The 80by18 project and the University of Bristol is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We therefore try to keep information about users (you) to a minimum. We are interested in what kinds of people are using the site, but we do not want to receive contact details or information that we can identify you from.

There are two main types of information that we may get about you: Information you give us and information collected about you.

Information you give us

We won't ask you to submit personal or personally identifiable or private information to this website. We do however have an email address, and you might contact us on this. Please do send us an email directly to if you want to get in touch. For example you might want to suggest an idea for the 80th thing or share a story about something you've done on the challenge. However, we request that if you do send us an e-mail you don't include contact details or stuff that could identify you. Also, If you are under 18, please ask your parents or guardians if it is OK to email directly.

We may also keep your e-mail on a database. If you are contacting us to share a story, enter a competition or raise a complaint then once we've opened, read and either replied or processed your e-mail we will delete it. If you are a business of organisation contacting us we may keep your e-mail for future correspondence. E-mails will be kept on a secure data base and will not be passed on.

Information collected about you

The site uses Google Analytics, which helps us to learn who is using the site and how so that we can improve it. Google Analytics set various cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. The site also displays twitter feeds, and twitter also sets various cookies.

In addition the 80by18 website itself sets a csrftoken and a sessionid token. A csrftoken is used whenever a form is posted to check that it is not a cross site scripting attack and a sessionid token isn't used to store any information about users except administrators.

The site also collects Apache extended logs. They store information including the time of request, IP address of machine making request, request, referring URL, and user-agent string of the browser making the request.


If you wish to complain about any of the content on the 80by18 website then please e-mail us at about your concern. We will review your complaint and if appropriate take action in a reasonable time.