Carbon Tracker understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. we respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site.  If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in Part 14, below; and
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
“We/Us/Our” means Carbon Tracker Initiative, part of Tracker Group Limited, a company registered in England with company number 08906960, with registered address at The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA United Kingdom.


  1. Information About us

Carbon Tracker Initiative is part of Tracker Group Limited and is a non-profit financial think tank. It was launched in 2014 by its founders, Mark Campanale and Nick Robins.Tracker GroupLimited is a not-for profit company limited by guarantee and registered in England with company number 08906960, with registered address at The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA United Kingdom.  Tracker Group is the data controller under Privacy Law (see the General Data Protection Regulation). Our ICO data protection registration reference is: ZA056615.

Our Site is operated by Carbon Tracker, a limited company registered in England under 08906960, whose registered address is 30 Percy Street, London, United Kingdom.

Data Protection Registration reference is ZA056615

Email address:

Postal Address: 6 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA


  1. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Notice only applies only to your use of Tracker Group websites. Our Sites may contain links to other websites that are operated by other organisations. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies or notices of any such websites before providing any personal data to them.


  1. What is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (the “UK GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers. Personal data does not include information where the identity of the individual has been fully and effectively removed (anonymous data).

Under data protection legislation, certain personal data is considered more ‘sensitive’ (e.g., information relating to race, religion, political affiliation and health). This is also known as ‘special category data’. We do not typically collect special category data.


  1. What data do we collect?

Depending upon your use of our Sites, we may collect some or all of the following personal data (please also see Part 12 on our use of cookies and similar technologies. We collect the following information from you when you sign up for an account with us:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Firm type
  • Firm name
  • Role
  • Country
  • Email
  • Password

We collect the following information from you automatically when you visit one of our Sites and accept cookies:

  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  • Operating system (automatically collected);
  • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

We do this for system administration purposes, including to analyse trends and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use so that we can improve the relevant Site, and deliver customised, personalised content.


  1. How Do We Use Your Personal Data?

Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:

  • Providing and managing your account;
  • Providing and managing your access to our Sites;
  • Personalising and tailoring your experience on our Sites;
  • Personalising and tailoring our services for you;
  • Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails from you;
  • Supplying you with information by email that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by emailing us using the contact details set out in Part 14 below, or by following the instructions in any emails you receive from us);
  • Analysing your use of our Sites and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our Sites and your user experience.

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for our newsletter, which may include contacting you by email with information on our research. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under data protection law, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving any communications from us by emailing us or by following the instructions in any emails you receive from us.

  1. Our Lawful Bases

We must always have a lawful basis (i.e. a reason under the law) for using personal data. Most commonly, we will use your personal data for the following reasons:

  • Where it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you;
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. For example, we have a legitimate interest in providing our services to you;
  • Where we have your consent to do so, for example if you sign up to receive our newsletter. As noted above, you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us using the contact details in Part 14 below, or by following the instructions in any emails you receive from us;
  • Where it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation on us (for example, reporting to HM Revenue and Customs or Companies House).


  1. How Long Will We Keep Your Personal Data

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected or until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive our information.

The criteria we use to determine the retention period of personal information are: (i) the respective statutory retention period; (ii) our contractual and/or business relationships with you; (iii) (potential) disputes; and (iv) any guidelines issued by relevant regulators. After expiration of the applicable retention period, the relevant information is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of a contract, the initiation of a contract or to protect or defend our position or that of a third party. If you have any questions about our retention periods, please contact us at


  1. Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?

We store or transfer your personal data in the US, UK and Europe.


  1. How We Share Your Personal Data

We may share your personal information with third parties, including the following:

  • with contractors, suppliers, or other third parties that provide services on our behalf (such as website host providers);
  • as part of a sale, merger, restructuring or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;
  • pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process or as otherwise required or requested by law, regulation, or government authority programs, or to protect our rights or the rights or safety of third parties;
  • with our professional advisors, lawyers, accountants and auditors; or
  • with your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.


  1. Your Rights

Under the UK GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

  • The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
  • The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have, in certain circumstances.
  • The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes, in certain circumstances.
  • The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us to port that personal data to you or another third party so that it can be re-used with another service or business.
  • The right to withdraw your consent to us processing your personal data, where we are relying on that consent.
  • Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about our use of your personal data or if you would like to exercise your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 14 below.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


  1. Withholding Information

You may access certain areas of our Sites without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our Sites (such as downloading documents) you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may also restrict our use of cookies. For more information, see Part 13 below.


  1. How Do You Use Cookies?

Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First-party Cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. we use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.

Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary” or “essential”. These Cookies are shown in the table below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

The following essential Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Name of Cookie Purpose Strictly Necessary
lravel_session to tell if you are logged in or not Yes
XSRF-TOKEN for security to prevent forged requests to the website Yes


Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it.

The analytics service used by Our Site uses Cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The analytics service used by Our Site uses the following Cookies:

Name of Cookie First / Third Party Provider Purpose
_ga_* Third Google Google Analytics sets this cookie to store and count page views.
_ga Third Google The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
_gid Third Google Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_gat_gtag_UA_* Third Google Google Analytics sets this cookie to store a unique user ID.
_gat_UA-* Third Google Google Analytics sets this cookie for user behaviour tracking.
AnalyticsSyncHistory Third LinkedIn Linkedin set this cookie to store information about the time a sync took place with the lms_analytics cookie.
__gads Third Google The __gads cookie, set by Google, is stored under DoubleClick domain and tracks the number of times users see an advert, measures the success of the campaign and calculates its revenue. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are set on and will not track any data while browsing through other sites.
ln_or Third LinkedIn Linkedin sets this cookie to registers statistical data on users’ behaviour on the website for internal analytics.

Our Site also uses some additional cookies, which are optional, to provide functionality such as social share buttons and embedding videos from YouTube. Here is the full list of Other Cookies:

li_gc Third LinkedIn Linkedin set this cookie for storing visitor’s consent regarding using cookies for non-essential purposes.
bscookie Third LinkedIn LinkedIn sets this cookie to store performed actions on the website.
__gpi Third Google Google Ads Service uses this cookie to collect information about from multiple websites for retargeting ads.
personalization_id Third Twitter Twitter sets this cookie to integrate and share features for social media and also store information about how the user uses the website, for tracking and targeting.
muc_ads Third Twitter Twitter set this cookie to collect visitor navigation data to optimise ad relevance.
lidc Third LinkedIn LinkedIn sets the lidc cookie to facilitate data center selection.
bcookie Third LinkedIn LinkedIn sets this cookie from LinkedIn share buttons and ad tags to recognize browser ID.
UserMatchHistory Third LinkedIn LinkedIn sets this cookie for LinkedIn Ads ID syncing.
test_cookie Third The test_cookie is set by and is used to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.
YSC Third YouTube This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Third YouTube This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.


  1. Contact Us

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and/or data protection, including to make a subject access request or exercise any of your other rights, please use the following details:

Email address:

Telephone number: 020 3633 4473

Postal Address: The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA


  1. Changes To This Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Updates to this Notice will be posted on this page, and we recommend that you check this page from time to time to keep up-to-date. We will also use reasonable efforts to inform you of any significant changes by email where appropriate.