Purpose of this notice

This notice tells you how the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission will collect and process your personal data when you access this website. Throughout this Notice, “Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission”, “we”, “our” and “us” refers to the Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission Secretariat, which administers the work of Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.

Where we get your personal data from

From you:

We collect personal data from the form on the ‘Keep in touch’ page of our website. The data remains on the webform and is not held by Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission. The uses of this data are indicated on the form. 

You may unsubscribe at any time by by emailing Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission at info@yorksandhumberclimate.org.uk.

We may also collect personal data on paper forms at events, for feedback or follow ups relevant to that event.

From external sources:

  • We use Eventbrite to market our events. Read the Eventbrite Privacy Policy.
  • We conduct public webinars and meetings via Zoom. Read the Zoom Privacy Statement
  • We send out our newsletter using MailChimp. Read the MailChimp Privacy Policy. (Section 3: Privacy for contacts, explains what information MailChimp collects from you, how it is used, cookies and tracking devices, and your data protection rights.)

Notifications and newsletters

By subscribing via  our ‘Keep in touch’ webform you are giving consent to the receipt of newsletters and other email notifications from Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission about activities, news and events related to Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission.

We send out newsletters using MailChimp (see above). You can unsubscribe from MailChimp separately if you wish, via the unsubscribe link at the foot of the newsletter. This will not remove you from our 'Keep in Touch' subscribers, so you can stll receive other notifications from us.

The newsletter will be posted on the website so you can still read it.

Data storage

The information that you provide to Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission will be stored securely and access will be restricted to members of the Secretariat.  Only data essential for contacting you about news, events and activities will be held, and for as short a time as possible. We will not hold data for any longer than six years.

Third parties

Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission will not share your personal data with third parties (without your explicit agreement).


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission website uses first-party cookies which are set by our website. They are categorised as strictly necessary, which are essential to the operation of the website, and performance cookies which collect anonymous information about the usage of our website. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you. Should you wish to restrict or block cookies which are set by our website you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser or the manual that comes with your device should tell you how. You may also wish to visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ which contains comprehensive information on how you can do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

The description below explains the cookies we use and why:

Name: has_js             

Purpose: This helps the website understand browser javascript functionality

Typical content: An on/off flag that denotes whether or not the browser supports Javascript

Expires: On site exit

Cookies set by third parties:

Provider: Google Analytics

Name: _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz

Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

University Code of Practice

The Yorkshire and Humber Climate Commission Secretariat is currently operated by staff at the University of Leeds. The University’s Data Protection Code of Practice therefore also applies to the use of personal data under this website. The Code can be accessed at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/secretariat/data_protection_code_of_practice.html.

Changes to this statement

This statement and therefore the ways in which your data may be processed can be changed from time to time. Any changes will only be notified via this page.

This page was last updated on Wednesday 8 September to include the information about MailChimp and Zoom.

Further information and contact

If you have any queries relating to this privacy notice or the way your data is being processed through this website then please contact info@yorksandhumberclimate.org.uk.


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