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Privacy notice

This privacy notice tells you how we will collect and use your personal data.

ECCI community

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is at the heart of an active community of organisations, professionals, students and members of the public who are working towards, or interested in, creating a thriving zero carbon future.

ECCI processes (collects, stores and uses) the data of some people in this community who use our services or who have come into contact with us through projects, events, meetings or study and have provided us with their contact details.

How we use information about you

ECCI uses the personal information that you provide to us in order to:

  • Provide you with any programmes you are participating in or support or services you have requested
  • Collaborate with you on shared initiatives, projects and bids
  • Administer your attendance at our events, and share any follow-up information such as presentations

If you have opted in to receiving our newsletters or are based at ECCI as a staff member, resident, student or programme participant, we will also store your personal data to:

  • Keep you up-to-date with news about ECCI activities, events and opportunities
  • Promote relevant events, activities and programmes

We are committed to ensuring that the information we process is appropriate for these purposes, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

How we keep your data safe

ECCI has processes in place to keep your information secure, accurate and up to date. We use secure University of Edinburgh filing and email systems.

In addition, we use the following companies to process your information:

  • MailChimp: to send newsletters and marketing emails
  • Eventbrite: to allocate tickets for events
  • Highrise: to store professional contacts

We follow University of Edinburgh procedures to ensure that we hold your information only for as long as is necessary and in full compliance with the University’s Data Retention Schedule.

ECCI newsletter

If you have opted in to our mailing list or are based at ECCI as a staff member, resident, student or programme participant, ECCI will use the information you provide on the newsletter sign-up form to send you e-bulletin newsletters about relevant news, updates, events and opportunities.

We use MailChimp for all of our email campaigns, meaning that all contact details can be updated easily. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any marketing email you receive from us, or by contacting us at

We will not pass your information on to any third party.

Contact us

If you have any questions or if you’d like your data to be deleted, please email or contact us at:

Centre Manager

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)

High School Yards

Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Further details

This privacy statement is continued at