Privacy Policy

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THRESHOLDS International Short Story Forum is part of the University of Chichester.

THRESHOLDS will collect any personal information you provide when you sign up through the website, such as your name and email address. We will then add your details to our mailing list to send you newsletters by email, and let you know about forthcoming events, opportunities and publications that might interest you. You can withdraw your consent to receive this information, or update your preferences, at any time by emailing Your personal information is held securely until the mailing list is terminated or you unsubscribe (whichever comes first), at which point your personal data will be securely deleted.

We will never share your personal data with anyone else. You can request to check what personal data we hold about you, and request to be removed from our records entirely, at any time by contacting

We receive anonymised technical data about visitors to our website from various third parties and public sources. This does not include any identifiable information and IP addresses are not stored. Anonymised aggregated information, including the geographical locations of visitors to our site, may be shared with funding bodies and used as part of our business development.

The THRESHOLDS website is hosted by WPEngine who will not use or share your personal data without our express permission. You can find their data protection policies at

The THRESHOLDS website uses cookies — small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third-party applications, like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. Find out more information on how to delete and control cookies at

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

To find out more about your rights as a data subject and how the University complies with data protection legislation please visit:

The University’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at If you wish to complain about any aspect of our information rights practice you may do so by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office at