The Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the European Union and, above all, against the emergence of a centralised EU state.

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Disclaimer, Privacy & Data Protection

The material on this web site is provided for general information purposes – no warranty or representation is given that it is free from inaccuracy. Information on this website is not intended to represent a corporate view of developments in Europe. Contributions remain personal views, chosen on the basis of their intellectual rigour and their ability to open up new avenues for debate.

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Copyright in the material contained in this website belongs to the Bruges Group, and all rights are reserved.

 

Privacy and Data Protection
 
This privacy policy sets out how the Bruges Group uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.
 
The Bruges Group is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
 
 
What we collect
 
We may collect the following information:
• name and job title
• contact information including email address
• demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
• technical information such as IP address, referrer, length of visit and number of page views
 
 
What we do with the information we gather
 
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
• Internal record keeping.
• We may use the information to improve our products and services.
• We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
 
This also includes information about any donations you might make or advocacy actions you may take part in.
This includes where you might “follow”, “like” or otherwise link your social media accounts to the campaign via a third-party website. Any correspondence you send electronically may be retained, such as the content of your email messages, your email address and our response. We may also retain any information you upload or post on the Bruges Group website such as profile pictures and comments.
We only collect the information that we need to fulfil the purposes set out at collection. You can update this information at any time.
 
 
Security
 
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We have in place measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. All collected data is stored in locked, secure environments, and any campaign staff or volunteers working on behalf of the Bruges Group will only ever have access to the information they need.
 
 
Links to other websites
 
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
 
 
Controlling your personal information
 
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to occasionally send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting. For clarity, personal data will never be rented or sold to others.
 
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and all other relevant legislation. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.
 
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. If you would like to be unsubscribed from our campaign, or have any other questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, please contact us at at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
Cookies
 
Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our website. They allow us to make the website easier to use, to provide you with a more personalised experience, to guard against malicious activities and to ensure any login feature functions correctly. They do not collect personal information about you.
 
You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings in your browser, but the functionality of the website may be
adversely affected.
 
By using our website, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this notice. If you do not agree to our use of cookies then we advise you to set your browser settings accordingly.
 
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

 

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Please see below for a list of cookies this website uses:

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Function: These cookies collect data in an anonymous form. Please see Google's privacy policy for further information. To opt out of these cookies, please visit Google's website.

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Purpose: Stores information, such as language and regional preferences, that our content management system (the system we use to update our website) relies on to function.

Function: This is a session cookie and will be destroyed when you close your browser. This cookie is essential for our website to function.

Cookie name: ASP.net_session

Purpose: Allows the website to save your session state across different pages. For example, if you have completed a survey, the website will remember that you have done so and will not ask you to complete it again when you view another page on the website.

Function: This is a session cookie and will be destroyed when you close your browser. This cookie is essential for our website to function.

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Purpose: Indicates whether the user's browser supports inline editing of content. This indicates whether our content management system will work for our website administrators in their internet browsers.

Function: This is a session cookie and will be destroyed when you close your browser. This cookie is essential for our website to function.

Cookie name: redirected

Purpose: Remembers when the site forwards you from one page to another, so you can return to the first page. For example, go back to the home page after viewing a special 'splash' page.

Function: This is a session cookie, which your browser will destroy when it shuts down. The website needs this cookie to function.

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Purpose: Remembers when you respond to the site cookie policy, so you do not see the cookie preferences notice on every page.

Function: If you choose to remember your preference with a temporary cookie, your browser will remove it when you shut it down, otherwise the cookie will be stored for about a year.

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Function: These cookies collect data in an anonymous form. Please see Google's privacy policy for further information.

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Purpose: Sitecore Analytics is software that lets us analyse how visitors use our site. We use this information to improve our website and provide the best experience to visitors.

Function: These cookies collect data in an anonymous form. When you close your browser, it will delete the 'session' cookie; it will keep the 'global' cookie for about one year.

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Twitter cookies

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When you close the cookies pop-up box by clicking "OK", a permanent cookie will be set on your machine. This will remember your preference so that the pop-up doesn't display across any pages whenever you visit the website.

Opting out/removing cookies

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You can also control what cookies you accept through your internet browser. For details on how to do this, please visit aboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.