"Science literacy is the artery through which the solutions of tomorrow’s problems flow" — Neil deGrasse Tyson



This privacy policy sets out how Hardie Wren Development Initiatives (HWDI) and the Hardie Wren Foundation (HWF) uses and protects any information that you give HWDI or HWF when you use this website.

HWDI 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, for instance by applying for the Innovations in Science Literacy Award (ISLA), then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

HWDI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. If you are not happy, please contact us at the address below.

This policy takes account of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and is effective from 25th May 2018.

What we collect:

We will collect the following information from applicants for our annual Innovations in Science Literacy Award (ISLA). Similar information will be collected from those who contact HWDI via the website contact page.

  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicant’s work information including organisation, place of work and country affiliation (if relevant). Also the location of the proposed project.
  • Applicant’s contact information including email address and telephone number and the organisation website address if available.
What we do with the information we gather:
  • We require this information to check that the application complies with the terms and conditions of the Award. These terms and conditions are clearly available on the HWDI website.and provide you with accurate information regarding the application, judging and award processes.
  • We will be acknowledging receipt of ISLA applications via the email provided in the application.
  • We will be informing certain applicants that their project has reached the final selection group, again via the email provided in the application. We will also be communicating with the winner by email, in person, and/or phone.
  • We are creating a database of individuals and organisations interested in promoting science literacy throughout the world. This database will not be shared with any other person or organisation.
  • HWDI is interested in collaborating with a wide network of individuals and organisations focused on improving science literacy. We will contact you to request sharing your information within this network and will only do so when we have received your permission in writing.
  • As part of this network, we would like to provide you with details of publications, meetings, symposia, programmes, projects and other initiatives in the wider fields of science literacies - education, agriculture, ecology, health education and makerspaces. We will only do so if we receive your written agreement to this
  • As part of the network, we may contact you for contributions to publications or surveys relevant to science literacy. We will seek your permission to contact you in this way. In addition, Your agreement will always be sought should HWDI decide to publish the findings of such surveys or questionnaires.

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

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties except to help prevent fraud or are required by law to do so. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Hardie Wren Development Initiatives
The Dairy
12 Stephen Road
Oxon OX3 9AY

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.

How we use cookies

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website has links to other websites and publications of relevance to science literacy and affiliated fields 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.


Registered Office
The Dairy
12 Stephen Road

Phone Numbers
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UK Tel: +44 7845 595118