We obtain information about you when you get in touch with us to find out more about our work, when you register to receive a newsletter or when you register to participate in online our hosted discussion environment.
When you sign up to join the forum we will ask you for your personal information in order to for us to contact you and keep you updated.
We also automatically collect information, in the form of cookies.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of Forum’s websites will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In addition to reporting website usage statistics, we use Google Analytics in conjunction with additional advertising cookies. We use these cookies to select advertising based on what’s relevant to you, to measure interactions with the ads we display and to improve reporting on campaign performance.
Forum will not merge personally identifiable information with anonymous information gathered from these analytics systems unless there is prior notice and affirmative consent via opt-in from the user. When using any of these tracking tools Forum does not identify users or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected.
If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking please visit and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. The type of personal information we will collect about you will depend on the purpose of collecting the information. We may use your information to:
Keep a record of your relationship and communication preferences with us;
Enable us to deliver more relevant content to you through targeted communications;
Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
Notify you of changes to our services;
Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of legitimate interest to you.
Information regarding our associated companies’ services;
Process an internship or job application.
We will only contact you by email if you actively consent to this, unless we believe there is a legitimate interest to contact you. By consenting to our emails or opting in to email communications, you grant us permission to use your email address to send you email marketing communication. At any stage you may choose to opt out of such communications by unsubscribing from the relevant communication.
We will not sell your data. We will not share your data for marketing purposes unless you have actively consented to this. However, in some circumstances we may need to share your details with a third party for processing. This could be if we run an event in partnership with another organisation and they need your details in order to fulfil your tickets or experience. For example, if you are attending an event with us, we may need to share your details to add you to a guest list.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
We hold your information for only as long as necessary for the purpose needed.
This policy was last updated in July 2021