Privacy Notice


Purpose of this notice

This notice tells you how the Edinburgh Climate Commission will collect and process your personal data when you access this website. Throughout this Notice, “Edinburgh Climate Commission”, “we”, “our” and “us” refers to the Edinbrugh Climate Commission Secretariat which administers the work of Edinburgh Climate Commission.


Where we got your personal data from

  • From you: we collect personal data from the form on the ‘Keep in touch’ page of our website. The uses of this data are indicated on the form. We may also collect personal data on paper forms at events, for feedback or follow ups relevant to that event.
  • From external sources: we use Eventbrite to market our events. Read the Eventbrite Privacy Policy.


Notifications and newsletters

By subscribing to our ‘Keep in touch’ form you are giving consent to the receipt of email notifications from Edinburgh Climate Commission about activities, news and events related to Edinburgh Climate Commission.

You may unsubscribe at any time by following the relevant link in the email and on the webform, or by emailing Edinburgh Climate Commission.


Data storage

The information that you provide to Edinburgh Climate Commission will be stored securely and access will be restricted to members of the Secretariat.  Only data essential for contacting you about news, events and activities will be held, and for as short a time as possible. We will not hold data for any longer than six years.


Third parties

Edinburgh Climate Commission will not share your personal data with third parties (without your explicit agreement).



Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The Edinburgh Climate Commission website uses first-party cookies which are set by our website. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

You can read more about our policy on Cookies here.


University Code of Practice

The Edinburgh Climate Commission Secretariat is operated by staff at the University of Edinburgh. The University’s Data Protection Policy therefore also applies to the use of personal data under this website. You can access it here.


Changes to this statement

This statement and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this web page.


Further information and contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please email


This page was updated 21 April 2020.


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