Privacy Policy

The UKRI National CE-hub understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our community and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law

Who we are

Our website address is: This site is a securely hosted by Eightwire The CE-Hub is an open access, read only website with a closed members area. The site is managed and moderated by the CE-Hub Core Team, University of Exeter Business School.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you register to the members area of the site through the Join form, we collect your full name, email address, location and research interests. We also give you the choice for your details to be used for research purposes. You can delete your membership at any time.


Visitors are not permitted to leave comments on the site. Members can access certain documents, comment on other members’ posts and media. We collect data from visitors for the purpose of events and applications for partnership opportunities. We collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


If, as a member, you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use google Analytics to monitor visits to the website and specific pages. This does not collect any personal information.

We analyse the following membership data:

Username, first name, last name, email address, date registered, posts created, comments, last logged in, sessions, country. We also analyse the number of hubs created, number of members, friend connections and research interests.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any third party organisations.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit the above information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Your data is held securely on the CE-Hub website. The database is accessible to a limited number of administrators and University staff.

What data breach procedures we have in place