Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

The Brock Initiative is a Bristol based, independent initiative which aims to raise awareness around the issues facing the natural world including biodiversity loss, climate change and habitat destruction. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), the data controller is The Brock Initiative, Dumpers Cottage, Chew Magna, BS40 8SS.

2. Data Collection

The Brock Initiative provides materials to inform and educate about how humans are damaging the environment, including films, newsletters and a book. In order to distribute these materials, we will need to collect data from our audience. When engaging with us in any capacity we might collect the following personal information:

  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Contact information (email address and phone number)

3. When do we collect personal data?

The Brock Initiative collects personal data when you:

  • Purchase a book from us;
  • Subscribe to our newsletter;
  • Contact The Brock Initiative in general

We do not ask that you provide any sensitive personal data. This is data revealing information about an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and includes genetic data, biometric data (for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual), data concerning health, or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation. We ask that you do not provide any sensitive personal data.

4. What we do with your data

Your data including your contact details and any other information provided by you may be stored in our contact database(s) and may be viewed by our team in any capacity in which we spread the word about our work.

  • Data will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided;
Digital data will be stored on personal work computers;
Team members are instructed not to transfer or share data outside of the initiative.

5. Data processing, sharing and basis for sharing

We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need in order to carry out our work.

6. Brock Initiative Website cookies

What is a cookie? Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that a website creates on your computer. They help the website remember you and make your experience on the site faster and easier. They do not create or store any information that can identify you personally. If you continue exploring our site, we’ll assume you’re ok with cookies.
How do we use cookies?
Like most websites, we use cookies to help us improve your experience of our site. Without cookies, a website will always think you’re a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site.

7. Brock Initiative newsletter

We’d like to keep in touch with you and to keep you up to date with news from The Brock Initiative and other relevant news items. We limit these newsletters to four times per year. We hope that you find these emails interesting and informative. If, however you would prefer not to receive these emails then you can unsubscribe at any time.
Unsubscribing from the newsletter;
If you wish to stop receiving newsletters from The Brock Initiative at any time, please email 
The Brock Initiative uses MailChimp (marketing automation platform and an email marketing service) to distribute our newsletters. We therefore import our distribution list onto MailChimp’s secure server. Data that we import includes first name, last name and email address. MailChimp do not under any circumstances, sell our distribution lists. For further information about MailChimp’s privacy policy please go to

8. Brock Initiative Emails

Confidentiality: emails and attachments are confidential and may be privileged. If you have received an email in error, please send it back to us and immediately and permanently delete it. Do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in the message or any attachment.
Internet communications cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information can be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete. Therefore, we do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions that are present in email messages, or any attachment, that have arisen as a result of e-mail transmission
Viruses: No liability is accepted for viruses and it is your responsibility to scan any attachments.

9. Data retention

We retain records in electronic form and contact data remains on our contact database indefinitely.

10. Your rights

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted.

16. Changes to our policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy, and we will post those changes on this page. Please review this page on a regular basis for changes.

17. Contacting us

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at