Data protection

  • On May 25th, 2018 a new Data Protection law came into being across Europe called the General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation is designed to unify all Data Protection Laws across Europe and provide a greater level of control for individuals in how organisations can handle and use their data.  
  • Post-Brexit the UK has a UK GDPR
  • We are committed to protecting your privacy and working within the boundaries provided by that Regulation. There are five specific rights that are issued to individuals by the GDPR, and we acknowledge our responsibility in providing those rights.
  • Right to be forgotten: You may terminate your Transition Network account at any time, in which case we will permanently delete your account and all data associated with it.
  • Right to object: Occasionally we may choose to carry out data research on all or segments of our data to support and develop the Transition Movement. You may opt out of inclusion of your data in our research projects simply by changing the Privacy Setting on your account, or by informing us in writing. Please note that we will never sell or give your data to other organisations and if we share research with appropriate like-minded organisations, it will always be without personal details.
  • Right to rectification: You may access and update your Transition Network account settings at any time to correct or complete your account information. You may also contact Transition Network at any time to access, correct, amend or delete information that we hold about you.
  • Right of access: Our Privacy Policy describes what data we collect and how we use it. If you have specific questions about data, you can contact for further information at any time.
  • Right of portability: We will export your account data to a third party at any time upon your request. We may contact you to confirm that is if it appears that your email has been compromised to make sure we don’t share your data without consent.
  • We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. The use of this data is described in our Privacy Policy. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Privacy Policy

Our full Privacy policy is here

You can manage your privacy settings here


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  • We may terminate your access to the Website and the services within it with written notice to you.
  • All disclaimers, indemnities and exclusions in this agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement for any reason.


Like millions of other websites we use Google Analytics on and

Google Analytics is a piece of software that collects data about our visitors (you). It’s something like an advanced server log.

What does Google Analytics record?

  • What website you came from to get here.
  • How long you stay for.
  • What kind of computer you’re using.

What do we do with your data?

The tracking information allows us to better understand the kind of people who come to the site and what content they’re reading. This allows us to make better decisions about design and writing.

Occasionally, we will compile aggregated statistics about the number of visitors this site receives and the browsers being used. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.

All of our activity falls within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service

Want to opt-out of tracking?

Visit our privacy settings page

You could also use Privacy badger from the Electronic Frontier Foundation which blocks spying ads and invisible trackers across all websites.

Access to the Website and content

  • The information provided by us on the Website is not in any way an invitation or recommendation to buy any products or services featured.
  • We will endeavour to allow uninterrupted access to the Website
  • We reserve the right to change or remove without notice any information on the Website
  • We assume no responsibility for the contents of any other websites to which the Website has links.

Intellectual Property

  • The copyright in the website design, text and graphics, and their selection and arrangement, and all software compilations, underlying source code and software exists under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License
  • The copyright in the content of the site resides with its authors and the responsibility of the providers of such information; none of this material may be reproduced or redistributed without attribution to the authors.
  • The domain name is owned by Transition Network. Other product and company names mentioned on this website may be the domains, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • You shall retain ownership of all copyright in data you submit to the Website under the creative commons license‘ attribution share-alike 2.0’. You grant the community a worldwide, royalty-free, non-terminable license to use, copy, distribute, such data in any manner with the mention of the author.

Exclusions of liability

  • We use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the data on our Websites is accurate and to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable after being notified of them. We do not monitor, verify or endorse information submitted by third parties for posting on the Websites and you should be aware that such information may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we disclaim all warranties and representations (whether express or implied) as to the accuracy of any information contained on our Websites. We do not guarantee that the Websites will be fault free and do not accept liability for any errors or omissions.
  • Due to the nature of electronic transmission of data over the internet, and the number of users by whom data is posted on to the Websites, any liability we may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Websites, or from any use of the Websites or reliance on the data transmitted using the Websites, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. In no event shall we be liable for any loss of profit, revenues, goodwill, opportunity, business, anticipated savings or other indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of use of the Websites, save where such liability cannot be excluded by law.
  • We do not give any warranty that our Websites are free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.

User name and password

  • On registering with us, you are issued with a user name and password which must be used in order to access certain restricted parts of the Website. The user name and password are personal to you and are not transferable.
  • Your name and password are the methods used by us to identify you and so are very important. You are responsible for all information posted on our Websites by anyone using your user name and password. Any breach of security of a user name and password should be notified to us immediately.
  • You may not adapt or circumvent the systems in place in connection with the Website nor access the Website other than through normal operations.

Data submitted by users

  • We accept no liability for data supplied by any user for display on the Website and the limitations in condition 4 above (Exclusions of liability) apply.
  • If you submit data for display on the Website you are responsible for ensuring that the data is accurate, complete and up to date and for updating that data where necessary.
  • If you submit data for display on the Website you are responsible for ensuring that no data is uploaded or submitted which is untrue, defamatory, obscene or abusive or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable laws or rights of third parties.
  • You warrant that you have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that any data you upload or otherwise submit to the Website is free from viruses and anything else which may have a contaminating or destructive effect on any part of the Website or any other technology.
  • We reserve the right (without limiting our rights to seek other remedies) to remove offending material placed on the Website that we consider to constitute a misuse of the Website or which is otherwise harmful to other users of the Website.
  • You will indemnify us for any claim or loss (including without limitation, economic loss) suffered by us arising out of your failure to observe any of the terms of these conditions.
  • Subject to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 condition 6.5 may be enforced by the following people in their own right:
    • any third party with whom we contract for content or advertising;
    • our employees or agents; and
    • anyone else who has been permissioned to administer areas of the site.


