Privacy policy

This website is managed by Nesta (“Nesta”) on behalf of the European Commission and our partners, Institut Municipal d'Informatica de Barcelona, City of Amsterdam, UCL, Waag Society, University of Catalonia, Dyne, ThoughtWorks, Thingful, BCMI Labs AB, Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen Privacy & Identity Lab, POLITO, Eurecat, and CNRS. This privacy policy explains how the European Commission, Nesta and our partners use personal information which we collect via this site and what cookies we use.


You do not need to provide any personal information to use this website. However, if you would like to sign-up to receive news and information about DECODE, you will need to provide your first and last name and an email address. We will not ask for any other personal information. We may record your activity and preferences when visiting the site (see "Cookies", below). If you post content or communicate via the site, we may also store and monitor your content and communications.


If you sign up to receive news, we will use your first name, last name and email address to operate the site, to send you newsletters, publications and other information about DECODE, our partners and activities (see “Who Else Has Access to Your Information” below). We may also use your information to carry out analysis and research to improve our publications, events and activities, to prevent and detect fraud and abuse, and to protect other users. Please make sure that any personal details you provide are accurate and up to date, and let us know about any changes. Please get consent first before giving us anyone else’s information.


If you no longer want to receive communications from us, please click the unsubscribe link on any email from us or, where available, change the preferences on your account. If you want to remove your personal information from please email


We use some third party software providers to help us communicate about DECODE, organise events and operate this site. These may include Mailchimp, Eventbrite and C-VENT. If you register to receive news and information about DECODE, these organisations may process the information you provide. Some of these organisations may process your information in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as the United States, where data protection laws are not the same as in the EEA. If you don’t want us to transfer your information in this way, please don’t access and use our websites.
Comments, blogs and other information which you post on the site will be displayed publicly and to other users. Please be careful when disclosing personal information which may identify you or anyone else. We are not responsible for the protection or security of information which you post in public areas.
We may disclose your personal information if required by law, or to protect or defend ourselves or others against illegal or harmful activities, or as part of a reorganisation or restructuring.

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This site uses cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features, such as logging into secure areas. The site also uses performance cookies which collect information about how you use the site, such as how you are referred to it and how long you stay on certain pages. This information is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to improve the performance of the site. Some of these performance cookies are Google Analytics web cookies. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

We take steps to protect your personal information and follow procedures designed to minimise unauthorised access or disclosure of your information. However, we can’t guarantee to eliminate all risk of misuse. If you have a password for an account on this site, please keep this safe and don’t share it with anyone else. You are responsible for all activity on your account and must contact us immediately if you are aware of any unauthorised use of your password or other security breach.

You are legally entitled to know what personal information we hold about you and how that information is processed. If you would like to know what information we hold about you, please write to the General Counsel & Company Secretary at Nesta, 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS, UK. We will ask you for proof of identity and may charge a £10 fee.

Nesta, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7706036 and charity number 1144091. Registered as a charity in Scotland number SC042833.

Registered office: 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.