Who we are

References to ‘we’ or ‘us’ are to the Centre for Thriving Places Registered Company No. 07188984, Registered Charity No. 1143037. Our registered offices are ℅ Godfrey Wilson Ltd, Mariner House, 62 Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QD.

This website is provided by Centre for Thriving Places. By using this website you agree to be legally bound by these terms of use. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms of use you may not use this website. These terms and conditions apply to www.centreforthrivingplaces.org, www.happinesspulse.org and www.thrivingplacesindex.org all of which are operated by Centre for Thriving Places. 

We may update and revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice. You are responsible for reviewing these terms on each occasion that you revisit our site and if you continue to use our site after changes are made you are deemed to have accepted them. 

Service availability

We endeavour to make this website available at all times, but we cannot be liable if, for any reason, the website is unavailable for any period of time.


This website contains data and information, which are protected by trademark and/or copyright laws. No part of this website may be published, distributed, extracted, re-utilised, or reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means and whether or not transiently or incidentally to some other use of this publication) except in accordance with separately agreed permissions or as permitted by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 or the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997, as applicable. We reserve the right at any time at our discretion to withdraw or modify the licences we grant for use of our content.

In the Happiness Pulse survey we use the seven questions from the (Short) Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (SWEMWBS), designed by NHS Scotland, the University of Warwick and the University of Edinburgh. The following copyright statement applies to our usage of their questions:

Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) Copyright NHS Scotland, University of Warwick and University of Edinburgh, 2006, all rights reserved.

Accuracy and liability

We endeavour to keep the information on – or available via – this website up to date, correct, not misleading and secure.

We do not accept any liability for the accuracy, completeness or suitability for a particular purpose of any content published or made available on or by means of our website, unless liability cannot be restricted by any applicable law.  We will not be liable for any damages arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this website or another website linked to or from our website or any material contained therein, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this website.  We shall not be liable for any damage which may result from the download, installation, storage or use of software or consent from our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may offer links to other websites thereby enabling you to leave our website and go directly to linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link in a linked website. We are not responsible for any transmission received from any linked website. Such links are provided to assist users of this website and the inclusion of a link does not imply that we endorse or have approved the linked website.

Please note that the terms of use and privacy policy of linked websites may differ from the terms of use and privacy policy of our website.  We encourage users to be aware of this when they leave or website, and to read the terms and use and the privacy policy of uch third party websites.

Governing law and jurisdiction

Your use of this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising out of use of this website shall be referred to the English courts.

Privacy when using our site

Centre for Thriving Places is dedicated to protecting your personal data and using it lawfully.  Please read our privacy notice here.

When you visit www.centreforthrivingplaces.org, www.thrivingplacesindex.org or www.happinesspulse.org we’ll collect data about how you are using the website using Google Analytics. This data is anonymous and can’t be used to identify you personally. It gives us a high level overview of people who are using the website as a whole and helps us to spot problems with the site or improve its functionality. 

The data we collect might include what pages you have looked at and how long you spent on them, what parts of the site you clicked on and when you closed your web browser. We also collect data about the device you are using to access the site, including things like your IP address, your internet service provider and operating system, and the browser you are using. Your IP address will normally let us infer your geographic location e.g. which city or county you are in.

Our website uses cookies, some of which are essential to the functioning of the website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. 

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information 
  • Collect any sensitive information 
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

To provide additional functionality on the website we use some cookies created by third parties. They are:

Google Analytics. This gives us statistical information about the website as a whole.

Twitter. The twitter cookie allows you to share directly to twitter from the website.

Facebook The Facebook cookie allows you to share directly to Facebook. 

LinkedIn The LinkedIn cookie allows you to share directly to LinkedIn. 

YouTube. This helps us to embed videos on our site.