Privacy policy

We take your privacy very seriously. Find out all about the terms of use of our website and how we handle your personal data here.

This privacy policy was last updated on 19th December 2022.

Our contact details

Name: The Royal Institute of Philosophy

Address: Room 283, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

Phone Number: 02076644851


The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Contact details
  • Organisation

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • You have signed up to receive newsletters and/or marketing communications from The Royal Institute of Philosophy;
  • You have applied for funding from The Royal Institute of Philosophy;
  • You have applied for a position at The Royal Institute of Philosophy;
  • You have requested for an event that you’re running to be listed on our network calendar;
  • You have contacted The Royal Institute of Philosophy directly for any other reason.

We use the information that you have given us in order to:

  • Get in touch with you regarding an event that you’re holding or an application or request that you’ve made;
  • Keep you up to date with our events and initiatives from the organisation
  • Address any concerns, feedback or queries addressed to our team here at The Royal Institute of Philosophy.

We may share this information with partner organisations from our network when required.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  • Your consent. By providing us with the information through one of the methods of direct contact above, you are providing consent for us to process your information. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting
  • We have a legitimate interest.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored.

We keep your personal information and contact details only for the purposes listed above and for the duration of use. Once this information is no longer required for the purposes listed above, or once consent has been withdrawn, your personal information will be removed from our databases and permanently deleted.

We will clearly identify any personal data that we need to keep for public interest archiving, scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You 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 contact us at if you wish to make a request.

Cookies policy

Please note that our cookies notice applies to the Royal Institute of Philosophy website. Please also refer to the privacy notices and cookies policies of the apps and browsers you are using to access our website and any Royal Institute of Philosophy website or branded pages on third party platforms (e.g. YouTube and Facebook), as well as applications accessed or used through websites or platforms operated by or on behalf of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, in order to understand their data collection practices.

By using our website, you are consenting to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in accordance with this notice. If you do not agree to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in this way, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use our website or branded pages on third party platforms. You can opt out from the use of Google Analytics by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add On. Please note that disabling cookies may provide you with a different user experience than intended by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How and why we use cookies

We use cookies on the Royal Institute of Philosophy website to enable the effective operation of the website. These are cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of a website. Without these cookies, this website won’t function properly. Accordingly, we are not asking you for your specific consent for those cookies. For all other cookies, your informed consent is required.

We also use third party analytics to monitor the performance of our website and improve user experience. This information is collected automatically through technologies like cookies, web beacons, server logs, JavaScript and similar technologies, and the information collected may include, for example, your IP address, the website from which you visited us, the type of device you used. These are only activated upon you clicking ‘Accept’ on the cookies banner. 

Third-party applications on our website, such as social media sharing tools, may automatically collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information is collected directly by those third-party providers and is subject to their privacy policies. The Royal Institute of Philosophy is not responsible for those providers’ information practices.

How you can change your cookies

Please ensure that your computer and browser settings reflect whether you are happy to accept cookies or not.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:

Legal Notice Update

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this notice. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and new additional information.