The Cossan Working Group (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Information Collection

We collect personal information from you via this website, for example, if you register with us for services, in order to receive news and announcements. Your information will be stored electronically on our servers.

We will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have requested, or for our lawful disclosed purposes. We will not make your personal details available outside our organisation without your consent, unless obliged by law. We will collect information such as your name and email address when you sign up for COSSAN-X.

We collect information based on the following lawful bases:
  • Public Task: we process information necessary for our official function.
  • Consent: We only process data that you have given us consent to.
This website may automatically track certain information about you in the course of you using this website, such as your IP address and browser identification. This information is used only for system administration and for providing statistics to evaluate use of this site. We do not use cookies for collecting personal information on this site. We also utilise Google Analytics to monitor the utilisation of our pages. Here, we do not use any form of personal data, but simply collect the number of hits our pages have as well as the location (country) they come from.

Data Retention

The information we collect is retained until a time as such comes where you request to be removed from our database of users, or if we cease to provide this service. If you wish to be removed from our database of users, please use this link. Once you confirm, your account will be permanently removed from our database. You will also be removed from our database of services which include our newsletters and announcements. In the event you have a complaint about the way we handle your data and receive no feedback from us, you have a right to raise this with the Information Commissioner's Office:


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Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed in writing to:

COSSAN Working Group,
Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool
Peach Street, Chadwick Building,
Liverpool L69 7ZF, United Kingdom