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Privacy policy

The privacy of visitors to this site and registered users of the site is very important. We therefore only gather information and/or data detailed in this policy. We also only use this information and data in ways, or for the purposes, outlined in this policy.

We have some very ambitious objectives and we want to demonstrate to everyone involved, or interested in the project , that progress is being made.   We also want to make sure that our initiatives are working as effectively as possible and identify where opportunities for improvement may exist.

What We Gather

Name – We are going to need this so we can communicate with you. We like to be as personal as possible.

 – If you register with the site you will need this to help us confirm that you are who you say you are before gaining access to the web site content.

Password – If you register with the site you will need this to help us confirm that you are who you say you are. Keep it unique, strong and do not share it.

Email Address:  Updates are predominately made through our fortnightly newsletter, Twitter and LinkedIn. This will include updates to our terms and conditions , privacy policy and

Registration with the site requires us to send you confirmation that you are registered, what your user name and password is. We do this through email.

Re-setting a password requires us to send you an email.

We may send email’s updating you on activities or events, delivered by our strategic partners, which share the same mission and goals of The Analogies Projects.

Job Title –  We would like to understand the projects appeal to people at various points in their career.

We need to demonstrate the nature of those registering and engaging with the project to help us secure funding from potential sponsors.

Company – This will help us to demonstrate the profile of organisations whose employees are most interested in the project. It will also help us demonstrate the projects awareness and engagement across industry sectors and company sizes.

City / Country  – We would like to be able to demonstrate, both publically and privately,  awareness and support of the project and its engagement across continents, cultures, countries and cities.

This will not include making public registered users city location.

Content  – We would like to be able to tell what content, both in terms of pages and analogies, that appeal most to registered users of the site and/or site visitors. We therefore track where visitors and registered users navigate across the web site.

Platform / OS  – We would like to know how people access the site. Do you do this whilst sat at your desk, on a laptop, or on the commute into work, during lunch from your phone? We can then deliver updates to you when they best suit as many of our supporters and  contributors as possible.

Cookies – To help us continue to develop our engagement with visitors and registered users through the internet and website we are going to need to gather, and analyse, data  including  when visitors and registered users access the web site, for how long, what pages they access, in what order, where they are coming to the site from, what pages are they landing on and which pages they are leaving the site from.

You can of course ask to see what information we hold about you. This can be done be making a request , by email, at or by sending a letter, addressed to: The Analogies Project, Data Protection Officer, Gothic House, Barker Gate, Nottingham, NG1 1JU; requesting this information. There will be a £10 processing fee to cover our administrative overheads. We will need to ask for the payment in advance of conducting the enquiry. We will respond to the enquiry within 30 days of receiving payment of the administration fee.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files stored on your browser. We use cookies to remember your visits to our website to improve your user experience. EU legislation states that all websites should let you know when they are using cookies. Most websites use cookies and they won’t cause any harm to your device. This website uses cookies to help us see which pages our customers like and which aren’t working so well, so we can make improvements. Cookies don’t tell us who you are or give us any personal details about you.

If you do not accept the cookies you will still be able to browse our site but some parts of the site will not work.

Which cookies do we use on this site and why?

The table below sets out the main cookies that we use on this site and what we use them for.

 Type of Cookie                              Cookie name                   Expires after                      Purpose
Google Analytics                              __utma                          Doesn’t expire                    Analytics
Google Analytics                              __utmb                          Doesn’t expire                    Analytics
Google Analytics                              __utmc                           Doesn’t expire                    Analytics
Google Analytics                              __utmz                           Doesn’t expire                    Analytics
Cookie Control (core site)           cc_analytics                       Doesn’t expire                    Cookie Control Statistics
Cookie Control (core site)           cc_necessary                     Doesn’t expire                    Cookie Control Preferences
WordPress login/preferences     wordpress_*                    Doesn’t expire                    Keeping track of user login
.                                                                                                                                                & preferences
WordPress login/preferences     wp*                                    Doesn’t expire                    Keeping track of user login
.                                                                                                                                                & preferences

Enabling and disabling cookies

This website uses cookies to remember your site preferences. If you decline cookies you may lose some of the beneficial website functions of cookies. No personally identifiable information is stored within cookies. Therefore, we recommend you leave these turned on. To check if cookies are enabled on your device,  view your browser’s help pages or information on how to manage cookies.

Data Protection

The Analogies Project is registered as a data processor with the UK’s information commissioner’s office.

Data Security

We take the confidentiality of personal data very seriously. We take reasonable measures, based on an assessment of risk, including the implementation of organisational policies, processes, procedures, technical controls, monitoring and reporting, to secure the confidentiality of personally identifiable data.

All registered users of the web site are required to ensure that they follow best practise with regards to the security of their own devices which connect to this web site and to the creation and use of their personal user name and password. As a minimum we require registered users to create passwords of at least 7 characters, using a mixture of alpha, numeric, lower and upper case and symbols like ! ” ? $ % ^ &. User names and passwords are not to be shared with colleagues, friends, suppliers or any other third party.

For further information about our Data Security & Data Protection policies please email


Information Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

If The Analogies Project is acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Analogies Project  and our registered users. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.