Privacy Policy

StoryArcs is an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded programme run by The Story Society at Bath Spa University.

At The Story Society we take your privacy seriously. We will only use your personal information to contact you with news and information updates from The Story Society and The Story Society Partners, and to provide the resources and research we have set out to provide and/or you have requested. We do not share user information with any organisations outside of The Story Society Partnership and Service Providers, unless required to do so by law.

This privacy policy is intended to provide detailed information about when and why we collect your personal data, how we use it, and how we keep it secure.

We comply with the UK GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Data Protection Act 2018. Electronic communications will be made in accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

By disclosing personal information to us in person, on the telephone, via email, or via our website, customers consent to the collection, storage and processing of information in the manner set out in this policy.

Cookies / Google Analytics

We use cookies, small text files that are placed on your machine, to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this website and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies on your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser, or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers further information about cookies and guidance for all modern browsers.

Personal Information

If you contact us through our online form to subscribe to our newsletter or express your interest in our opportunities, we request your name and email address. This information is used to communicate with you about subject matters and information relating to The Story Society.

If completing our Subscribe form you have the option to share additional information about your academic background and demographic. This information is used for reporting purposes and to tailor our marketing communications to you.

We protect your personal information and adhere to all current GDPR legislation with respect to protecting privacy. We do not give out, sell or trade our mailing list data with third parties.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold about you. Email your request to

Partners and Service Providers

We do not share user information with any third parties outside of The Story Society Partnership and Service Providers.
Some of our service providers may have access to your data in order to perform services on our behalf – such as Bilden Ltd., our web developers. Whilst The Story Society remains the data controller, we make sure anyone who provides a service for The Story Society meets our standards for data security. They will not use your data for anything other than the clearly defined purpose relating to the service that they are providing.

How We Protect Your Data

We understand that your personal information and privacy are important to you. We make every effort to ensure that the information you share with us is recorded accurately, retained securely and used only according to your wishes.

We follow the Bath Spa University Data Protection Policy and all current GDPR legislation to protect your personal information and privacy. We do not give out, sell or trade our mailing list data with third parties.
All of our newsletter communications contain the option to unsubscribe instantly. You can also unsubscribe at any time by emailing us at

We will store your information for a period of ten years following the completion of the StoryArcs programme in 2025, unless you have indicated that you wish to continue receiving news and details of further opportunities. You are entitled to view or have the personal information we hold about you amended or deleted, if you wish. Please, email your request to The Story Society at

Intellectual Property

The StoryArcs website is owned by Bambo Soyinka and The Story Society at Bath Spa University.

All Intellectual Property Rights for the website and all content and materials contained therein are owned by and shall remain owned by Bambo Soyinka and The Story Society. You may view, download and print any materials and information made available to you through the website subject to the following conditions:

  • the material and information may only be used for your personal and non-commercial purposes;
  • the material and information shall not be reproduced or included in any other work or publication in any medium;
  • the material and information may not be modified or altered in any way;
  • the material and information may not be distributed or sold to any third party;
  • you may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the material or the information.

Privacy Policy Last Updated 23 May 2023