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Privacy Policy

This website is run on a Wix platform, whose privacy policy you can read here. provides us with the online platform that allows us to run the Citizen Science Translation Hub. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

This site will use some automatic cookies (see below), but we will not use these to contact you or attempt to advertise to you in any way. Their privacy policy states that "Wix has no direct relationship with the individual Users-of-Users whose Personal Information it processes". Users-of-Users means, in this case, anyone who visits this website. 

This site should not show adverts and will never ask you for money or your card details. We will never attempt to collect, process or store your sensitive personal data, such as your ethnic origin, sexuality, religion, political opinions, etc.

You may ask to see what data we hold about you, and you may ask for your data to be permanently deleted. If you ask for your data to be deleted, but later choose to create a new account on the site, you will not be able to retrieve any of your old data and will need to begin the process again.

Cookies on this site

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a user's browser, usually used to store information about their activity on a website. Wix websites automatically use two types of cookies:

  • session (transient) cookies, which store information for the purpose of identifying what a visitor has done on the website, but does not collect any information from your computer and is erased when you close your browser;

  • persistent (permanent or stored) cookies, which are stored on your hard drive until they expire or you delete them in your browser. These cookies are used to collect identifying information, such as web surfing patterns or user preferences for a specific site. These are partially used for security purposes, and also so that you do not have to log in separately each time you visit the site. 

You can read more about them here. Not all this page is applicable; for example, no transactions or bookings will take place on this site, so cookies for these will not be used. 

Volunteer translators

If you are a volunteer translator who has contacted us in any way, for example by e-mail, the information you provide is kept on a spreadsheet on a password-protected laptop and drive at University College London. This information might include, for example: languages you speak, the kind of work you might prefer to do on this site, and of course which documents you have translated (if any). We will not keep any sensitive information about you (see above). We use this information to keep track of what is being translated, our likely capabilities to have documents translated and, if you tell us you'd like this, to occasionally e-mail you personally to let you know about a new document. You can e-mail Alice Sheppard at any time to ask for this data to be deleted. 

Unless you tell us you do not want this, we will publish your name or chosen nickname on this site and on translated documents if you have translated them, as a thanks and acknowledgement of your work. This will be your name or chosen nickname only and not any other details - e.g. "This was translated by _____ and proofread by ____ into French."

Mailing list

We have a mailing list of actual and potential volunteer translators; if you have signed up, you will occasionally receive an e-mail from this list and you can unsubscribe at any time. The names on the mailing list are not revealed to anybody. This is a standard UCL mailing list run by Alice Sheppard. It requires a password to access. 


We are in the process of checking exactly what data is stored when someone posts on our discussion forum. It will include a name and e-mail address, which will only be visible to us. Your posts will be visible to anyone who looks at the forum.

Third parties

In most circumstances we will never share your data with third parties. 

If you wish, we may put you in touch directly with citizen science organisations, for example by e-mailing you both to introduce you to each other, if you have informed us that you are interested in their work or have a direct query for them. We will never do this without asking you first.

In very rare cases, we may pass on your details to law enforcement agencies if required to do so by law.

We do not work with any businesses and will not use your details for marketing purposes, or ever reveal any of your data to marketing agencies.

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