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Privacy policy


We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website;

  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;

  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.

2. Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.




















These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.


We use this cookie to track which browsers are capable of processing JavaScript. JavaScript is a scripting language which provides enhanced interactivity and visual effects.

Cookie acceptancecookied-agreed-enThis cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website.

3. Using your personal information – Our Cookie Policy

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

  • enable your use of the services available on the website;

  • send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

  • send to you marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

4. Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

  • in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

5. Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Data we hold at Rebuilding Macroeconomics and NIESR are kept in a protected IT environment, in line with the requirements of ISO 27001 on Information Security (for which NIESR is accredited) and the requirements of Cyber Essentials (for which NIESR is also accredited).  NIESR is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): registration number Z4953990.

The shared data drives on the NIESR server are accessible only to staff who require access to them for NIESR related work, and data are deleted once the work has been completed. We also have a disposal policy for records of former staff, interviewees and other visitors to our offices.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete any personal information that we hold about you. Please email your request to our Data Protection Officer – Helen Finely:

Data security breaches are prevented by stringent Data Security Procedures practiced by NIESR and stakeholders. Any data breach detected is notified with 72 hours to ICO and the individual/s as per GDPR Guidelines.


Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

6. Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

7. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time.  In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

8. Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

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Terms of Use


The website accessed at the domain name (the “Website”) and all the facilities and features made available on the Website including those in future which require registration before use such as our discussion boards (the “Website Services”) can only be accessed and used by you if you agree to do so in compliance at all times with these terms and conditions.  By accessing and using the Website you agree that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to be bound by our terms and conditions you should stop accessing the Website and using the Website Services immediately.

We are entitled to change and update these terms and conditions at any time without giving you prior notice, but we will post any changes to the terms and conditions onto this area of the Website and those changes will be effective from the time they are posted.  You are responsible for regularly viewing these terms and conditions.  Your continued use of the Website and/or the Website Services after we have posted any such change will indicate that you accept the new terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions and our Privacy Policy referred to below govern the whole arrangement between you and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (“NIESR”), which hosts the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Network. If any part of these terms and conditions or the Privacy Policy is found to be invalid or unenforceable then the remaining provisions shall remain in force between you and NIESR.


Contact information can be found on the Contact Us link on our website.

Your Use of the Website

We permit you to access and use the Website on the understanding that it is only available for your personal use and not for promotional or commercial use and that you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You may, for your personal use;

  • retrieve and display content from the Website on a computer screen;

  • print, but not photocopy, individual pages on paper; and/or

  • store files in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network).


Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Network on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Links from this website 

We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. NIESR will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Copyright Notice

Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exists on all text relating to the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Network’s services and the full content of this website.  The Rebuilding Macroeconomics logo is a registered trademark of the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Network in the United Kingdom and other countries. The brand names and specific services of Rebuilding Macroeconomics featured on this web site are trademarked.

Your Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Rebuilding Macroeconomics, NIESR, and any of its officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses of any character incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of or conduct on the Website or the Website Services and/or a breach of any of the terms and conditions.

Third Party Websites

The Website may include links to websites of other parties as a result of automated search facilities, or associations of the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Network, but these links do not mean that the Network endorses or in any way guarantees those third party websites or any of the goods or services offered on them.

Applicable Laws

These terms and conditions and accompanying Privacy Policy are governed by the laws of England and Wales and you shall irrevocably agree, subject to the paragraph below, that the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions or your use of the Website or arising in any way from the content of the Website or use of the Website Services.

For our exclusive benefit, we shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of your country of residence, or where these terms and conditions are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of your principal place of business.

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