Privacy policy

Collection and use of personal data

Personal data is not stored nor captured through the IGC website without the prior knowledge and consent of Users. Where personal information is captured (eg through web-based forms for feedback, event registration, newsletter, etc), the User will be informed as to what personal information is being collected, who will use it, and for what purpose(s) it will be used.

Any personal data that you give us will be treated with the utmost care and security. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as it is still used for the purpose stated when originally requested.

Should you request that we amend or suppress records containing your personal data, we will endeavour to do so as promptly as practical. However, you may receive communications for a transitional period while we process your records.

The Act and GDPR gives you the right to see the personal information IGC holds on you. Please see LSE’s Data protection page for more information, including information on specific privacy policies.


This Website uses cookies - a small piece of information stored on your computer in the form of a file - where strictly necessary for the purposes of making the Website work, for monitoring performance or facilitating functionality.

By using this Website, you consent to the use of cookies and use of the data they provide.

Under the United Kingdom’s Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (hereafter referred to as the Regulations), the IGC is obliged to provide users of this website with a clear understanding of what cookies are used, what they are used for and how they can be managed.

A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded on to a device such as a computer or mobile phone when a user accesses certain websites. The use of cookies and similar technologies has for some time been commonplace and cookies in particular are important in the provision of many online services. For more information on cookies, click here.

The IGC’s website uses analytical cookies to track how many people visit the website, what pages they look at and other analytical information such as how long they spend on each page. This information is important to us because it allows us to respond to what is of interest to our users, making sure relevant information is clearly accessible, and gives us important feedback on how we are meeting the needs of our readers. We use Google Analytics, and more information about how Google Analytics cookies work can be found here.

We are following the information released by the Information Commissioner’s Office closely, particularly with regards to browser settings and compliance with the Regulations.

In the interim, if you do not wish the IGC to use analytical cookies, you can modify your browser settings. Click on your chosen browser below for instructions and guidance on how to manage your cookies via your browser.

If you use another browser, please visit the browser developer website for guidance and instructions on managing your cookies.

For more information about our broader privacy and data protection policy, please visit the LSE website.