Shared Futures Space - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how we use the personal data collected from you when you use Shared Futures Space platform published by Animorph Ltd.

What data do we collect?

We only collect data about web usage from logged in members. When you sign up for a Shared Futures account you provide us with:

  • display name,
  • postcode (only the area part of it),
  • year of birth,
  • organisation you are associated with (optional).

We record when you registered with us and allocate you a random unique user identifier. We also store when you log in to Shared Futures Space.

As a registered user you have a profile view which displays your display name, avatar of choice, organisation (if you chose any) and the area you are associated with via postcode. We do not make your year of birth and postcode available to the public.

When you are logged in, you can interact with other users through rivers (projects), resources and direct messaging. We record the following information about your participation in each of the three main modules:


  • chat contents,
  • poll votes.

All information regarding rivers is visible to other users.


  • saved resources,
  • entered resources.

Direct Messages

  • direct messages you exchange with other users of the platform.

How do we collect your data?

We collect the data and metadata as you used the platform when you are logged in. Everything we collect is sent to our server located in the United Kingdom.

How will we use your data?

We collect this data to better understand the needs of the Shared Futures stakeholders, and facilitate discussions about future developments in your community.

We hold your data for the purpose of facilitating collaboration between the users (rivers with associated chats and polls) as well as knowledge-sharing (through resources).

By submitting data, you consent to Animorph Ltd sharing it with our partner organisations, so that they may use it to make community improvements in their work based on the content.

The platform was built with a generous support from Special European Union Programme Body. We are a part of a consortium made of the following partner organisations:

  • Co-operation Ireland,
  • Belfast Interface Project,
  • Donegal Youth Service,
  • University of Essex.

Your data will not be used for any marketing purposes.

How do we store your data?

Your data are securely stored on our server, which is located in the United Kingdom.

Your data protection rights

Animorph Ltd would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access

You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification

You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure

You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability

You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

How to contact us

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please write to us via email:

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.


Information Commissioner's Office,
Office Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF

Funded by

A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Project Team

Co-operation Ireland
Belfast Interface Project
Essex University (prof. Peter Bloom)
Donegal Youth Service
Future Innovators
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