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Terms and Conditions

Your use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions.


These terms and conditions take effect from your first use of this website. By using this website you agree to be bound by them on a continuing basis. We may change these terms and conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to check that you are still willing to be bound by any terms and conditions that may have changed.

Limitations of Liability

This website is for information purposes only. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content is accurate and current. However, we cannot accept liability for any losses or damages which may arise from using or relying on information on this website.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

Acceptable Use

You may not use the website or any information it contains in any way that:

  • disrupts the normal flow of dialogue within the website
  • infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, other proprietary rights, or rights of publicity or privacy in any way
  • is illegal or otherwise unlawful
  • is in breach of these terms and conditions
  • has not been requested, including un-solicited bulk email or spamming
  • is libellous, abusive, menacing or offensive or that may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person
  • is obscene, vulgar, pornographic or is otherwise against public policy
  • facilitates the transmission of any virus or other material that could potentially damage the website, and any computers or internet services that are connected to it.

You must not attempt to interfere with the website or its workings. In particular, you must not try to break security, tamper with, hack into, or otherwise disrupt any computer system, server, website, router, or any other device. If we become aware of any violation of these terms, we reserve the right to take action to stop the violation. This may include removing information, suspending or removing a user, and providing relevant information to external bodies where required by law or regulation.


This website and the information contained within it is protected by copyright. Unless otherwise stated, reproduction of part or all of the website contents in any form is prohibited unless for personal use. Content of this website may not be copied to any other publication (including electronic, hard copy or others) without permission of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. Interior deep linking or framing of this website is equally prohibited.

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity gives no representations, warranties or undertakings in respect of content made available on or via the website, including without limitation any non-infringement of intellectual property rights. However, we will endeavour to clear all copyright material (other than material from third party links) for use on this website. You must acknowledge CUSP and any authors of the work in all reproductions.

Links to other websites

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of any website linked to from, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time.

Privacy Notice

In case you are considering providing your personal data to us through our website at; sign up for our newsletter on or register for our events on, we would like to inform you how CUSP processes your personal data in connection with offering, providing and maintaining our information and communication services.

This statement sets out how CUSP uses and protects any information that we collect about you when you use this website or interact with our email and event services. CUSP 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 CUSP’s privacy notice. CUSP may update this notice from time to time.

Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?

The controller of your personal data is the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, an ESRC research centre, with headquarters at the University of Surrey.

We process your personal data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on Personal Data Protection and all other relevant laws, assuming legitimate interest in the data you provide us with.

In case of any questions, please get in touch:

CUSP, Communications and Outreach, FAO Linda Gessner, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH. Email:; Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 684316

Why is CUSP processing your personal data and what is the purpose and legal basis of such processing?

The purpose of CUSP is to generate knowledge, provide an exchange and discourse platform for sustainable prosperity, provide networking, and generate practical impact. When you interact with us, or subscribe to our services (e.g. events and newsletters) we process personal information for certain legitimate purposes, which include some or all of the following:

  • to provide e-communications which we think will be of interest to you
  • to enable us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services and communications for the benefit of our service subscribers
  • to identify and prevent fraud to enhance the security of our network and information systems
  • to better understand how people interact with our website, our communications and events
  • to better understand the professional contexts of our community
  • to determine the effectiveness of our outreach and impact activities.

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your personal data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish, and if you wish to do so please click here. Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out tasks above for your benefit, e.g. we will cease sending you emails, and you will not be able to register for our events.

When and how is CUSP collecting data?

Event registration

For event management purposes, we ask you to submit the following information when you sign up for one of our events on name, email address, professional affiliation (organisation and role). All details are submitted on a voluntary basis but are necessary for the successful running of our events. We ask for your email details to keep you informed about the event you registered for. We ask for professional affiliations to better understand the professional contexts of our growing network and enhance the relevance of our events. For networking purposes, we will at some events make a list of attendees (with name and professional affiliation) available in print format.

The information you provide us is stored on the Eventbrite servers, and on a secure cloud storage service, hosted by the University of Surrey. Using secure transfer protocols, the data can be viewed by authorised people on the CUSP team to analyse the participation in our events, to send event reminders and follow up information.

Please see the Eventbrite data policy website to find out more about how Eventbrite collects and stores your information.

Newsletter subscription

We keep the CUSP network updated through regular newsletters, using MailChimp ( as our email automation platform. For you to receive our emails we rely solely on the information you provide when subscribing to this service. When you sign up for the CUSP newsletter, we ask you to submit the following information: Name, email address, professional affiliation (organisation and role). Your email address is vital for the delivery of this service. Name and professional affiliations are necessary to better understand the professional contexts of our growing network, to help us understand and enhance the effectiveness and relevance of our outreach and network building activities. We may use these details to filter subscribers and to send tailored invitations to events.

When signing up for our newsletter, the MailChimp platform automatically registers additional details such as IP address of your computer network, the broad location of the internet access point (latitude / longitude), time zone setting of the computer, system language of the computer. This information helps us to understand the international dimension of our communications and outreach efforts.

When we send out newsletters and event updates through MailChimp, we are making use of the MailChimp option to understand how you use our emails, for example whether you open them and which links you click on.

All information is stored on the MailChimp servers. We create a half yearly backup, stored on a secure cloud storage service, hosted by the University of Surrey. Using secure transfer protocols, the collected data can be viewed by authorised people on the CUSP team.

Please see the Mailchimp data policy website to find out more about how MailChimp collects and stores your information.

You can unsubscribe from our email service at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom in any of our newsletters or by sending us an email at

Website use

When you visit the CUSP 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 use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. 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:

Throughout the website we have integrated social media share buttons from third party websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites over which we have no control. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about how these cookies are controlled.

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

Forum Discussions

When you visit our website at, our hosting servers will establish an encrypted connection between your browser and our website. This SSL connection protects your data from being intercepted by non-authorised parties, for example when you chose to submit a comment on our website. Should you decide to participate in our online conversation by commenting on blogs for example, you will be asked to submit your name and email address alongside the comment. This is required in order to prevent abuse of the comment function. This information remains on the website server, provided by The email address will not be published.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the above points or the practices of this website, please contact us at:

CUSP, Communications and Outreach, FAO Linda Gessner, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH. Email:; Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 684316