"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) uses and protects any information that you give HWDI 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 pagefrom time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st April 2017.

What we collect
We will collect the following information from applicants for ISLA 2017:
• name
• work information including organisation, place of work and country affiliation (if relevant)

• contact information including email address and telephone number, organisation website address
• other information relevant to performing due diligence on the ISLA application
What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to evaluate the application and provide you with accurate information regarding the judging and award processes.

We are creating a database of individuals and organisations interested in promoting science literacy throughout the world. Eventually this database will be made public through an official network. We may periodically send emails regarding this subject, relevant conferences, meetings or initiatives in the wider fields of literacies, education, health education and makerspaces, using the email address which you have provided.

In addition, we may contact you for contributions to publications or surveys relevant to science literacy. Your permission 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.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

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

. Controlling your personal information

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, as part of the science literacy database, use your personal information to send you information about other individuals or organisations involved in promoting the literacies which we think you may find interesting. You can inform us that you do not wish to receive these emails.

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
Charterford House
75 London Road
Oxon OX3 9BB

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.


Registered Office
Charterford House
75 London Road, Headington
Oxford, OX3 9BB

Phone Numbers
USA Tel: +1 775 247 0959

UK Tel: +44 7845 595118