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Privacy Policy

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What data do we collect from you?

We use Google Analytics, Google Adsense and Simlinks on our website.

Google Analytics collects anonynous data, including location, time and demographic. It is only accesible to a few Epigram editors via a secure password. The Google Analytics Terms of Service prohibits the collection of any personally identifying information such as names, email addresses or billing information. We anonymise IP addresses before collection.

Google Adsense also collects anonymised information such as mouse clicks on ads or when your cursor hovers over an ad.

Simlinks collects non-identifiable information as well as device information and IP addresses for approximate geographical location.

How is your data used once you give consent?

See Google's Privacy & Terms site for more information on how Google uses your data.

We use Google Analytics to improve the performance of our website and to inform ourselves of the content readers enjoy.

Google Adsense will show ads based on your previous interactions with the advertiser, such as your previous visits to the advertiser's website, known as remarketing. We've opted out of showing ads based on users' interests, demographic and Google Account information.

Sometimes we use affiliate links to generate income via Skimlinks which uses tracking links so that partners know that you have visited their site through us. More information about their data collection is set out in their privacy policy at

Which third parties will have access to your collected data?

Google Analytics and Google Adsense collect and store the anonymised data. We also share our aggregated analytics statistics (such as traffic, demographics, etc.) with prospective advertising partners. This does not include any personally identifying information.

We choose to keep the default set of ad technology partners provided by Google. You can find this list here:

Simlinks may disclose data with other third parties as detailed in their privacy policy.

How long do we keep your data?

Google Analytics retains user and event data for 26 months.

Simlinks retains user data for up to three years.

Who is responsible for your data?
Epigram is responsible for your data. We are a registered society with Bristol Students Union and our address is Richmond Building, 105 Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LN

What are your rights?

If you are unhappy regarding Epigram’s processing of your data, please email us at with the subject ‘Data Processing’.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with relevant authorities responsible for the protection of personal information and data in the country in which you live or work.


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Managing cookies in your browser

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External Links

Epigram may link to external sites which we do not operate or work with. We have no control over the content and practices of such sites, and cannot be held responsible for their processing of your personal information and data.

This privacy policy only covers our website.