  • If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be affected.
  • We may modify these terms and conditions at any time by publishing the modified terms and conditions on the Website.

Governing law

  • These terms are governed by and to be construed in accordance with English law.
  • Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Branding & Assets

We’ve put resources into creating a graphical identity that will keep Transition Network noticeable, distinctive and visually connected to transition groups around the world. The sections below tell you all you need to know, and probably a bit more.

Warning: This page couldn’t exist without brand-speak and corp-talk rearing their ugly heads. Please excuse their intrusion, we’ll try to keep it to a minimum.

In brief – for Transition Initiatives and community groups

Do you want to show that you’re part of this wonderful network of transitioners?

If you’re a community-wide initiative, taking account of peak oil and climate change and you’re striving for resilience and CO2 reductions in an inclusive manner, it doesn’t matter to us whether you’re following the transition model slavishly or irreverently, or indeed reinventing it (and sharing your great ideas). In all cases, we invite you to use this “endorsement” marque freely.

Download the graphics for use on your flyers, website, posters, currency notes or whatever seems appropriate.

More info on the usage is further down the page and in the Endorsement Marque Guidelines.

Not so brief – the full scoop on Transition Network’s “branding”

For the sake of simplicity, we’ve divided the world up into five:

  1. Transition Network (the organisation)
  2. National Transition Hubs (such as Transition US, Transition Support Scotland, Transition Sweden)
  3. Transitioning communities (ie communities and groups that are actively engaged in transition)
  4. Partners and allies
  5. The rest of the world

The branding elements for each of these are discussed below.

  1. Transition Network – the organisation

Transition Network’s branding guidelines are contained in this document.

This document is aimed at all parts of the Transition Network “organisation”, covering formal documents, powerpoint presentations, headed paper, bids, reports, proposals, website, flyers, “business cards”, et al.

We’re starting the process of harmonising to this branding – it’ll be a gradual, rather than short and sharp, process owing to resourcing constraints.

  1. Transition Hubs

National hubs that have agreed and signed the Memorandum of Understanding, may:

– on signing the MoU may use the endorsement marque

– once they’ve reached stage 2, can adopt the Transition Network branding. The graphic alongside shows how that might look for the logo (fyi, Italy aren’t quite there yet, but have the logo all ready and waiting).

– in general, we recommend they adopt/adapt the main branding guidelines in the branding document. But if they develop their own look and feel that suits their national demeanour, we’ll be very happy to see that diversity emerging – see Transition US logo to the right.

  1. Transitioners – communities, and groups actively engaged in transition

For this group, we have something called an “endorsement marque”. Everything you need to know about it, and more, is contained in this crisply written set of guidelines.

It’s aimed at the following Transition Initiatives and community groups. So if you’re a community-wide initiative, taking account of peak oil and climate change and you’re striving for resilience and CO2 reductions in an inclusive manner, it doesn’t matter to us whether you’re following the transition model slavishly or irreverently, or indeed reinventing it (and sharing your great ideas). In all cases, we invite you to use the marque freely.

Incidentally, you don’t have to have “transition” in the name of your initiative eg “Low Carbon Exeter” or “Sustaining Dunbar”. However, “Zero Resilience Climatedeniersville” may raise a few eyebrows…

Stick it on your posters, on your flyers, embroider it on bath towels, stencil it onto your compost bin. The limits are set only by your imagination (and common decency).

And don’t wait to get “official” status either – use wantonly right from the get-go.

  1. Partners and allies

For this group, the endorsement marque applies. As you’d expect, you’ll need to talk to us first before you can use the marque.

  1. a) Supporters

– a somewhat woolly term…

– if you’ve given us loads of money, or a venue for a conference, or perhaps a suitcase full of hemp-based, open source, locally manufactured, eco-powered wonder gadgets and you espouse transition values, you’re eligible to use the marque if you so wish.

– please ask us first.

  1. b) Campaigners

– We’re often asked by campaigning organisations for support. We’re exceedingly picky about this, owing to our feelings that, while “campaigns against” certain negative things are essential, we’re focusing more on “working towards” positive outcomes. That said, given the times we’re facing, we feel that some campaigns need all the help they can get.

– We’ll seriously consider all serious requests – ask us here.

  1. c) Organisations

– There are some organisations with whom we collaborate extensively, and they feel very much part of the spirit of transition. If you think this applies to your organisation and you haven’t heard from us yet, please contact us.

  1. The Rest of the world

If an individual shop within a national chain of healthfood stores establishes an agreement with their local food group in the local transition initiative to supply them with local food, then should they be permitted to use the endorsement marque? Some would say yes, others no. Something worth a wide discussion…

If a national supermarket chain did that – well, realistically, who out there imagines that happening? We’ll cross that bridge when when/if we come to it.

If Tar Sands Inc. were to contact us to request permission to put the Transition Network endorsement marque on their 180-tonne dump trucks, then we’d have to start up a new category entitled “Transition greenwashers”. We don’t have a logo for them, but it would be fun designing one.

Download: the Endorsement marque materials

  • Usage Guidelines
  • eps file version – email amberponton[AT]transitionnetwork[DOT]org
  • gif file version
  • jpg file version
  • png file version
  • .ico file for that cute little mini icon () you see in the address bar of your browser – simply download from here, rename as “favicon.ico” and then upload it to the root directory on your webserver (may need to tweak some html as well).

Download: materials for Transition Network and National Transition Hubs

Everything you need to know is in the branding guidelines document.

Graphics for downloading – for these, please contact via email, with details of your intended use.