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Website privacy policy

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you or that you provide to us through our website will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand how we will handle your data and what we will do with it.

This policy might change in the future, and any changes we make will be posted on this page, so check back frequently. If you continue to use this website, we’ll consider this acceptance of any changes and consent to keep using your data in this way. Please read the policy carefully, and if you don't agree with it, then please don't use this website.

Who are ‘we’?

‘We’ are the Bright Green Future team at the Centre for Sustainable Energy. CSE is a registered charity (number 298740) and a registered company (2219673). Our address is St James Court, St James Parade, Bristol, BS1 3LH.  Our charitable purpose is to help people and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors meet the challenge of rising energy costs and climate change.

Information we collect about when you use the website

Most of the data we collect about you when you use the website is anonymous and can’t be used to identify you. It’s stored at a statistical level to give us an overview of the website as a whole. We collect this information using cookies, small text files that are stored in the hard drive of your computer.

The data we collect might include what pages you have looked at and how long you spent on them, what parts of the site you clicked on and when you closed your web browser. We also collect data about the device you are using to access the site, including things like your IP address, your internet service provider and operating system, and the browser you are using. Your IP address will normally let us infer your geographic location.

If you arrive at our website after following a link on another site, we record information about what other website you came from. This includes social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

How we use this data

  • To spot problems. This data helps us to understand if there’s a problem with the website. For example, if something isn’t downloading properly or if a link is broken

  • To understand how the website works overall

  • To improve the accessibility and user experience of the website

Who we share this data with

We will never sell your data or use it to send you marketing communications. We will only share it with companies who are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations and, if they are based outside of the EEA, companies who are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield system or who are deemed by the EU to have adequate data protection.

The organisations we will share it with are listed below:

  • Wix provide our website hosting. Their servers keep logs of the some of the information that  your computer shares when you access the internet. This information can't be used to identify you personally. If you are participant of Bright Green Future and use the web portal hosted on this site your email address will be stored securely by Wix in order to enable you to log in to the portal. 

  • Google Analytics, a type of software provided by Google that allows us to interpret and understand the information we collect from the website.

We use cookies

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect

  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site

  • Improve the speed/security of the site

  • Allow you to share pages with social networks

  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

  • Pass data to advertising networks

  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Determining if you are logged in or not

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site. These cookies are provided by Wix, who host our website.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. Because we embed videos from YouTube in some parts of the site, some cookies are set by YouTube. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by YouTube.

So you can easily our content on Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications on this will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on Twitter.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

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