Privacy Policy

The Data Economy Lab is a space to understand and think through legal, policy, governance, and technological issues on Data Stewardship. This privacy policy will help you understand how we collect, use, and protect your personal data. Most fundamentally, we do not rent or sell visitor information to third parties. We will not transfer or share this information with other third parties unless compelled by law, and we will vigorously challenge any overbroad government request to access it.

Applicability of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all the Data Economy Lab team resources with access to your data (“we” or “us”) when you visit the website, subscribe to our mailing list, and sign on to our quarterly newsletter.

What we collect

We strive to collect as little personal data as we need to further our mission.

We collect information when you visit our site and when you subscribe to our mailing list. We’ll let you know what information is required for each action, and try to require the least amount of information necessary. This will usually involve details such as your name and email.

We collect information regarding visits to our website. Like most servers, IP addresses [which can include browser type, operating system, visiting time (local and server), location (to the level of the city)] are logged automatically on access to our website however these IP addresses are not tied or collated against the responses that you send by using our forms and petitions. website and any services it provides are not intended for or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not seek to collect information about individuals under the age of 18. No information should be submitted to or posted on website or any services by users under 18 years of age. If an individual under the age of 18 submits personal information to the Data Economy Lab’s websites, we take measures to delete the information as soon as we discover it was provided by a child under 18 years of age and do not thereafter use it for any purpose.


We use cookies for a limited number of purposes. A “cookie” is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. Its purpose is to remember information about you, similar to a preference file created by a software application. While cookies serve many functions, their most common purpose is to store login information for a specific site.

If you are concerned about your privacy and the use of cookie technology you may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You may also set your browser to refuse the cookies our site attempts to send you, or install extensions such as Privacy Badger or Disconnect. If you choose to reject cookies, there is a possibility that a few features on the website may be limited.

How we store and use your data

We take industry-standard security measures to protect personal information under our control from loss, misuse, and breach, but like with every website, there are risks associated with uploading your information online.

When you are asked for your personal information, you are sharing that information with and its team alone, unless stated otherwise. We use this information to further our mission, to further digital rights online.

We store contact data for our mailing list subscription to which we seek specific and prior consent in addition to this policy. This data is stored in our internal database.

Social Media and third-party platforms

We use social media and third-party platforms to promote our work and disseminate our digital output. These platforms and applications are often provided by third-party service providers. Please see their privacy policies for more information, and let us know if you have specific concerns.


You may opt-out of our newsletters by unsubscribing the same.

Updates and Contact

If we update or change the privacy policy, we will inform visitors on our website. In case you have any questions, comments, or complaints please send us an email at [email protected].


The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Data Economy Lab and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage arising out of your use of this website. Through this website, you may be able to link to other websites which are not under the control of The Data Economy Lab. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those websites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, The Data Economy Lab takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Links to other Websites

The Website contains links to other websites for the benefit of its visitors. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such other websites. The Data Economy Lab is not expressly or impliedly responsible for, or liable to any loss or damage caused to you by the collection, use and retention of Personal Information by such website in any manner whatsoever. It is important that you review the privacy policies of all websites you visit before you disclose any information to such websites.

The Data Economy Lab is not in any way responsible for the cookies/privacy policies by/of the websites whose links are added on The Data Economy Lab webpage. In order to ascertain the feasibility of the same, you are requested to go through the requisite privacy policy (if any) of those websites.

Variation of the Privacy Policy

The Data Economy Lab shall be absolutely entitled at its sole discretion from time to time to add, alter, delete or modify any of the terms and conditions contained herein. Such changes, additions, alterations, deletions or modifications shall be binding on you once you visit the website after the Privacy Policy has been so amended.

Photo and Video Content

The Data Economy Lab has published all the pages with photos that are either property of The Data Economy Lab or have been used under the free for commercial use creative commons provided by Unsplash, Flaticon, and Storyset.

Last Modified: June 2021.