Privacy Policy

Information about you: how we use it

The information you provide will be used by the MacCaLM project for the purpose of email marketing. The project processes the personal data of people on the mailing list, in order to keep them up to date with relevant events and outputs. To do so, we use The Newsletter Plugin and Dotmailer as our mailing systems. The information you provide will be used by MacCaLM to:

  • Keep you up to date with news and progress
  • Ensure we only communicate with you about events and associated events of interest to you
Sharing Information

We are using information about you because you have previously given us consent to be added to our newsletter mailing list. We will not share your data with any third party.

We will hold the personal data you provided us for 5 years.  After this period we will send a communication to you querying whether you wish to remain on our mailing list.  Alternatively, you can opt out of the mailing list at any time.

Storage and transmission of your information

Once we have received your information, we employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website or via email. Any transmission is at your own risk.

Access, update, unsubscribe or have your information deleted

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records. If you would like a copy of this information, please contact us using the details below. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date. You may also ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate.

The project will provide you with a copy of all information maintained about you upon written request to:

MacCaLM Project Manager

School of Economics

The University of Edinburgh

30/31 Buccleuch Place



Or by email to

We will correct any inaccuracies in such information as soon as practicable after being notified in writing. Any user may also require that this information be removed from our records by writing, emailing or unsubscribing.


If you change your mind about being contacted in the future by any of these means you can opt out from further communications at any point by contacting us directly at or at the address above, alternatively unsubscribe via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of email communications you receive from us.

Automated decision making

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.  A human decision maker will always be involved before any decision is reached in relation to you.

Further queries

If you have any questions, please contact Project Manager, Fiona Ross / +44 131 651 5933

UKRI Privacy Notice 

School of Economics, University of Edinburgh Privacy 

This page was last revised on 24 August 2018.