Privacy Policy

This website is published by the Developmental Leadership Program, a research program based at the University of Birmingham, UK. This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you visit the website.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect limited information about you (email address, name, company, the areas of our work you are interested in) when you sign up to join our mailing list. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

How will we use the information about you?

If you have signed up for our mailing list we process your personal information on the legal basis of consent to send you occasional emails about our work and latest resources.

We share this information with Mailchimp to deliver our email updates. We gather statistics about email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see Mailchimp’s privacy statement. We will not share your data with any other organisations.

If you have consented to receive emails from us, you may opt out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send you or by emailing [email protected]

We may retain your personal information for as long as you remain a subscriber to our mailing list.

The Developmental Leadership Program is committed to ensuring the security of its website and any information you provide using the site.

Access to your information and correction

If you would like a copy of some or all of the personal information that we hold about you, please email [email protected]

We want to make sure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to amend or delete it.

More details about your rights are set out on the University of Birmingham’s website page ‘Data Protection – How the University Uses Your Data’. This also explains how to exercise your rights or complain about the way your data is being handled.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. However, we do not use any information derived from cookies, nor any IP addresses we collect, to identify any individual user of our website.

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. A persistent cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Some third-party technology we use (e.g. embedded videos) also drops cookies to improve your experience on their sites.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can remove cookies from your browser. For further information please visit or

We use Google Analytics to generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. This helps us understand how successfully the website is functioning. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available here. You can opt out of the Analytics service by installing an add-on for your browser: see

Web logs

When visiting this site a record of your visit is logged. This ‘click-stream data’ is recorded for statistical purposes. It is used by the Developmental Leadership Program to help improve the site. The following information is supplied by your browser:

  • Server address
  • Operating system (e.g. Windows, MAC etc.)
  • The date and time of the visit to the site
  • The pages accessed and documents downloaded

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website (, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated in July 2020.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, information we hold about you, or how we use that information:

Email: [email protected]

Address: Developmental Leadership Program, International Development Department, College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK