Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy: Please see our full Privacy Policy, which is hosted and managed by Iubenda, on their website.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms: The contact form sends your email to the Secretariat: this data is not retained.

Cookies: Please see our full Cookie Policy, which is hosted and managed by Iubenda, on their website.

Embedded content from other websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Your Data

Who we share your data with: We do not share your data with anyone.

How long we retain your data: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Commenting is currently disabled on this website.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data: Visitor comments are blocked through an automated spam detection service.


Data controller

Dr Emma Cunliffe, Secretariat

Blue Shield
Newcastle University,
Armstrong Building
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 7RH (@)