TRUUD Privacy Policy

Collection of Personal Data

We (The TRUUD Research Team) have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. If you provide us with information about you, this will be acknowledged as your consent to TRUUD collecting and using that personal data, as described in this statement. If you do not agree with this statement, please do not provide us with your personal data.

We only collect and hold personal data (provided by you) in accordance with this privacy statement. This will happen if you:

  • Email us
  • Contact us via the website contact form
  • Sign up to a newsletter

We will use the information you provide to us so that we can deal with your request appropriately. The information will only be used by the TRUUD research team for this purpose.  We will keep your data securely for the duration of the TRUUD programme. This is a five-year research programme, expected to end in September 2024.  After the end of the research programme we will ensure that your information is destroyed.

We will ensure that all personal data you supply is held in accordance with relevant UK data protection regulations. We do not sell or otherwise transfer personal data to any other third parties.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us to remove your details from our database at any time.  You also have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances. You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.  Please let us know via our website if you wish to make a request regarding your data.


Our website uses ‘cookies’ which are text files placed on your computer when you visit a site. These files help us to understand how you use our website. Cookies don’t collect personal data from your computer, only data created by your browsing. Some cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website; these are called ‘persistent’ cookies. Others are deleted automatically when you close your browser and others simply expire. We use the following cookies on our website:

Analytics cookies and advertising cookies set by Google Analytics

We may collect non-personally identifiable information relating to your use of our site via Google Analytic technology (for example which pages you see; how long you stay; what you click on our pages; if you visit the site again; which country and city you are browsing from). We collect this information to help us to monitor and understand the effectiveness of our website. We also collect information about the demographics and interests of our users via Google Analytics and cookies set by Google advertising networks. We use this information in aggregated form to help improve the site and TRUUD’s communication efforts.

Further information and instructions for opting out of Google Analytics tracking are available at:

Data Protection Officer


The University’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Henry Stuart:

Henry Stuart

Information Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer

University Secretary’s Office

University of Bristol

Beacon House

Queens Road

Bristol, BS8 1QU


Tel: 0117 39 41824



If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us directly or to the Data Protection Officer.  You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data, using the details below:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:



9th June 2021