Privacy policy

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) respects the privacy of users of its website.

This privacy policy applies to the NCCPE website The NCCPE is hosted jointly by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and University of Bristol, who are the joint data controllers.


Please see the NCCPE's cookie policy for details of cookie use.

Information you supply

As you use this website, you may be asked to provide personal information by entering it on a web page and submitting it to the NCCPE by clicking a button or link (this includes comment sections and feedback forms). Generally, this information will be requested to help us provide a service. However, whenever you enter such information on a web page, the NCCPE has legal obligations to you about the ways in which it may use and store the data you provide.

We will treat that data in accordance with current legislation and aim to follow best Internet practice. We may share your data with freelance consultants and associates commissioned to work on our programmes or events. Otherwise the data will not be supplied to anyone outside UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol without your consent unless required or permitted by law, and when stored in a database, this will be in accordance with the current data protection legislation.

Information we gather

When you access a web page, information about your usage is automatically collected. This will usually include your operating system, browser, IP Address (a number assigned to your computer to identify it on the network), the pages which you browse, the referring page that led you to the current page, your software and aspects of its configuration. This information is available to web service administrators.

You are not personally identifiable as an individual from such information alone. However the NCCPE may be legally obliged to release this information to appropriate authorities.

Web metrics

To maintain and improve the quality of our website we use the web metrics services listed below:

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") which records how visitors use the website using cookies.

Personal disclosures

Please be aware that information you share via comment sections or web pages could be distributed or used in ways you did not intend. For example, if you disclose your mobile phone number in comment section, another user could copy that phone number and distribute it to others without your permission. Please exercise caution in sharing via web pages information you would not wish to be made public.

Users under 16

If you are aged 16 or under, you must not enter personal information on our web pages without the approval of a parent or guardian.