Privacy Policy

References in this privacy policy to "the Programme", "we", "our", and "us", etc. are references to us, the CASCADE-FELLOWS programme.

CASCADE-FELLOWS is committed to protecting your privacy and respecting the confidentiality of information which you provide when you visit our website at At the same time, we want to try to ensure that you obtain full value from our website and from the services which you may want to receive via our website.

The Programme is managed by The University of Nottingham in the UK. The University is registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "1998 Act"). The Data Protection Register is open to view. We uphold the relevant data protection principles and process all personally identifiable information about you ("personal data") in accordance with the 1998 Act and other relevant legislation. This privacy policy explains what information we may collect about you when you visit our website and how we may use it. 

You should read this privacy policy in conjunction with the CASCADE-FELLOWS website terms of use, of which this privacy policy forms a part. By agreeing to our terms of use, you are consenting to our processing of your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy. Any changes to this privacy policy will be posted on our web site and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. 

The information we collect 

It is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. However, the Programme may automatically collect certain information about you when you use our website, including by our use of "cookies" (see below), such as the IP address of your computer and the dates and times of your visits. 

In some areas of our website the Programme will ask you for personal data, such as your name, address and email details, that will enable us to make your site visit a more rewarding experience for you and/or to contact you after your visit. An examples of this might be where you subscribe to an online newsletter.

In some other areas of our website, where you can register as an online user, the Programme will ask you for more detailed information about yourself, for example when submitting your Fellowship application. In order to provide this type of service, it will be necessary for us to collect and process additional personal data.

How we may use this information

Personal data which we collect about you via our website is securely held on and processed by computers situated at data centres based in the UK which are responsible for providing hosting services for this website. The University will retain this data for a reasonable period or for as long as the law requires.

The Programme will not disclose any of your personal data collected via our website to any third party, other than in circumstances set out in this privacy policy and/or where you have given us permission to do so, unless we are required to do so by law. 

The Programme may use personal data collected from you via our website to manage and monitor use of our website. Otherwise, we will only use this personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, unless you have given us permission to use it for other stated purposes. For example you may register to use the secure area of our site and we may use your email address to send you our newsletter.

There may be circumstances in which the Programme will ask you to agree to us disclosing your personal data to certain third parties, or transferring it outside the United Kingdom. However, we will not do this without your permission. For example, for the purposes of evaluating your project proposal, we may ask you to agree to us transferring your personal data to countries outside the United Kingdom, including those which do not have equivalent data protection legislation to the 1998 Act. This is because some evaluators are likely to be located outside the United Kingdom, and the global nature of the Internet is such that making personal data available to others on our website is likely to involve the transfer of this personal data to other countries. However, before transferring your personal data in these circumstances, we will do our best to ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place to protect your privacy.  

If at any time you want to withdraw any permission you have given us to provide you with services, or to use your personal data in any other way, please inform us by email.


When you visit our website the program may send "cookies" to the browser on your computer, even if you do not provide us with any personal data. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful as they enable us to recognise you (by a unique number allocated to you) when you return to our website and so to personalise your return. If you have previously provided us with personal data, then cookies may enable us automatically to fill in your name and other information when, for example, you complete an online form. 

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies users, but the personal information that is stored about them may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. When you log in, cookies will be used to enable you to access the parts of the site that require authorisation. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, some of the services you have asked for could not be provided.

Cookies also enable us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics which help us to understand how our website is used and how we may improve it. It is not possible for cookies to read personal information on your computer and/or to find out any personal information about you. 

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor and all information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies improve how a website works. 

We are are doing as much as possible to reduce the amount of time before as a visitor to our site you receive information about cookies. We provide you with options (find out more about cookies, do not browse if you disagree) and ensure that the information on cookies is readily available to you( via a visible pop-up at the top of the screen).

When you visit our site you will see a notification that cookies are being used on our site and that further browsing means that you are automatically giving your consent to cookies being set. You give your consent to setting cookies by clicking the accept button on the pop-up or by continuing to browse the site.

We use analytic information to help us make our website more focussed and better for our website visitors.  The information generated relating to the site is used to create reports about the use of the site. Google will store this information and their privacy policy is available at You may, however, opt out of Google Analytics tracking if you prefer.

We do not use Targeting Cookies on the website.  If you use Google services, and are logged into your Google account while browsing our site, it is possible that Google may track your activity alongside our use of the Google Analytics service for targeting purposes: please check Google's privacy statements.

Subject Access Requests

Under the 1998 Act you are entitled to be told if the Programme holds any personal data about you. If we do hold any personal data about you, you are entitled to be given a description of the data, to be told for what purposes the data are processed, and the people (or classes of people) to whom the data may have been disclosed. A request for a copy of information held about you is called a "Subject Access Request". To make a subject access request, please contact the Programme Office. Please note that we are entitled to, and do, charge a fee of £10 for providing this information.


Our website and our computer systems have security measures in place with the aim of protecting the loss, misuse or alteration of personal data held by us. 

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside the Programme's control and are not covered by this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any such linked websites.

Comments or questions 

Please send any comments or questions relating to this privacy policy to the Programme Office.