North Somerset Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of processing personal data. ELife mailing is administrated on behalf of North Somerset Council by our partner MailChimp.

The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with the requirements of UK and European data protection law. The information will form part of your eLife account and held until you tell us otherwise.

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect the minimum personal data required to deliver the service, which includes your email address.

In order to lawfully keep you on our mailing list, we are reliant on your consent, in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of GDPR.  It will be your decision whether you wish to remain on our mailing list, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

We will not use your personal information in a way that may cause you unwarranted nuisance.  Failure to provide the information would result in not receiving eLife.

We may lawfully disclose information to public sector agencies to prevent or detect fraud or other crime, or to support the national fraud initiatives and protect public funds under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Under the conditions of the Digital Economy Act 2017, we may also share personal data provided to us with other public authorities as defined in the Act, for the purposes of fraud or crime detection or prevention, to recover monies owed to us, to improve public service delivery, or for statistical research. We do not share the information with other organisations for commercial purposes.

You have the right of access to the personal data we process about you, as well as the right of erasure from the mailing list.

If you have any questions or concerns about the way we process your personal data, contact our Data Protection Officer at