Service Policies of Our Mailing List

The PUPOL Network uses Jiscmail to send newsletter and information to its members.

In this page, we collect some important details on how this service works, how we use it and how we treat subscribers’ data.


JISCMAIL (mailing list)
By using Jiscmail, the PUPOL Network accepts and respects their conditions.
Jiscmail services policies, updated to align with the GDPR, can be read here.


The PUPOL mailing list has the purpose of informing subscribers about PUPOL upcoming events (e.g. conferences and meetings) and other relevant news on public and political leadership studies (e.g. call for papers, recent publications, job listings, funding opportunities, etc.).
The mailing list is not used for marketing purposes and hence it does not and cannot involve the selling of any product or service.
Messages using the mailing list are (and can be) sent by two different type of senders:

  1. PUPOL Team: these are official communications about the activities of the network or about information that the board and/or the organizing team found useful for all subscribers/members of PUPOL.
    Email frequency: the newsletter is sent twice a year while other important communications are sent immediately to ensure a prompt share of information.
  2. PUPOL members/subscribers: anyone who is subscribed to the mailing list can use it to send messages and share information that he/she finds relevant for the whole PUPOL network.
    Email frequency: there is not a fixed email frequency. We encourage members to use the mailing list but, in line with the purposes of this service and Jiscmail policies, we invite to use common sense and reasonable behaviour when sending messages.
    The PUPOL team nor Jiscmail is responsible for the contents sent by members but, in case of misbehaviour, the PUPOL team will act to limit the damages caused by the improper message, to safeguard the subscribers/members.

Anyway, in both cases, this is meant to be a low-frequency mailing list.


The default Jiscmail Privacy Notice reads:

By using the PUPOL your personal data (email address, name) may be used by the list owner to manage your membership, support you in using this mailing list, to identify problems or to make the mailing list better.
If you post messages to this mailing list, be aware that any personal data you share within your email (email address, name and signature information) may be visible to others. To check who else may view your message and personal data, check the mailing list archive privacy setting, which is displayed at
Your email address will continue to be subscribed to the mailing list until you ask the list owner, or JiscMail Helpline to remove your details. Any email messages you post to the mailing list will remain in the mailing list web-accessible archives, until you ask the list owner, or JiscMail helpline to remove these details.

This notice can be read in the confirmation email that subscribers receives when they first subscribed to the PUPOL mailing list.
If we change something in the above privacy notice, we will communicate the changes to all subscribers.

The subscription to the mailing list is voluntary and free. Anyone can subscribe by following this link:

If subscribers/members are no longer interested in receiving communications by PUPOL, they can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time and for any reasons by simply following this link: Alternatively, they can ask the JiscMail helpline or the list owner via PUPOL-request@JISCMAIL.AC.UK.

For both subscriptions and unsubscriptions, members need to insert their name and email address and then click the subscribe or unsubscribe button.

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