Privacy and Cookies Policy

This website is operated by Nesta - you can find our full details below. This privacy policy explains how Nesta uses personal information which we collect via this site.

1. What kind of information do we collect?
If you register on the site, sign up for events or newsletters or submit applications via the site, we may ask for personal information such as your name, email address, occupation and contact details. We may ask you for feedback about Nesta or to complete surveys. We may record your activity and preferences when visiting the sites (see “Cookies”, below). If you post content or communicate via the site, we may store and monitor your content and communications. 

2. What do we do with information we collect?
We will use your personal information to operate this site and the i-teams project. If you sign up via the site, we will use your information to provide you with newsletters and information about us, our partners and our publications, activities and events, and to process any applications you have made. We may also use your information to carry out analysis and research to improve our sites, events and activities, and to prevent and detect fraud and abuse of our site and 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.

3. How to unsubscribe
If you don’t want to receive any more communications from us, please click the unsubscribe link on any email from us or, where relevant, change the preferences on your account.

4. Who else has access to your information?
We may share your information with our partners, such as Bloomberg Philanthropies, and with companies who help us to operate the site and to organise events, grant programmes and other activities. 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 do not 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 disclose in public areas.

We may disclose your personal information if required by law, or to pro-tect or defend ourselves or others against illegal or harmful activities, or as part of a reorganisation or restructuring of our organisation.

5. Cookies
This site contains cookies. 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. 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 and how to manage and delete them, visit or

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

6. Security
We take steps to protect your personal information and follow proce-dures designed to minimise unauthorised access or disclosure of your information. However, we can’t guarantee to eliminate all risk of mis-use. 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.

7. Contacting us
You are legally entitled to know what personal information an organi-sation holds about you and how that information is processed. If you would like to know what information we currently hold about you, please write to the Head of Legal at Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE, 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: 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE