Privacy Notice

We are committed to protecting your privacy. In this notice, you can read about the information Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Amnesty International Group collect from you and how, and why,  we use it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the link above. We may update this policy from time to time. The latest version will always be published on this page.

Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Amnesty International Group is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They can be found at We would be grateful if you would contact us in the first instance if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing via the “contact us” link above.

E-mail Policy

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and we will not provide your personal information to any third party individual, government agency, or company at any time unless compelled to do so by law.
We will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information about Amnesty International Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Group.  This has been the case ever since we started an electronic newsletter. We have always made that clear when anyone has signed up for our newsletter. We have always used a third-party service provider (currently Mailchimp – see below – previously AWeber) with a “double opt in” and an “unsubscribe” option on every communication sent.

Amnesty International Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Group will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with the Data Protection Act and (from May 2018) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

CAN-SPAM Compliance

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mail sent from our organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us.


We use a third-party service provider, Mailchimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC), to process and store your data. They manage our email newsletter list and send emails (our newsletter) to our subscribers. Neither us nor Mailchimp will not share your personal information with, nor sell it to, any other third-party unless the law requires us to. If you contact Mailchimp directly regarding your subscription to our newsletter, Mailchimp may contact you directly; otherwise, Mailchimp will never contact you. Only authorized Mailchimp employees have access to our subscriber list.  Please read their privacy policy. You are always free to unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.


Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from us at anytime. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail or contacting us directly.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us using the link above

Google Analytics

Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Amnesty International Group uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of this website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Other Collection of Personal Information

When visiting our website, the IP address used to access our website may be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer our website, track users movement, and gather broad demographic information for internal use such as statistical assessments and website improvement. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Other information may be collected as well, which is rather typical of most websites. For instance, the source that referred you to our website is generally known. Likewise, your duration on our website, and your destination when you leave our website can also be tracked. Other common data collected includes the type of operating system the computer you are using to access our website has. Similarly, the type of web browser is often noted. Again, this is common data collection, and helps ultimately produce a better end-user experience.

At times, you will be fully aware of information received, as you are the direct source providing it. For instance, you may comment on a blog post, reply to an email (whether broadcast message or autoresponder), provide an email address, complete a survey or quiz, etc.

What Data We Collect About You

Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data. Obviously we collect “Identity Data” – your first name, last name, email address – when your sign up for a newsletter, as indicated above. Apart from newsletter sign ups we have no other mechanism for collecting this data (at events people are directed to this website to sign up themselves).

Technical Data may include your  internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site. D9 Hosting, who host our website, collect such data but this data does not reveal your identity and as such in itself is not personal data.  In theory, it helps us work out the percentage of website users visiting a specific page and which country they come from. But as the majority of “visits” are from bots (internet robots), its somewhat academic and unhelpful.

While we’re at it, this is D9’s privacy policy.


If someone is identifiable in a photograph or video, that is also Personal Data.  At events we have sometimes taken photographs of members of the public taking part in actions in a variety of ways – such as signing cards or posing with a “selfie” frame. We have never, and never will, take photographs without the consent of those in them. Whilst we have not historically taken written consent, we have felt that by posing for a photograph consent is implied. We have always taken photographs within or adjacent to a stall, when it is clear that we are promoting the work of Amnesty International – and/or the photographer is wearing a distinctive Amnesty International tabard.

We do not propose to remove photographs from this website in view of the change to GDPR regulations. However, please let us know if there is a photograph on our site that is identifiable as you, that you wish us to remove. Likewise any photographs we have used from third parties where you think we have infringed copyright – we always try to ensure this is not the case and act in good faith.

However, if you are a government official, or other dignitary, and a photograph is used as part of an action that discredits or otherwise embarrasses you, please consider that action highlighted. Amnesty International is focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. So please release the prisoners of conscience you are holding, stop torturing and otherwises mend your ways. Then we will remove your photograph…

External Links Policy

The Amnesty International Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Group web site may contain links to many other websites. The privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.  We cannot guarantee the accuracy of information found at any linked site. Links to or from external web sites sites not owned or controlled by Amnesty International Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Group does not constitute an endorsement by Amnesty International Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Group or any of its members.

Comments Policy

You grant Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Amnesty International Group a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant us the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation. As hardly anyone ever comments, this is perhaps wishful thinking!

You may disagree with us. We welcome debate. However, we ask that if you disagree with us—or anyone else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respectful.

Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch Amnesty International Group reserves the right to delete your comments. This is our blog. We don’t have an obligation to publish your comments.

You retain ownership of your comments. We do not own them and we expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on our site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve us from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

In short, our goal is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. We believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.

Your Legal Rights

You have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:

• Request access to your personal data.

• Request correction of your personal data.

• Request erasure of your personal data.

• Object to processing of your personal data.

• Request restriction of processing your personal data.

• Request transfer of your personal data.

• Right to withdraw consent.

These rights are explained in detail here:

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email via the link above.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights).

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within 30 days. On occasion it may take us longer if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests.


If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, please contact us on the link above.