This policy sets out how the Embracing Complexity Coalition website ( uses and protects your personal information. Autistica acts as Data Controller for the site. 

Autistica's ICO registration number is Z8884467.

We do not trade personal data for commercial purposes and will only disclose it if required by law, if it is necessary to arrange your event attendance, or if it is with your consent. Autistica uses providers based in the European Economic Area to process supporter data.

This policy was written in May 2019. We adhere to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

Use the Contact Us form for any data protection queries.

If you visit

We use Google Analytics (GA) to track site user interaction. We have GA code installed on our site which creates one or more text files on your computer (called a “cookie”). The cookies contain an ID number which is used to uniquely identify your browser and track each site you visit that has GA enabled.

We use this data to determine the number of people using our site and to better understand how they find and use our web pages. With this information we can continually improve the information that we provide on our site and the processes for actions such as contacting us and donating. We can also use it to increase the number of new people finding our site.Google analytics stores the following data:

- Time of visit, pages visited, and time spent on each page of the webpages

- Interactions with site-specific widgets

- Referring site details (such as the URL a user came through to arrive at this site)

- Type of web browser

- Type of operating system (OS)

- Flash version, JavaScript support, screen resolution, and screen color processing ability

- Network location and IP address

- Document downloads

- Clicks on links leading to external websites

- Errors when users fill out forms

- Clicks on videos

- Scroll depthGoogle also collects information about you from its Doubleclick tracking and profiling service, from ad-supported apps on your Android or iOS device, from your YouTube and Gmail activity and from your Google account. This data is put together and used to make inferences about your age, gender, interests, hobbies, shopping habits and living circumstances.  

Your rights
If you already have GA cookies, they will be updated with the latest information about your visit to the site.

As we cannot access any personal data about you ourselves, we are not the Data Controller for your Google Analytics or Doubleclick profile data. You would need to contact Google directly for this information.

You have the right to object to this tracking and to stop it happening.

If you would like more detail about the methods used however, please get in touch at

How do I prevent being tracked by Google Analytics?

If you are uncomfortable with this tracking, you can take the following actions:

- Use a tracking-blocker, such as Privacy Badger

- Clear cookies after every browsing session

- Install the Google Analytics opt-out extension

If you email us

If you get in touch with us via email, we may save the details you share with us on our database. This way, if you get in touch with you in future we can refer to our previous conversations. We will not contact you or share your details without asking for your consent.

Your rights

As an individual whose personal data is processed by Autistica you have the following rights:

If you are not happy with the way we have handled your data, and are unable to resolve the issue with us personally, you can complain to the ICO.