Tracker Group

Privacy and Cookie Notice


Tracker Group Limited (“Tracker Group”, “we”, “us”, “our”) understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used.

We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our websites and uses our services, and we are committed to keeping your personal data safe and meeting our responsibilities under privacy law. This Privacy Notice gives you detailed information on why and when we collect your personal data when you use our websites (each “our Site”, and including,, and and other services, how we use your personal data, how we keep it secure, and how you can let us know if you would like us to change how we manage it.

  1. Information About Us
  2. Links To Other Websites
  3. What Is Personal Data?
  4. What Data Do We Collect?
  5. How Do We Use Your Personal Data?
  6. Our Lawful Bases
  7. How Long Will We Keep Your Personal Data?
  8. How and Where Do We Store or Transfer Your Personal Data?
  9. How We Share Your Personal Data
  10. Your Rights
  11. Withholding Information
  12. Cookies
  13. Contact Us
  14. Changes to this Privacy Notice

1. Information About Us

Planet Tracker, is an initiative of Tracker Group Limited and is a non-profit financial think tank. It was launched in 2018 by its founders, Mark Campanale and Nick Robins, who also created the Carbon Tracker Initiative.

Tracker Group is a not-for profit company limited by guarantee and registered in England with company number 08906960, with registered address at The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA United Kingdom.  Tracker Group is the data controller under Privacy Law (see the General Data Protection Regulation). Our ICO data protection registration reference is: ZA056615.

If you have any questions regarding our use of your personal data, please contact us using the following details:

Email address:

Postal Address: The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA

2. Links To Other Websites

This Privacy Notice only applies only to your use of Tracker Group websites. Our Sites may contain links to other websites that are operated by other organisations. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies or notices of any such websites before providing any personal data to them.

3. What is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (the “UK GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers. Personal data does not include information where the identity of the individual has been fully and effectively removed (anonymous data).

Under data protection legislation, certain personal data is considered more ‘sensitive’ (e.g., information relating to race, religion, political affiliation and health). This is also known as ‘special category data’. We do not typically collect special category data.

4. What Data Do We Collect?

Depending upon your use of our Sites, we may collect some or all of the following personal data (please also see Part 12 on our use of cookies and similar technologies. We collect the following information from you when you sign up for an account with us:

  • Username
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company
  • Position
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Mobile number

We collect the following information from you automatically when you visit one of our Sites and accept cookies:

  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  • Operating system (automatically collected);
  • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

We do this for system administration purposes, including to analyse trends and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use so that we can improve the relevant Site, and deliver customized, personalized content.

5. How Do We Use Your Personal Data?

Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:

  • Providing and managing your account;
  • Providing and managing your access to our Sites;
  • Personalising and tailoring your experience on our Sites;
  • Personalising and tailoring our services for you;
  • Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails from you;
  • Supplying you with information by email that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by emailing us using the contact details set out in Part 14 below, or by following the instructions in any emails you receive from us);
  • Analysing your use of our Sites and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our Sites and your user experience.

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for our newsletter, which may include contacting you by email with information on our research. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under data protection law, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving any communications from us by emailing us or by following the instructions in any emails you receive from us.

6. Our Lawful Bases

We must always have a lawful basis (i.e. a reason under the law) for using personal data. Most commonly, we will use your personal data for the following reasons:

  • Where it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you;
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. For example, we have a legitimate interest in providing our services to you;
  • Where we have your consent to do so, for example if you sign up to receive our newsletter. As noted above, you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us using the contact details in Part 14 below, or by following the instructions in any emails you receive from us;
  • Where it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation on us (for example, reporting to HM Revenue and Customs or Companies House).

7. How Long Will We Keep Your Personal Data

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected or until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive our information.

The criteria we use to determine the retention period of personal information are: (i) the respective statutory retention period; (ii) our contractual and/or business relationships with you; (iii) (potential) disputes; and (iv) any guidelines issued by relevant regulators. After expiration of the applicable retention period, the relevant information is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of a contract, the initiation of a contract or to protect or defend our position or that of a third party. If you have any questions about our retention periods, please contact us at

8. How and Where Do We Store or Transfer Your Personal Data?a

We currently only store or transfer your personal data within the UK. If we do transfer your personal data outside of the UK in the future, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is protected in accordance with appropriate safeguards, especially where the recipient country is not considered to be adequate by the UK Government. In particular, we will rely on the appropriate safeguards under data protection legislation, such as standard contractual clauses (or equivalent) approved by the UK Government to protect your personal information.

9. How We Share Your Personal Data

We may share your personal information with third parties, including the following:

  • with contractors, suppliers, or other third parties that provide services on our behalf (such as website host providers);
  • as part of a sale, merger, restructuring or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;
  • pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process or as otherwise required or requested by law, regulation, or government authority programs, or to protect our rights or the rights or safety of third parties;
  • with our professional advisors, lawyers, accountants and auditors; or
  • with your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.

10. Your Rights

Under the UK GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

  • The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
  • The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have, in certain circumstances.
  • The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes, in certain circumstances.
  • The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us to port that personal data to you or another third party so that it can be re-used with another service or business.
  • The right to withdraw your consent to us processing your personal data, where we are relying on that consent.
  • Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about our use of your personal data or if you would like to exercise your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 14 below.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

11. Withholding Information

You may access certain areas of our Sites without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our Sites (such as downloading documents) you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.

You may also restrict our use of cookies. For more information, see Part 12 below.

12. Cookies

Our Sites use cookies to enhance your experience while using those Sites. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer or device that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites.

Our Sites may place and access certain first-party cookies on your computer or device. First-party cookies are those placed directly by us and are used only by us. We use cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of our Sites and to provide and improve our services. We have carefully chosen these cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.

All cookies used by and on our Sites are used in accordance with current data protection and privacy law.

Before cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a prompt requesting your consent to set those cookies when you access one of our Sites. By giving your consent to the placing of cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of all cookies, but you will not be allowed access to the site.

Certain features of our Sites depend on cookies to function. These cookies are sometimes known as “strictly necessary” cookies.

Our Sites also use analytics services provided by Google. “Google analytics” refers to a set of Google tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how the relevant Site is used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our Sites and the services offered through them.

The analytics service used by our Sites uses cookies to gather the required information. Our use of these analytics does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the relevant Site, however it does enable us to continually improve that Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.

The analytics service used by our Sites uses the following cookies:

Name of Cookie First / Third Party Provider Purpose
Google Analytics Third Google For analysing use

In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

You can choose to delete cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access the relevant Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

Social sharing links
We also use Google Analytics to track social shares made at our website. Google automatically collect and store certain information in their server logs which includes device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Google Account, in accordance with their data privacy policy:

We use a Twitter Tweet widget at our website. As a result, our website makes requests to Twitter’s servers for you to be able to tweet our webpages using your Twitter account. These requests make your IP address visible to Twitter, who may use it in accordance with their data privacy policy:

We use a Linkedin Share widget at our website to allow you to share our webpages on Linkedin. These requests may track your IP address in accordance with their data privacy policy:

13. Contact Us

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and/or data protection, including to make a subject access request or exercise any of your other rights, please use the following details:

Email address:

Telephone number: 020 7459 4039

Postal Address: The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA

14. Changes To This Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Updates to this Notice will be posted on this page, and we recommend that you check this page from time to time to keep up-to-date. We will also use reasonable efforts to inform you of any significant changes by email where appropriate.