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Updated: February 2018

This Privacy Policy discloses what information Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research collect and how it is used. This policy may be revised or updated at Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research’s discretion. Any changes to our policy will be posted to this page with a revision date.

At Digital Mindfulness we collect different types of information about our users for four main reasons:

1. To provide personalised services unique to individual users.

2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.

3. To sell advertising space on the site. This helps us to keep the site free for people who visit it.

4. If we have permission from the user, to market services to them.

Data Digital Mindfulness gathers about you:

  1. Personal data that you supply when you subscribe to our newsletters, sign up for membership, register for one of our events, shop in our online store, or provide contact information
  2. Information collected while you are on, including usage activity and browsing behaviour on site
  3. When you register or become a member of the Guardian
  4. When you use the website
  5. Through cookies
  6. If you choose to reveal information in postings,
  7. When you enter sales promotions and competitions.

Analytics and third-party technologies

  1. Digital Mindfulness uses Google Analytics to track and analyze aggregated usage data from visitors to This data is anonymous and is not linked to any specific user.
  2. Digital Mindfulness uses cookies to display advertising messages to past visitors of These ads may appear elsewhere on the web.
  3. Visitors can opt out of Digital Mindfulness’s cookie-based advertising via YourAdChoices. Visitors are also able to opt out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy as it relates to your use of this site or Digital Mindfulness’s products and services, please email

1 We do our very best to protect your privacy by using security technology appropriately. This means:

 we make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information; and

 we make sure that when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures.

2 We will respect your privacy. We may email you occasionally with information or questions about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.

3. We will collect and use individual user details only if we have your permission or we have sensible business reasons for doing so, such as collecting enough information to manage subscriptions.

4 We will be clear in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.

5 We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected and we will make sure we delete it securely.

6 Our site is accessible via the internet. This means that people around the world who access our website can see anything you post on the website, for example, comments about an article.

7 If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the European Economic Area (EEA), it will only be done with the relevant protection (stated under UK law) being in place.

Who we share data with

We will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes unless you have given us your permission.

Some of our web pages use plug-ins from other organisations (such as the ‘Facebook Recommend’ function). These other organisations may use information about your visit to our websites on their pages. If you browse these pages while still also logged in to your account with us, the information they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organisations use information, please read their privacy policies.

We use cookies for a number of reasons.

  1. For statistical purposes to track how many users we have and how often they visit our website. We collect information listing which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users and from which countries.

  2. We use other organisations to collect anonymous user information, sometimes through cookies and web beacons, (information embedded in images which allow them to analyse how the website is being used and the number of visitors).

  3. We and other advertisers may use statistical cookies to track who has seen an advert and clicked on it.

  4. Placing cookies on your computer means we can show you adverts that you might be interested in, and allows us to control the number of times you see them and measure how effective the ad campaign has been. Advertising helps us to keep the site free for you to use.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our sites please use this link (

Agreement to the Terms of Use

This Website may contain features including blog, report and newsletter services, event, issue and community pages, member areas and other applications that may be available from time to time. Any person that accesses or uses the Website agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use contain conditions, disclaimers and other provisions, some of which limit Digital Mindfulness’s liability. Any person that does not agree or comply with these Terms of Use should not access or use the Website.

Appropriate Use

Any use of the Website by Visitors that would limit or constrict the availability or quality of the Websites’ features is prohibited and Digital Mindfulness reserves the sole right to take any actions required to enforce this principle.

Visitors shall not use the Website to post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials. Furthermore, Visitors shall not use the Website in any way that may violate third party rights including, but not limited to copyrights or privacy. Neither shall Visitors access or attempt to access the Website using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the Website.

Visitors may provide personal information as part of the registration to access and use some of the features on the Websites as members, partners, bloggers, subscribers, participants, donators or similar. Information provided for registration must be accurate, correct and up-to-date. The Forum reserves the sole right to verify and deny access where data is incomplete, incorrect, inappropriate and/or missing.


