Privacy Policy

About us

This website is operated by World Economics Association, which is a Community Interest Company. Our registered office is at 12 Maurice Road, St Andrews, Bristol BS6 5BZ

Your privacy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We work to make sure that when we collect information from you, we do so in a way that does not infringe your privacy. Our policy explains how we do this.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to our website and to carry out administration and statistical analysis. If you have requested any goods or services then we will use your information to supply the goods or services, to bill you and to contact you where necessary concerning your order.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer or device that allows us to recognise and remember you. It is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. When you visit our sites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

What types of cookies do we use ?

  • Essential – cookies that are essential to serve you the pages you have requested on the website. These include cookies set by the website hosting company to allow them to serve the website across multiple servers. They also include cookies that make it possible for you to stay logged into your account.
  • Functional – cookies that are used to collect information about your visit to our site, the content you have viewed, the links you have followed and information about your browser, device and your IP address.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.


We use Google Analytics to track use of this site.

What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted a paper, have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

With whom do we share your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service managed by Google. We also store some data on Feedblitz and Mailchimp for the purposes of communicating WEA information. We don’t share your information with any other parties.

Updating your information

You can update your personal information at any time by emailing

Changes to our privacy policy

Should we decide to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details.


If you have any questions about the use we make of your information, please email