Privacy and Cookies Policy

The Alliance for Useful Evidence is a partnership between Nesta,  the Economic and Social Research Council and the Big Lottery Fund. The Alliance website is operated by Nesta, details below. This privacy policy explains how Nesta and its partners use personal information which we collect via this site.

1. What kind of information do we collect?

If you register on this site, we may ask for personal information such as your name, job title, occupation and email address. We may ask you for feedback on our events or to complete surveys for us. We may detail your activity and personal preferences when visiting our sites (see “Cookies” below). If you post content on the site or communicate via the site, we may store and monitor your content and communications.

2. What do we do with information we collect?

We will use your personal information to operate this site and the Alliance for Useful Evidence. If you register with us, we will use your details to provide you with newsletters and information about the Alliance for Useful Evidence. We will ask your permission to publish your name, job title and occupation on the site as a member of the Alliance. We may also use your details to carry out analysis and research to improve our sites, events and activities and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse of our site and protect other users.

Please make sure that any personal details which you give us are accurate and up to date, and let us know about any changes. Please get consent first before giving us information about anyone else.

3. How to unsubscribe

If you would like us to remove your details from the Alliance website, or don’t want to receive any more communications from us, please email us at

4. Who else has access to your information?

We may share your information with the Alliance partners; Nesta, the ESRC and the Big Lottery Fund, and with companies who help us to host and operate this site and to organise our events and other activities. Some of these organisations may process your information in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as the United States, where data protection laws are not the same as in the EEA. If you are not happy for us to transfer your information in this way, please don’t access and use our websites.

Comments, blogs and other information which you upload may be displayed publicly and to other users. Please be careful when disclosing personal information which may identify you or anyone else. We are not responsible for the protection or security of information which you give us permission to publish or which you disclose in public areas.

We may disclose your personal information if required by law, or to protect or defend ourselves or others against illegal or harmful activities, or as part of a reorganisation or restructuring of our organisation.
5. Cookies

This site may contain cookies. Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer when you visit our site or when you log in. Cookies are useful because they allow our site to recognise your computer. You can find more information about cookies at:

This site may use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features, such as logging into secure areas.

The site also uses performance cookies which collect information about how you use the site, such as how you are referred to it and how long you stay on certain pages. All this information is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to improve the performance of the site. Some of these performance cookies are Google Analytics web cookies. Google have produced a tool to opt out of their cookies which is available here:

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser settings so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set, or restrict or block web browser cookies. The Help function within your browser should tell you how to do this or you can visit for more information. You may lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

6. Security

We take steps to protect your personal information and follow procedures designed to minimise unauthorised access to or disclosure of your information. However, we can’t guarantee that we will eliminate all risk of misuse. If you have a password for your account, please keep this safe and don’t share it with anyone else. You are responsible for all activity on your account and must contact us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your password or other security breach.

7. Contacting us

You are legally entitled to know what personal information an organisation holds about you and how that information is processed. If you would like to know what information we currently hold about you, please write to the Head of Legal at Nesta, 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS, UK. We will ask you for proof of identity and may charge a £10 fee.





Nesta Operating Company

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Registered office: 58 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y ODS.