Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

The Fleming Policy Centre is committed to maintaining the privacy and trust of visitors to our website and subscribers to our newsletter. Here you’ll find information on how we treat data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to our newsletter.

Visitors to our Website

The flemingpolicycentre.org.uk website is built using WordPress.org, which collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This allows us to observe the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.

This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make – and do not allow WordPress to make – any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. Nor do we use any third-party data collection service, such as Google Analytics or Piwik.

Newsletter Sign Up

During the registration process for our email updates we collect your name and email address. We use that personal information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; and to check our records are right. We don’t rent or trade or share this information with anyone other than MailChimp.

We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. MailChimp gathers statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us.

GDPR and legitimate interest

We have chosen to maintain our existing occasional e-mailing list under GDPR on the grounds of legitimate interest, because:

  • It is in the legitimate interests of the FPC and our subscribers to keep them informed and up-to-date about the work we are doing
  • Subscribers have already given consent to receive our e-newsletters
  • All our e-newsletters contain an unsubscribe link

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold (i.e. your name and email address, if you are a subscriber to our mailing list). If you would like to do so, email us.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. Those sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have questions about how a site uses your information, you’ll need to check that site’s privacy statement.


What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

How long are cookies stored for?

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu

Cookies used on the Website

A list of the types of cookies used on the Website is set out below:

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that WordPress can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Functionality cookies
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that WordPress can place these types of cookies on your device.

These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies might be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.

For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We can’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.


More secure web browsing

If you’ve read this far, you’re probably as supportive of web security and privacy as we are.

If you’d like to know more about keeping your data yours in this age of government and corporate intrusion, we highly commend the straightforward advice given at:
https://riseup.net/en/better-web-browsing