Last updated: May 2018

This website (www.article36.org) is operated by Article 36 and hosted in the United States.

Protecting your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy sets out how your personal data and details are collected and used when visiting this website, so that you can make an informed choice about using it.

This Privacy Policy is based on the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 1998 (the ‘Act’) and Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and guidance provided by the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office. 

Article 36 will hold your personal data securely in accordance with the Act and GDPR. We do our best to protect your privacy by using security technology appropriately: we make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information and we make sure that when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures.

Collection and Use of Personal Data

Any personal data that you give us will be treated with the utmost care and security. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as it is still used for the purpose stated when originally requested.

Should you request that we amend or suppress records containing your personal data, we will endeavour to do so as promptly as practical. However, you may receive communications for a transitional period while we process your records.

The Act gives you the right to see the personal information that Article 36 holds on you. Please direct inquiries to info[at]article36.org. 

Revisions to Policy

This Privacy Policy is valid as of the date at the top of the policy. Article 36 reserves the right to modify it at any time. Please consult this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies – small text files that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (‘long-term cookies’) or temporarily to your computer’s Random Access Memory (‘session cookies’).

We use cookies for the following purposes: (1) to compile statistical data on the use of the website and its functioning, so that we can monitor and improve it; (2) to facilitate users’ ability to navigate through the website; (3) to allow us to share webpages via social media platforms.

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. 

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

By using this website, you consent to the use of the following cookies and use of data they provide:

Cookie Purpose / More information
Cookie Agreement (Cookies Directive) Created when the ‘Continue’ button is clicked in the cookies notice at the top of the page. Hides cookies notice on future visits.
Google Analytics Collects standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form, including your IP address, the website you last visited, the browser you are using, date and time.

This information may be transmitted and stored by Google on servers outside the UK or Switzerland, including servers in the United States, and is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy.

Google provides a browser plug-in which allows you to opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites.

YouTube We sometimes embed videos from YouTube. YouTube’s use of cookies is governed by Google’s Privacy Policy.
Start an application This cookie allows applicants to retrieve all the information provided in the application form if they do not complete their application form in one go.
Facebook, Twitter and Google + There are social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social networks in various ways. By using the Facebook ‘follow’ or ‘like’ buttons, Twitter ‘follow’ or ‘tweet’ buttons, and Google+ buttons, information on visitors to the website is being tracked. That information is controlled and stored by the respective social media platforms. For more information, please read the privacy policies of FacebookTwitter and Google.

Collection and Use of Personal Details

You can visit most pages of this website without stating who you are and without revealing any personal information.

Personal details are not stored or captured without your prior knowledge and consent. Where your personal details are captured (e.g. through web-based forms for online applications, contact forms, registration for events, requests or subscription to our newsletter), you are informed as to what personal information is being collected, who will use it, and for what purpose(s). If you register for an event we organize with a partner, personal information collected through an INEW website-based form might be transmitted to that partner for logistical purposes only. In this case, you will be informed when filling out the form as to what personal information is being transmitted and to whom.

Article 36 does not distribute, sell or rent personal details captured through the website to anyone. As a general rule, Article 36 does not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission or where required by UK law.

Log files

Continuous logs are kept of requests received by this website’s web servers as it is accessed. These logs are used to analyse usage of this website.

Each log entry includes the internet protocol (IP) address of the client used (typically, though not necessarily, the IP address of the personal computer (PC) used), the type of client used (typically, though not necessarily, the type and version of web browser used), the URL of the page (or object) requested, the URL of the previous page (or object) requested (known as the ‘referrer’ and could relate to this website or another), and the reference number stored in a cookie created by this website (if one exists).

External Websites

This website contains hypertext links to sites not operated by Article 36. Article 36 is not responsible for the content or privacy policies or practices of external websites.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or require any clarifications, please email info[at]article36.org.