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Privacy and Cookie Policies

The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) (“us”, “we” or “our”) operates ( (the “Site”).

We are committed to protecting your privacy we may hold about you. This privacy notice informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the Site.

Who we are

The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) is an outward-looking, non-partisan international affairs think tank based in the UK. Our mission is to provide an open and accessible space for the ideas, knowledge and experience of experts, academics and activists from across the world, so that their voices can be heard by a global audience of citizens and decision makers in order to find solutions to today’s international challenges. The Foreign Policy Centre is run by a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee called FPC Think Tank Ltd (Company Number: 10897066).

Collecting personal data

We are the sole owners of the information collected on the site. We have access to information that you provide at the time of subscribing to receive emails from us via “Join our new mailing list” form on our Site. Information that you provide might include the following:

  • First name (optional)
  • Last name (optional)
  • Email (for login)
  • Company/Organisation (optional)

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence but you will not be added to our mailing list without you separately opting in to this list.

In addition to the above,  we may obtain from you credit card, debit card or bank account details when you make a donation however this information will be held by our payment provider Paypal – not by us.

Our data processing policy is primarily based on the principle of consent. However we will continue to use the ‘contract’ basis for lawful data processing in relation to information provided in a contractual context. In strictly limited circumstances we will apply the ‘legitimate interest’ basis for data processing, for example in relation to retention of contact details of Parliamentarians or other public officials relevant to the work of the FPC. Under this basis and under carefully considered and specific purposes we may sensitively utilise data to invite potential speakers and participants in a business / professional capacity to our meetings or events; or to engage with particular individuals holding relevant policy-making positions, hand-picked experts, journalists and those working in other relevant sectors in a business / professional capacity, however those people engaged in this way will not be added to our mailing list unless they pro-actively opt in.

Handling your information

We will not sell or rent the information you give us to anyone. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organisation, except where we are explicitly co-organising an event with a partner organisation and their access to registration information is required. In any case, we will endeavour to ensure that your rights and freedoms in respect of the processing of your personal data are adequately and appropriately protected. Also information you provide when signing-up for emails is collected and processed by a third-party platform which creates mailing lists and distributes mailings on our behalf – currently this is Mailchimp, however we reserve the right to change our service provider in the future. Periodically a backup of this data may be taken and stored securely on the FPC’s server.

How we use information about you

The FPC will use personal information obtained and processed in the manner set-out above to assist its not-for-profit mission to promote public education and to enable people to participate in or access our events and research. As set out above your information will be automatically collected when you sign up to our email updates via the ‘Join’ page of the site. We will only contact you via your email address to send you information about our work including to invite to our events and share our newsletter, publications and research.  Our site may contain links to external websites for example ‘Eventbrite’. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Withdrawing your consent

You can update your preferences or unsubscribe at any time by clicking Mailchimp unsubscribe link. You can also email to asking to change or delete any personal information we have about you and also express any concern you have about our use of your data.  We can also be contacted on 0208 9605696.

How long we store your data for

We only keep your data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy or as required by law.


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy notice was posted on 24 May 2018. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. By continuing to use our site, you shall be deemed to have accepted such changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy you can contact us at or on 0208 9605696

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