This privacy policy sets out how LIDC uses and protects any information that you give LIDC when you use this website.

LIDC 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.

LIDC 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. This policy is effective from 2nd May.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to @lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk.

Who are we?

LIDC is home to one of the largest concentrations of expertise in the field of international development. Our 3500 members cross seven University of London institutions and work across all aspects of international development. Since its establishment in 2007, LIDC has forged new areas of work, supported ground-breaking findings and influenced global policy and practice.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you register to receive our monthly or fortnightly newsletters.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name and job title, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?

We may use your information for:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • We use “cookies” to improve your experience of our web pages easier (see below).

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Security

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.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. You can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: @lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk or telephone on (0) 20 7958 8251.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: @lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk, or write to us at: LIDC, 36 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD. Alternatively, you can telephone +44 (0) 20 7958 8251.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information LIDC holds about you (we may charge £10 for information requests) to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, the LIDC website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access those using links from our website.

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 keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in April 2018.