Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to SEI, weADAPT and our microsites. We are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information (see Terms of Use and MAIA Newsletter Data Policy). If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please email us at [email protected] or contact us:

Stockholm Environment Institute
Oxford Centre
SEI Oxford Office Ltd
Oxford Eco Centre
Roger House
Osney Mead
Oxford OX2 0ES

The purpose of this privacy policy is to set out the principles governing our use of the personal information which you give to us, or we obtain about you, via the web.

Visiting this Website does not imply that the User is obliged to provide any information about themselves. However, during the visit, personal data may be requested through forms.

The data we request on this Website are adequate, relevant and strictly necessary to provide the services offered, and you are never obliged to provide them. However, failure to provide the data may affect or prevent service provision.

The express consent that you give by accepting this Privacy Policy before providing us with your personal data grants us the legal basis to process your data.

In accordance with Organic Law 03/2018 of 5 December, on Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and based on the principles of transparency, loyalty and legality, we describe how we process your personal data below.

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. Therefore, we ask you to check this privacy policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version which will apply from the time you access this website. We will of course notify you of any changes where we are required to do so.

Description of the information we collect and how we use it

We collect personal information from you when you register for weADAPT and for its microsites, sign up to newsletters and use the website. See the cookie notice for the cookies that may be collected.

1. Aggregate information

In common with many commercial organizations we monitor the use of this website by collecting aggregate information through the use of cookies (see below). Typically, we collect information about the number of visitors to the website, to each web page and the originating domain name of the visitor’s internet service provider. This information is used to understand the visitor’s use of the website and may be shared with other companies within the group and with other third parties.

2. Personal information

If you register for weADAPT, our microsites, or subscribe to our newsletters (e.g. to obtain email updates) then we will collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, organization, e-mail address, country of residence and other information which you voluntarily submit. This information is used to tailor any information and to understand the visitor’s use of the website and may be shared with other companies within the group and with other third parties (including microsites and tools, e.g. to increase the visibility of your content with different audiences).

When you register on weADAPT or our microsites, your ID will allow you to collaborate across the whole network and connect with other contributors as weADAPT is a collaborative platform. 

We intend to continue improving the content and functionality of our website. Therefore, we may collect information about how you in particular use this website through the use of cookies (and other similar technologies) (see cookie notice). We may also monitor user traffic patterns and site usage to help us to improve the design and layout of our site, to personalise your experience by tailoring the content you see thus optimizing your user experience.



Google Maps

Google sets a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. Intended to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users. Also remembers your preferences such as language and zoom level.

Google Analytics

Google sets a number of cookies on any page that includes Google Analytics. This is included to help us see how our website is used. Also remembers your preferences such as language. This information is combined with data from thousands of other users to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.


Allows users to share weADAPT content on social networks using the service AddToAny. Collects information such as URL, title, and related metadata. Data is anonymised and can not be used to identify individual users.


These cookies are for YouTube which is what we use to host and display videos around the site. These cookies collect anonymous viewer statistics, such as how many users have viewed the videos.


On pages where Slideshare presentations are embedded, some cookies are set in order to improve the user’s experience. For more information click here:


Sets some cookies on pages where Slideshare (part of LinkedIn) is embedded. For more information click here:


On pages where Slideshare presentations are embedded, some cookies are set in order to improve the user’s experience. For more information click here:

Mailchimp We use Mailchmp to send newsletters to subscribers.
Vimeo These cookies are for Vimeo which is used to host and display videos around the site. These cookies collect anonymous viewer statistics, such as how many users have viewed the videos.
Mapbox Mapbox is a third party service used to render the Adaptation Layer.
weADAPT The weADAPT website uses session data to record user preferences and to provide functionality provided through javascript.

We may also obtain information about your opinions if, for example, you send us feedback, or ask us questions.

We may also, occasionally, receive information about you from other sources (such as third parties or other companies within the group) which we will add to the information which we already hold about you in order to help us improve and personalise our service to you.

We may use your personal data to answer your queries, to make analyses in order to provide you with relevant communication promotion and information, to send you surveys in order to give you a possibility to influence our website, outputs and services.

You consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same legal level of data protection as your home country. If we do make such a transfer, we will ensure that your information is appropriately protected while in transit and while in the destination country.

We will keep your data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes above or for as long as we are required by law. After this your personal data will be deleted.

weADAPT uses Google Analytics in order to monitor usage of our website. For more information about Google Analytics Privacy & Terms, please click here:

Data sharing

As part of SEI, the weADAPT team in Oxford conducts research into climate change adaptation knowledge management, platform interoperability, knowledge co-production and social learning and often develops tools and solutions related to these areas. As such, we may share public profile or project data uploaded on weADAPT in such tools. e.g. the Connectivity Hub which maps the climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction landscape of organizations, actors and activities. We also share content between weADAPT and its microsites (listed here) to increase its' visibility, reach and potential impact e.g. through our newsletter. If you would like your data removed from weADAPT, our tools or microsites, you can contact [email protected]



The website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to the weADAPT website and its microsites. When you are being linked to another website, you should read the privacy policy which applies to that website. Please note that weADAPT is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by or on other websites.

Opting out of further communications from us

If you have elected to receive information from weADAPT, or those of other weADAPT entities, and you wish to opt out of receiving such information, then you can do so by contacting [email protected] or by unsubscribing.

Access and corrections

If we process personal information about you, then you have a right under data protection law to request access to that personal information. You also have a right to require any inaccuracies in your information to be corrected free of charge. You can ask us to modify any details which are inaccurate by using the following contact information: [email protected] . Please state your name and username and/or the email address you used to register on the site.

What security measures are in place to protect your personal information?

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of information you provide us with through the website.

Communications from us in connection with the website may be sent to you by email. Email is not a fully secure means of communication and we cannot guarantee our emails are free from viruses and other harmful effects.

Agents and service

We sometimes employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. They may need access to your personal information in order to perform their functions.

Amendments to the privacy policy

weADAPT reserves the right, at any time, to make amendments to this privacy policy to the extent necessary to remedy disturbances or to comply with new legislative or technical requirements.


References to or “SEI, “group”, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to “Stockholm Environment Institute” which means the following legal entities in the following countries: The SEI foundation in Sweden (Stiftelsen The Stockholm Environment Institute), which consists of SEI Headquarters, SEI Asia, SEI Africa, SEI Latin America and SEI Oxford.

SEI Tallinn, SEI US and SEI York are separate entities and associations under the SEI umbrella.

weADAPT is hosted by the Oxford Centre (SEI Oxford Office Ltd.) of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) which is part of the SEI foundation in Sweden (Stiftelsen The Stockholm Environment Institute).

weADAPT shares user contributed content under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 3.0) license. Please see our Terms of Use.

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