Birthrights has made a notification to the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom under the Data Protection Act 1998. Birthrights’ processing and retention of personal information is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998.

As a non-profit human rights organisation Birthrights is committed to protecting and promoting individual privacy.

What kind of information do we collect?

The type and amount of information we collect depends on how you use the website.

We collect two types of information:

– anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors

– personal data that visitors voluntarily submit so that we can provide you with a service

Anonymous Data

You can access all pages on the website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. We collect some information when you visit our website but this does not allow us to identify you personally. The information we collect includes the browsers visitors use, what time they visit and which pages are most viewed. This enables us evaluate the website and work to improve it. We do not link any of this anonymous data with any personal data that you may provide to us.

Personal Data

We only collect information from which you can be personally identified (name, address, email etc) when you participate in the following activities through our website:

– making a donation to support Birthrights
– contacting us to seek information or advice
– signing up to a campaigning petition or statement
– subscribing to an email list to receive more information about our work
Your personal data will be kept by Birthrights in a secure environment, and will only be used in relation to your membership, donation, order, request for advice or information or support for a particular campaign action.

We do not disclose your personal data to anyone outside Birthrights except:

– where we have your permission (where you sign one of our petitions we will take this as consent to your support for the petition being made public);
– to other organisations who provide a service to us or you; or
– where we are required to do so by law

Note about Servers

Birthrights reminds visitors that most Internet Service Providers maintain records of all URLs visited by their customers. Visitors should contact their ISP for more information.

Change of Policy

We may amend this privacy statement from time to time. If we do, we will post a notice of the change on the website.