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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 when you visit our website, and when you interact with our pages.

We also collect information when you voluntarily complete contact forms, provide feedback and submit queries. This may include information that you provide to us: name, contact details, nationality or other fields on our online forms.

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

What is the purpose of the processing?

We will process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To improve the site by monitoring how you use it and ensure that we understand who uses our website;
  • To analyse the popularity, impact and security of our site;

Who will your personal data be shared with?

Your data is shared only with those staff who need access for the processing purposes identified.

Information may be shared with third parties who are under contract to act for us. In those cases, we ensure that those contracts are appropriate.

Sometimes we will embed content in our pages that we don’t control or operate, such as YouTube. When you interact with these elements, which are marked clearly, you’ve not interacted with our website but the service embedded.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website – if your browser preferences allow it. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We make use of cookies and analytics on our site. Cookie information includes:

  • IP address;
  • Areas of the site you visit, click on and how long you spend on each page;
  • Information about your computer (make and model), the browser you are using, your network location, time zone, mobile information and the type of connection you are using.

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.

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

Our newsletter

If you sign up to join our mailing list, we collect limited information about you (email address, name, company, country). The only information we require when signing up is your email address – further information sections on the form are optional.

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.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content of these websites and have no control over any personal data collected on them. When you follow a link to another website, you should read their individual privacy policy.

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 February 2023.

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].


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