Privacy Notice


Purpose of this notice

This notice tells you how the Leeds Climate Commission will collect and process your personal data when you access this website. Throughout this Notice, “Leeds Climate Commission”, “we”, “our” and “us” refers to the Leeds Climate Commission Secretariat, which administers the work of Leeds 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 newsletters and other email notifications from Leeds Climate Commission about activities, news and events related to Leeds Climate Commission.

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

Leeds Climate Commission uses MailChimp to send email newsletters and has signed its Customer EU Data Processing Addendum. Read the MailChimp Privacy Policy.


Data storage

The information that you provide to Leeds 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

Leeds 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 Leeds 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.

The description below explains the cookies we use and why:

Name: has_js             

Purpose: This helps the website understand browser javascript functionality

Typical content: An on/off flag that denotes whether or not the browser supports Javascript

Expires: On site exit


Cookies set by third parties:

Provider: Google Analytics

Name: _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz

Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Provider: MailChimp (newsletters):  Read the Mailchimp Cookie Statement


University Code of Practice

The Leeds Climate Commission Secretariat is operated by staff at the University of Leeds. The University’s Data Protection Code of Practice therefore also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed at:


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 contact See Contact us for the other ways you can contact the Leeds Climate Commission Secretariat.


This page was updated 24 May 2018 to include information about MailChimp


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