emailing bova [dot] network [at] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk

We will keep your information as long as the network is live, or you inform us that you no longer wish to be a member of the network by contacting the Network Manager at bova [dot] network [at] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk.

The email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor whose updated privacy policy summarises how EU citizen data is handled and important changes which can affect Mailchimp users under GDPR. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.

Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal on the emails themselves, or by emailing bova [dot] network [at] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.

While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us.

We may disclose your information to other members of the BOVA Network Management Board. Members of the BOVA Network Management Board are based in the UK, EU (Denmark, France, Netherlands), Switzerland, Africa (Ghana, Kenya, Uganda) and Australia. Data will be stored on a secure server and protected from unauthorised use. We will not share your information with any other third parties or process your information by automated means without asking you for permission first.

You have rights in relation to your information, such as the right to a copy of all information held about you. For more information about your rights, please contact the Information Governance Unit (info [dot] access [at] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk). If you have any concerns about how we handle your information, we ask that you speak to the University’s Data Protection Officer (the University Secretary) first so that we can try to address your concerns internally. You do, however, have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office ( at any time.