Privacy Policy

By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to the following terms of data collection and usage. We may change our privacy policy in the future and your continued use of the site will be regarded as acceptance of our data collection and processing practices.

What data are we automatically collecting from you?

This website uses Google Analytics to track and collect anonymous information about visitors.

The Google Analytics Terms of Service prohibits the collection of personally identifiable data such as names, email addresses, or billing information. The data is stored securely by Google Analytics and is only accessible to the two founders of Bridging the Gap via a secure password.

How do we use your data?

We use anonymised, aggregated data in two ways: to improve the performance and usability of our website and inform on the type of content our readers enjoy; and to understand whether our demographic is meeting our targets for our desired impacts, especially regarding diversity in engineering.


The website was designed as part of a University of Bristol degree and the anonymised data will be analysed and evaluated in a written report to assess the impact of the blog and other methods of STEM communication used. The presented results will be seen  by the course assessors as a result.


How long do we keep your data?

Google Analytics retains user and event data for 26 months.

Who is responsible for your data?

Bridging the Gap is responsible for your data. We are solely run by two Engineering Masters' students at the University of Bristol and can be contacted via the details listed here.


What are your rights?

If you are unhappy regarding Bridging the Gap's processing of your data, please email us. You have the right to lodge a complaint with relevant authorities responsible for the protection of personal information and data in the country in which you live or work.

What are cookies and how are they used on this site?

Cookies are tiny text files that a stored on your browser. They are common and harmlessly used to provide basic services such as remembering your preferences and whether you have visited our website before.

You are not obliged to accept cookies and should you wish to reject the use of them you can do so by instructing your browser to refuse cookies from our website.

Bridging the Gap uses services provided by Google Analytics, which uses cookies.

What about external links in articles?

Bridging the Gap may link to external sites which we do not operate or work with. We have no control over the content and practices of such sites, and cannot be held responsible for their processing of your personal information and data.

The privacy policy above only covers our website.