Privacy and Cookies

Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI), as part of The University of Edinburgh (the “University”, “us” or “we”) is committed to protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of how your information is used. This page details how and where our activities differ from the University Privacy Policy and how you can contact us in this regard.

Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it

Information we collect may include contact information such as your name, organisation, postal address, telephone and email address

The information you provide will be used by Edinburgh Futures Institute to:

  • Respond to enquiries submitted via our online contact forms
  • Provide information about services or offers where interest has been registered via our online register interest forms
  • Process applications to our Visiting Fellowship Programme
  • Collect feedback about our website and events via surveys in order to improve our services
  • Keep you up to date with Edinburgh Future’s Institute news, events and opportunities via our newsletter
  • Understand how our website is being used, if consent to use of analytics has been given
  • Populate staff profiles on the website (internal only)
  • Set up editor accounts on website (internal only)
  • Provide feedback and comments on the website development site (internal only)

Lawful basis

We are using information about you because you have given us your consent.

Data Processors

Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) uses an external company to host website files and database on the University’s behalf. View Pantheon’s Data Processing Agreement.

Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) uses an external company to facilitate online bookings for events. View Eventbrite’s Data Processing Addendum.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The information below explains the cookies we use and why.

See our cookie page for more information on the cookies used on this website.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

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