Privacy Policy

Thank you for joining in with Bridging Histories! We are delighted to have you with us, and want to make sure we only use your information in the ways you'd like us to. This page explains all about how any information you share with Bridging Histories might be used.

What happens once I share something with Bridging Histories?

The Bridging Histories project invites you to create poems, pictures, recipes, videos and so on, and share these with us. You might share by emailing or by post or social media. If you've made a video, you might upload that on your own YouTube site, and send us the link to embed in our website.

So what happens once you share your activity with us?

We'll write back to you, thank you for your contribution, and ask you to answer a few questions:

  • May we share what you've made by putting it on our website? How about posting it on our social media channels?
  • Do you have a photo you'd like us to include with your entry? This could be a photo of you smiling at the camera, or another image you like.
  • Would you like us to share with your first name, full name, or no name (anonymous)?
  • May we include your postcode and city or town?
  • If we make a social media post, we'll share with #BridgingHistories or @HistoryBridging and your city or town (e.g. #Bristol) but are there any social media handles or hashtags you'd like us to include?

We ask these questions because we want to make sure we use your information only the way you want us to. We'll record your answers in an excel spreadsheet on University of Bristol's secure server, to make sure we follow your instructions.

Once we have this information from you, with your permission we will create an entry on our website. We will email to let you know when we have done this, and give you a chance to make sure you are happy with how it looks before posting to social media channels.

If you want to make any changes to what you have shared, contact us by email or snail mail and let us know.

Can I change my mind about what I've shared?

You are always free to change your mind about what you've shared. If you'd like to change your entry or remove anything, that's completely up to you and you just need to email

Do bear in mind that we aren't able to delete or edit some social media posts, so for instance if we have tweeted your entry we won't be able to remove this from twitter.

If I come to a Bridging Histories workshop or event, what information will you keep?

To help us keep track of what kind of impact Bridging Histories is having, if you come to a workshop we may collect a limited amount of information from you, such as:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your feedback and evaluation from the workshop

You can ask us to delete any personal information anytime you wish, unless you shared it with us anonymously (i.e. without your name).

What information do you collect through your website?

Our website uses cookies, which help us to understand more about patterns of website use, to improve our site.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology

For further information, visit

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

What are my data protection rights under law?

You can always

  • ask for copies of personal information (right of access),
  • ask us to correct information that is inaccurate (right of rectification)
  • ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances (right of erasure)
  • ask us to restrict or object to any processing of your information (right to restrict processing)
  • ask us to transport your information to you or to a third party if you wish (right to data portability)

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights.

Will you ever share my information with third parties?

We will not share your information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.

We occasionally work with a third party (such as web host Splendid Web) who help support Bridging Histories. They cannot do anything with your personal information unless we instruct them to, and will not share your information with any other organisation. They hold information securely and only for the period we instruct.

In exceptional circumstances we could be legally obliged to share information with a court or supervisory authority.

I have another question - who should I speak with?

Bridging Histories reviews its privacy policy regularly and places any updates on this web page.

If you want to get in touch about this or any other matter, please email

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