Privacy Notice

Who we are

We are the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth. Our website address is: Our secretariat is provided by Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), an ESRC research centre, with headquarters at the University of Surrey.

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either the House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues.

What is this Privacy Notice for?

This privacy notice sets out how user data will be stored, processed and protected through the website, and the associated services, served by CUSP. It sets out how CUSP, as the website owner and event and email service provider, stores, processes and protects your data, when you use this website or interact with our associated services.

CUSP and the APPG are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain personal information please be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy notice. We may update this notice from time to time.

Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?

The data controllers for your personal data submitted through our website at; or when registering for our joint events on, are the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Limits to Growth (referred to in the following as APPG), jointly with the ESRC research centre CUSP.

The APPG is disseminating information about joint events and publications through the CUSP newsletter service, using MailChimp ( as the email automation platform. This service is provided by CUSP. The data controller in this case is CUSP.

The processor for all collected data related to the APPG is CUSP. CUSP processes your personal data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on Personal Data Protection and all other relevant laws, assuming legitimate interest in the data you provide us with.

In case of any questions, please get in touch:

CUSP, Communications and Outreach, FAO Linda Gessner, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH. Email:; Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 684316

Why are we holding your personal data and what is the purpose and legal basis of its processing?

The aim of the APPG is to provide an exchange and information platform for cross-party dialogue on economic growth in a time of environmental and social transition. Similarly, the purpose of CUSP is to generate knowledge, provide an exchange and discourse platform for sustainable prosperity, provide networking, and influence policy. When you interact with us, or subscribe to our services (e.g. events) we process personal information for certain legitimate purposes, which include some or all of the following:

  • to provide e-communications which we think will be of interest to you
  • to enable us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services and communications for the benefit of our service subscribers
  • to identify and prevent fraud to enhance the security of our network and information systems
  • to better understand how people interact with our website, our communications and events
  • to better understand the professional contexts of our community
  • to determine the effectiveness of our outreach and impact activities.

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your personal data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish, and if you wish to do so please click here. Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out the tasks above for your benefit, e.g. we will cease sending you emails, and you will not be able to register for our events.

No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies / people outside of the organisation that operates this website.

When is data collected and how is it stored


When you visit the APPG on Limits to Growth website at, our hosting servers will establish an encrypted connection between your browser and our website. By the use of cookies, we may collect general information about your computer (such as IP address, operating system and browser). When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser on the computer. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of such cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information on servers in the United States. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Throughout the website we have integrated social media share buttons from third party websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Pages with this embedded content may present cookies from these websites over which we have no control. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about how these cookies are controlled.

You may disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 


APPG events are coordinated by and co-hosted with CUSP. For event management purposes, we ask you to submit the following information when you sign up for one of our events on name, email address, professional affiliation (organisation and role). All details are submitted on a voluntary basis but are necessary for the successful running of our events. Names are required for identification at events. We ask for your email details to keep you informed about the event you registered for. We ask for professional affiliations to better understand the professional contexts of our growing network and enhance the relevance of our events. For networking purposes, we will at some events make a list of attendees (with name and professional affiliation) available in print format.

The information you provide us is stored on the Eventbrite servers, and on a secure cloud storage service, hosted by the University of Surrey. Using secure transfer protocols, the data can be viewed by authorised people on the CUSP team, as well as authorised members of staff in the APPG chair’s office, Caroline Lucas MP. For events taking place in the Houses of Parliament, we additionally provide the list of registered attendees to the Parliament’s security office.

Please see the Eventbrite data policy website to find out more about how Eventbrite collects and stores your information.

CUSP Newsletter

You’ll find a link to the CUSP newsletter on the APPG website, as the APPG is disseminating information about events and publications through CUSP, which is using MailChimp ( as the email automation platform.

For you to receive the emails, CUSP relies solely on the information you provide when subscribing to this service. When you sign up for the CUSP newsletter, you’ll be asked you to submit the following information: Name, email address, professional affiliation (organisation and role). Your email address is vital for the delivery of this service. Name and professional affiliations are necessary to better understand the professional contexts of the CUSP network, to help CUSP understand and enhance the effectiveness and relevance of its outreach and network building activities. CUSP may use these details to filter subscribers and to send tailored invitations to events.

When signing up for the CUSP newsletter, the MailChimp platform automatically registers additional details such as IP address of your computer network, the broad location of the internet access point (latitude / longitude), time zone setting of the computer, system language of the computer. This information helps CUSP to understand the international dimension of its communications and outreach efforts.

When CUSP sends out newsletters and event updates through MailChimp, the APPG secretariat is making use of the MailChimp option to understand how you use their emails, for example whether you open them and which links you click on.

All information is stored on the MailChimp servers. CUSP creates a half yearly backup, stored on a secure cloud storage service, hosted by the University of Surrey. Using secure transfer protocols, the collected data can be viewed by authorised people on the CUSP team.

Please see the Mailchimp data policy website to find out more about how MailChimp collects and stores your information. For CUSP’s full privacy notice, please go to the CUSP website.

You can unsubscribe from the CUSP email service at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom in any of CUSP’s newsletters or by sending CUSP an email at