Autonomy’s privacy policy


This privacy policy outlines the processes Autonomy follows when storing and handling personal data. (Note that Autonomy is a trading name of Autonomy Research Limited, UK company number 10888198)

The data controller is Autonomy of Cranbourne, Pilcot Road, Hampshire, GU51 5RU. Autonomy can be contacted at that address, or on This policy was updated on 24 May 2018 to document our processes in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Data types collected


Autonomy collects one type of personal information:


– Names and email addresses for the purpose of our email list.


Autonomy does not collect any sensitive or special personal data.


Email list


All subscribers to our mailing list have explicitly opted in and consented to receive Autonomy’s newsletter, which includes updates about our latest articles and occasional notifications of relevant events. The GDPR lawful basis for this data processing is consent. Our email list is never shared with any third party. Access to the email list is limited to Autonomy directors. We send emails using email service Mailchimp. Mailchimp’s role is limited to providing software to create and send emails, storage of our email list and consent records, and offering list subscribe and unsubscribe facilities. We have entered into a data processing agreement with Mailchimp to this end. Mailchimp’s data centres are based in the US and data transfer to and from the US is only on the terms covered by the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement and compliant with GDPR. We will retain this data for as long as you remain subscribed to the list. You can opt out from our email list at any time. Every email includes a link to unsubscribe from the list.


Payment data


Autonomy does not see or store any sensitive payment information such as credit card details. Data necessary to process direct debit payments is held by our direct debit payment processor GoCardless.




This website uses cookies for the purpose of gathering anonymised statistics about page views, using Google Analytics. This does not include any personally identifiable data. You can opt out of Google Analytics at this link:


A single-use cookie will also be set when making a payment for a subscription, to allow the payment to be confirmed by our payment processor GoCardless.


Making requests about your data


To request access to all the data Autonomy holds about you (a subject access request) or request an export in a standard format (data portability), email To request deletion of some or all the data Autonomy holds about you (right to removal), rectify an error in it or request restrictions on our processing of it, email:

You have a right to object to Autonomy’s processing of your personal data. To exercise this right email




If you have a complaint about this policy or any privacy issue, please do contact us in the first instance on You also have a right to complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at or Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.