This privacy policy tells you what to expect when you visit The policy details what personal information is collected and/or processed, as well as how personal information is handled and who is able to access it.

Wildlife Trade Futures is managed jointly by researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Manchester, Northumbria University and University of Sheffield.

What personal data we collect

In general when we collect the following personal data from you, our legal basis for this is to pursue the legitimate interests of Wildlife Trade Futures.

When you contact us via a contact form

When you make contact with us via a contact form, we will collect the following information in order to provide business services to you (to pursue the legitimate interests of our business):

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Any other personal data you may have submitted as part of your enquiry

How long we hold your personal data for

When you contact us via a contact form

Your enquiry and details are stored for 3 months.

Who has access to this personal data

Wildlife Trade Futures is a collaboration between researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Manchester, Northumbria University, University of Sheffield and Centre for International Forestry Research. Staff from these organisations have access to data collected on this site. You can view the respective privacy policies for more detailed information on how each organisation handles personal data below:

University of Birmingham Privacy Policy

University of Manchester Privacy Policy

Northumbria University Privacy Policy

University of Sheffield Privacy Policy

CIFOR Privacy Policy

Which third parties have access to the data on my website?

To support delivery of our services, we engage third party data processors (‘Sub-processors’) which in turn also have access to certain personal data. This section provides important information about the identity, location and role of each sub-processor.

Prior to engaging any third party sub-processor, we perform diligence to evaluate their privacy, security and confidentiality practices, with the purpose of establishing their compliance with all UK and EU data & privacy law.

Wildlife Trade Futures currently uses the following sub-processors to help with general management of this website:

Ink & Water Limited
3a Brooklyn Works,
Green Lane,
Kelham Island,
S3 8SH

View Ink & Water’s Privacy Policy

What happens when you visit our website

When someone visits, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site.

This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Access to your personal information

We try to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information, as well as request that this information is removed or amended, by making a ‘subject access request’. If we do hold information about you, we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

If you’d like to make a subject access request, please contact us.

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review.

This privacy policy was last updated on 04/02/21.