Privacy policy

Information we collect

We collect information for one principal purpose: to enable us to give our users the best service possible.

All information collected is voluntarily given by the user, in two ways:

Information you give us directly, such as setting up a user account or leaving a comment on the site. Your personal details such as name, email address etc. that we hold can all be accessed and amended by the user in the ‘my account’ section.

Information you allow us to record, namely your activity on the site (i.e. which pages you visit, for how long etc.). This information is not linked in any way to your personal information (i.e. it is anonymous). The information is collected independently by Google Analytics. They also have their own privacy policy.

How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect to enable us to provide, maintain, protect and improve the services we offer. It is also used to indicate services that may be developed in the future.

If you leave a comment on the site, your user name (provided upon registration for an account) will be displayed publicly. Your username and comments therefore may be indexable by search engines.

We may use your email address to inform you about our services. Most mailing lists can be subscribed to and unsubscribed at the bottom of the email you receive.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

Accessing and updating your personal information

Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice) or would risk the privacy of others.

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backups.

Information we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organisations and individuals outside of unless one of the following circumstances apply:

With your consent

We will only share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals outside of The Bridge when we have your explicit consent to do so.

For legal reasons

We will share personal information with companies, organisations or individuals if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of The Bridge, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with other organisations. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, in some cases, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.