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Data Privacy Policy

The Centre will protect any personal data we hold on your behalf.

We are committed to keeping any of your private information confidential. If you subscribe or give us your information in any other way we will never share that information with anyone else and we will only use it in ways you can control.

We promise to:

  1. Only hold information if you have given us permission
  2. Never give or sell your private information to any other person or organisation
  3. Let you see any information we hold on your behalf
  4. Make it easy for your to change any personal information we hold
  5. Delete all your information if you no longer want us to hold it

Personal data is held on the Mailchimp subscription system and should be accessible by every subscriber. 

If you have any questions please contact the administrator at

Privacy Policy in Full

This privacy policy sets out how the Centre for Welfare Reform uses and protects any information that you give the Centre for Welfare Reform when you use this website. The Centre for Welfare Reform is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Centre for Welfare Reform may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information, including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information if we survey your opinion

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • To improve our publications and services
  • To send you emails about new publications or other information which we think you may find interesting
  • To contact you for research purposes
  • To customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the Centre for Welfare Reform, Bierlow House, 8 Oakdale Road, Sheffield S7 1SL or contact us by email at If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email or write to us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

This policy was last updated on: 11 May 2018