Our Privacy Notice

This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information you provide via this website and when you interact with us online.

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ensure that organisations look after any personal information properly. The information below outlines what information we collect via this website and when you interact with us online, and how we look after it. It is important that you know that we will keep your personal data safe.

Who are we?

The Ideas Alliance CIC is a social enterprise aimed at promoting the benefits of collaborative, strengths-based and community driven approaches. The Ideas Alliance is a registered Community Interest Company incorporated in December 2016, company number 10517689. We are registered on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Register, registration number ZA718923.

Information we collect

We collect information when you:

The information we collect may include your name, email address, address, organisation, job title, IP address, region, links you click within emails, as well as your mailing preferences.

How we use your information

We collect this information in order to:

Who has access to your information?

We will not share your information for marketing purposes with other organisations or companies. We will never sell or rent your information to third parties.

We share information such as attendee lists to events, or survey responses with partner organisations who are working on those events or surveys with us and this will be clearly stated when entering your information.

When we conduct surveys on behalf of others, we share the analysis and report of the survey with the organisation we are working with. Again this will be clearly stated when entering your information.

We may use third party platforms and processers to manage events, conduct surveys and send newsletters. We currently use Mailchimp to manage the information provided by people who sign up for our updates on this website. You can read Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy here. We currently use SurveyMonkey to carry out surveys and have used Typeform in the past. Read SurveyMonkey’s Privacy Statement here and Typeform’s here. We also use Eventbrite to manage events, you can find their privacy policy here.

Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information and provide a secure environment for our paper-based systems and computerised databases.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only keep any personal information that you provide to us for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you gave us the information. We will securely delete information when it is no longer needed for that purpose. We review the data we hold annually and delete as appropriate.

How we use cookies

This site uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to site owners. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through browser settings.

This site uses cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site.

We also use 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. This information is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is used to improve the performance of the site.

Other websites

Our website may contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to our website. Once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other websites when you access them.

Changes to this policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time and we will keep it under regular review. This policy was last updated in January 2021.


You can update your mailing preferences or unsubscribe from our emails at any time by clicking these option links in any email we send you. You can also email hello@ideas-alliance.org.uk to request this.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please email us: email hello@ideas-alliance.org.uk