Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you send us a message using the contact form we will collect your name, email address and phone number (optional). These will be held for the purposes of responding to you, if necessary. These will not be used for any other purposes unless you opt in to our mailing list. If you opt in to our mailing list your details will be stored for the purposes for contacting you with relevant project news and information (e.g. project newsletter and upcoming events). You may unsubscribe from this list at any time.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Who we share your data with
Your data may be shared amongst project partners for the purposes of contacting you regarding project activities or responding to a query sent by the contact form.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
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.
If you opt in to the mailing list your data will be held by the project partners until you unsubscribe.
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 may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
Your data is held on secure servers to which only project staff have access. Any information collected is visible to project staff only and is securely stored as such. The treatment of Personal Data is regularly addressed with staff through training and awareness briefings. We provide regular training to project staff who handle personal information and we will comply with obligations to report any failure in our systems which results in a Data Breach and information being lost or miscommunicated.
Renewable Engine Privacy Notice
The Renewable Engine Privacy Notice can be downloaded using the button below.