Privacy and Cookie Policy

We at Development Pathways care about your personal data and how it is used and we want to assure you that we handle any information we collect responsibly and carefully. This Privacy Policy will explain what data we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it.


Collection and use of information


Personal information: on the site we may request that you provide your name and email address. We will first ask you if you are aware of and agree to this policy. The information you provide will never be published or shared with third parties. It will only be used for our own communication and statistical purposes, including but not limited to email alerts when we have published reports and blog posts, or are holding events. In addition, Development Pathways as part of the communication of our work uses imagery and videos in which some individuals may be identifiable.  Finally, Development Pathways also offers you the ability to upload your CV as an independent consultant wishing to work with us, and invites you to apply for employment with us. In these latter two cases, you would provide us with personal data including your address, education and employment history, and other information.


Non-personally identifiable information: when you access the site, analytical/performance cookies collect certain information relating to you, such as the Internet Protocol address used, your navigation through the site and device and browser used. Similarly, our email marketing platform, MailChimp, uses web beacons to produce reports on behaviour in relation to the email newsletters we provide, including IP address and email client type. This information does not identify you and will be used for internal use only, including but not limited to the analysis of website traffic.


Keeping data secure and retaining data


We use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your data. This includes using accounts and a server that we protect with strong passwords and two-factor verification. We will hold your data only for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the data be deleted. In relation to images, these will be retained for as long as is necessary to communicate the project to which they relate, only with the consent of any individuals who may be identifiable. In relation to job applications, you should be aware of our privacy notice. In short, if your application is not successful and we have not sought consent or you have not provided consent upon our request to keep your data for the purpose of future suitable job vacancies, we will keep your data for six months once the recruitment exercise ends. In relation to consultants’ CVs, Development Pathways invites these to be submitted for the possibility of ongoing work and as such will hold them on an ongoing basis, until you ask us to delete your data, as is your right.


Emails and personal data

In relation to emails to and from Development Pathways, if you receive any confidential information accidentally or you have reason to believe that there has been a breach of personal data, please contact our Data Compliance Officer.


More information and your rights


You may have the following data protection rights:

  • To access, correct, update or request deletion of your Personal Information. Development Pathways takes reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and up to date. You may contact us directly at any time about accessing, correcting, updating or deleting your Personal Information, or altering your data, by emailing us at We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws.
  • In addition, if you are a resident of the EEA, you can object to processing of your Personal Information, ask us to restrict processing of your Personal Information or request portability of your Personal Information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing us at
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.

In addition, you can choose to disable Cookies in your Internet browser, by changing the default settings in your Internet browser. For further details, please consult the help menu in your Internet browser and/or refer to, which also provides more information generally on Cookies.


And if you no longer wish to be contacted by email, please unsubscribe directly from our email newsletter using the links provided on each email, or contact us directly to update or delete your data.