Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how CarbonBrake uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

CarbonBrake is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

As CarbonBrake may update this policy, we advise that you check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.


The CarbonBrake site sets two cookies in your browser. Neither cookie contains personal data. One (PHPSESSID) is necessary for the functioning of the site and is set automatically. The other (viewed_cookie_policy) is set when you click “Accept” in the Cookie bar shown at the bottom of the page and prevents the bar showing again for 1 year. You can choose not to click “Accept” if you wish – this will not affect the working of the site but the cookie bar will continue to be visible. The viewed_cookie_policy cookie can be deleted if you wish (see below the cookie list table).

PHPSESSIDNecessarySessionEssential for the website operation. Contains random number. No personal data stored. Cookie expires at end of browsing session.
viewed_cookie_policyPersistent1 yearCookie set when "Accept" button is clicked in cookie notice. Prevents the cookie notice from showing on future visits. Can be deleted without affecting site usability (see below).

To delete the viewed_cookie_policy cookie Click here.

Newsletter Subscription

The data stored by the newsletter subscription application comprises: the email address used to sign up; the date the subscription was made; the IP address from which the form was submitted; the status of the subscription (either confirmed by clicking the link in the verification email sent when subscribing, or unconfirmed); whether the subscriber has read individual newsletter emails (this will only be recorded if your email program is set to display images in messages); and whether the subscriber has clicked the “Read the full post…” link to view the full article on the CarbonBrake website.

Data Storage

Newsletter registration data is stored in a password protected database on our web server.

Lawful Basis

The GDPR law requires us to provide a legal basis for processing your data. Data gathered via the Newsletter Subscription form is processed on the basis of “consent” i.e. in signing up to the newsletter you consent to the data described above being used for the purpose of supplying you with Newsletters.

Unsubscribing from the newsletter

To automatically unsubscribe from the newsletter, either click the “Unsubscribe” link included in all newsletter emails or request your subscription be removed by sending an email to . In your email, include your name and the email address used to subscribe. We will contact you at that address to verify your request is genuine.

With all unsubscriptions, we manually check that all data relating to the subscription has been deleted from the database.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for any purpose, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us atCarbonBrake,
    Huntersbrook House,
    Hoggs Lane, Purton,
    Wiltshire, SN5 4HQ,
    United Kingdomor email us at
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A fee of £10 will be payable in advance. If you would like a copy of any personal information held please write or email to the addresses above. We will supply the information within 1 month.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.