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We'll always make sure your data is kept securely, and for no longer than we need it. This page outlines what we do with your data; if you have any questions please email

Fusion (Chemistry Society) ("we") collect personal data through a variety of means: through our questionnaires and online forms, from our email newsletters, from Bristol SU and from University of Bristol on occasions.

We also collect anonymous data, such as insights from social media.

When we collect data, we aim to be transparent and clear about their intended uses and when these data will be destroyed. We also give users an option to remove their data from our system.

Why do we collect your data?

  • To contact you

  • To provide a personal service, such as addressing emails with your name

  • To provide support, for example if you are in a minority group and would like to join one of our Networks

  • To improve our provision for members, such as when receiving feedback about events

Where appropriate, data collected is anonymised, when we do not need to know whose data that is.

For our email newsletters (using Mailchimp), we collect your first name, last name, email address and year group. We ask for your name so that we can personalise the email to you, and also so that we can track opens, clicks of links and more using the Mailchimp platform. We ask for your year group so that year group specific information can be sent to you. We store this data within Mailchimp's platform.

When you become a member of Fusion, via Bristol SU's website, we collect your name, email address, date of birth, University ID (e.g. ab12345) and ask you whether you'd like to join our family scheme. This data is stored within Bristol SU's servers and the name, email and year group (determined from the University ID) is transferred to Mailchimp's platform.

You can remove your data from Mailchimp by clicking "unsubscribe" at the bottom of any of our emails, and you can remove your data from our area of Bristol SU's website by emailing us.

We have a number of forms (such as using Microsoft Forms, Google Forms or Typeform) which collect data for certain purposes: to register interest for Fusion, sign up for an event, provide feedback on an event or service and more. Data collected here is stored as long as is necessary. For example, it would be deleted after that event, unless you explicitly agreed to your data being stored for longer. For our register interest form, your data will be transferred to Mailchimp so that we can contact you via our email newsletter.

Data will only be removed from Mailchimp if you request it.

Family scheme

Parents: if you sign up to become a parent, you consent to your data (name) being shared with the "children" you are assigned to. Your email address is used to send you details of your family, and we ask if you are a non-drinker to match families better, and provide a better experience for students.

Children (first years): if you sign up to join a family (through our form or through Bristol SU), you consent to your data (name and email address) being shared with the "parents" you are assigned to. Your email address is also used to send you details of your family, and we ask if you are a non-drinker to match families better, and provide you with a better experience.

If you have any questions about us storing your data, deleting your data or any other privacy concerns, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.

At Fusion, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by Fusion and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Log Files

Fusion follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the WebTerms Privacy Policy Generator and the Privacy Policy Generator.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Fusion uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimise the users' experience by customising our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information. Find out more about our Cookies Policy.

Google DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL –

Our Advertising Partners

Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Fusion.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Fusion, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalise the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Fusion has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Fusion's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. 

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites. For more general information on cookies, please read our Cookies Policy.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Fusion does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Fusion. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

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