The Websites are provided “as is” and “as available” with no express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement, and title. the forum disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to visitors` use of the site. visitors assume total responsibility for their use of the site and any linked sites. if this disclaimer is not enforceable under applicable law, it may be modified at the forum’s sole discretion to a form that is enforceable.

The Forum does not take responsibility for the correctness, completeness, up-to-datedness or quality of the information provided on the Websites. The Forum expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the Websites.

Furthermore, the Forum is not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lock outs, metering, or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the Websites. The Visitors are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.

The Forum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, but disclaims the obligation, to monitor and/or remove content from any blog.

Website Content

Digital Mindfulness publishes its own content as well as links, content and resources provided by third parties and content that has been specifically commissioned by Digital Mindfulness for publication on the Website.

All proprietary rights relating to any third party links, content or resources published on the Website remain with the original source or the author(s) of that material and where any content has been commissioned by the Forum for publication on the Website, any proprietary rights in such content remain with the relevant author, unless otherwise agreed or specified.

For all other content published on the Website, Digital Mindfulness reserves all proprietary rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and to all content on the Website; this includes all text, graphics, photographs, logos and/or other items that appear on the Website.

Digital Mindfulness’s name and logo are registered trademarks of Digital Mindfulness. Visitors are not authorised to use Digital Mindfulness’s name, logo or likeness without prior consent.

The content, links and resources on the Website are provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which Visitors should rely. Visitors must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on Digital Mindfulness’s site. Although Digital Mindfulness makes reasonable efforts to update the information on the Website, Digital Mindfulness makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Website is accurate, complete or up to date.


The content of any articles published on the Website (“Articles”) represents the opinion of the author(s) of the respective Article(s). Where the Website contains Articles, resources or links provided by third parties, these should not be interpreted as Digital Mindfulness’s endorsement of any views expressed or the content contained within such Articles, resources or links.

Links to other websites

Links on the Website may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to the Forum or under its control. Digital Mindfulness is not responsible for the content of external or third party website that may be accessible or displayed through external links on the Website. The presence of these external links does not represent Digital Mindfulness’s endorsement of the views or third-party third party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Website is done at the sole risk of the Visitor, and Digital Mindfulness expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

Links to this Website

The Visitor may link to the Website provided the Visitor does so in a way that indicates that the link is to the Digital Mindfulness Website and is fair and not misleading. Visitors may not integrate or make use of all or part of the Website in ways that would confuse or mislead other Visitors as to the nature and origin of the Website’s content.


Digital Mindfulness may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the Visitor. Notice may be provided on the Website itself, and after posting of the notice, the Visitor’s continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

Waiver and Severability of Terms of Use

The failure of Digital Mindfulness to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intention as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

Applicable law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of the United Kingdom and Wales, under the exclusion of any international treaty and under exclusion of any conflicts of laws principles. Exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be London, England.


Any information provided to Digital Mindfulness by Visitors of the Website is handled with due care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, or in any site/area-specific policies, or in ways to which Visitors have not explicitly consented. Digital Mindfulness employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on Digital Mindfulness systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. When Visitors submit sensitive information via the Website (such as credit card numbers or social security numbers) such information is encrypted and protected with SSL encryption.

All Digital Mindfulness employees who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.

Electronic Mail

When a Visitor sends Digital Mindfulness personal identifying information via email (that is, in a message containing a question or a comment, or by filling out a form that emails Digital Mindfulness this information), Digital Mindfulness uses it to respond to Visitors’ requests.Digital Mindfulness may forward Visitors email to other employees of Digital Mindfulness who are better able to answer Visitors’ questions.Digital Mindfulness does not retain or distribute lists of email addresses to any parties outside of Digital Mindfulness. In no event, does Digital Mindfulness distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any outside parties. Information collected via email will be retained atDigital Mindfulness’s sole discretion in a directly readable form as long as necessary to completeDigital Mindfulness’s response.