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Global Souths Hub Privacy Notice

The privacy of individuals is important to us and we are strongly committed to keeping your personal data safe. 

This notice sets out our privacy policy, which applies to information collected on our website, blog, podcast and newsletter, and to our interactions with active and potential contributors. 

This policy explains how and why we use your personal data. This version of our statement was updated on 22nd January 2024.

Please read the policy carefully and contact us ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices.

Information we collect and what we do with it

For our news and blog we collect the names, email addresses and queries sent to us using our contact form. These enquiries are either managed in-house, or fielded to Yellowback (our online editorial office), our webcurator email inbox or if appropriate to the wider editorial team of the journals, Third World Quarterly and Central Asian Survey

We additionally collect names, email addresses for our monthly newsletter. This is so we can email you information, relevant events and opportunities. If you do subscribe to our newsletter, you can unsubscribe directly at anytime. The data collected is stored by a third-party newsletter provider, Mailchimp. Find out they collect, store and protect your data in the Mailchimp Privacy FAQs.

We may ask those applying and receiving travel grant support from the Global South Colloquium Fund for information relevant to the application. This could include pre-application details such as institution, name, email, and details of workshop/event, symposium and on receipt of grant, such as financial details on the grant given. All information is kept securely, and only used for the purposes of considering eligibility and scoring for the grant/award applied for.

We treat this information as confidential and do not share it with any other individuals or organisations.

If, in the future, you no longer wish us to contact you or store your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]

Use of cookies and other technologies

We use a cookies tool on our website which relies on implied consent of users. We also use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We may also track which pages you visit in emails from us, and we use cookies to help run our website effectively.

We use the information gathered by the browsing information on our website, to ensure that we provide the best service and experience for our readership. Wherever possible we use anonymous information that does not identify individual users of our website. 

All information is processed in the UK and European Economic Area (EEA).

Securing personal data

We only store minimal personal data to allow us to provide continuity to those we work with or who have contacted us about our services. The data that we do store is password protected on a limited number of devices, and accessible to limited individuals within 

Links to other websites/third-party content

Links to external sites and resources from our website, do not constitute endorsements, and we do not take any responsibility for the content (or information contained within) any linked website.

Your rights in relation to personal data

We will only use your personal data on relevant lawful grounds as permitted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (from 25 May 2018)/UK Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulation (PECR).

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), European Union citizens have the following rights in relation to their personal data: 

  • To access personal information stored about you
  • To request the correction and deletion of this material
  • To require data portability (this is restricted to data provided by you)
  • To restrict the processing and object to use of your data
  • To lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office

You can contact us or the Information Commissioner’s Office, as appropriate, to exercise these rights. Data subject rights may be limited in circumstances where it would compromise the anonymity of the peer review process. 

About this Policy 

We regularly review this policy and may make changes where necessary.