ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate  and Environment Social Science
ACCESS - Advancing Capacity for Climate  and Environment Social Science

Network Terms, Privacy and Conditions

Data Collection Statement

The ACCESS expert database is a searchable database of environmental social scientists working in universities, the public sector, charities and businesses. The aim of the database is to make collaboration easier and showcase the wide breadth of expert information and advice available.  If you would like to join the database and share your contact details, knowledge, experience and interests, please use the form below.

We will look after your information carefully, as laid out in our Privacy Policy As a member of our network, your information is shared on our open website.

If you decide to leave the network, please email us at and we will remove your information.

Privacy statement

Privacy Notice

This statement sets out how the ACCESS uses and protects any information that we collect about you when you interact with us. ACCESS  is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain personal information please be assured that it will only be used in accordance with our privacy notice.

Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?

The University of Exeter  is the “Data Controller” of your personal data and is committed to ensuring that the personal data we process is handled in accordance with data protection legislation. To contact the University Data Protections officer visit our web page

In case of any general queries, please get in touch with us via

When and how is ACCESS collecting data?

When you visit the ACCESS website at, our hosting servers will establish an encrypted connection between your browser and our website. By the use of cookies, we may collect general information about your computer (such as IP address, operating system and browser).

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser on the computer. 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 may collect non-personally-identifiable information relating to your use of our sites via Google Analytics technology. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of such 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 on servers in the United States. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

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

You may disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Your completed Join Us form will be sent to our ACCESS operational team. The information will then be added to the database and published. You will be emailed when your information is live on the site. You will be invited to check the information for accuracy and any additional amendments will be made.

Why are we collecting this information?

The Join us form is designed to showcase your expertise to a wide audience who are looking for expertise, knowledge and experience in the climate and environment crises. We are particularly keen to show our website users how the social sciences can help solve today’s challenges and provide much needed evidence to help policy-makers and practitioners make difficult decisions.

The personal statement, key topic areas of your work, publications and outputs will showcase the breadth of expertise on the database. In addition, at the request of our ACCESS stakeholders, we will also collect information regarding an expert’s willingness to collaborate as we see this is crucial aim of our project and growing our network of experts (this optional).

What is the purpose and legal basis of data processing?

When you interact with us we will process the information you give us for certain legitimate purposes, which include some or all of those listed below. These purposes will never override your personal interests, fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of your personal data.

Data Subject Rights

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your personal data rights in high regard. As an individual whose data we process (a data subject), you have certain rights in relation to the processing.

You have the right to:

You have the right to object to the way we process your data. To exercise this right, please contact

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office about the way in which we process your personal data.

Links to other websites

ACCESS is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any website linked to from

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in October 2023.

Contact us:

If you have any questions about the above privacy notice, please contact us at

ACCESS Administration, University of Exeter, EX4 4SB, United Kingdom

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