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Respect My rights

Privacy Policy

The RespectMyRights website ("Website"), including all information and materials contained on it, is managed by the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, a not for profit company registered in England and Wales in the name Amnesty International Limited, referred to in this policy collectively as “Amnesty International.

To contact us, please go to The terms and conditions set out below (the "Privacy Policy") apply in conjunction with the Community Guidelines which cover interaction between users on the Website.


Amnesty International is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. This Privacy Policy governs all pages on the Website. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations, including the websites of Amnesty International sections or related organisations or third party sites. The Website may be linked to the websites of such other parties, but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them

By using the Website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Amnesty International may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time and, if such changes are made, we may place notices on the Website so that you can be aware of them.  Your continued use of the Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

What types of information do we collect and store?

The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the Website. You can access most of the pages on the Website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.  Our web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the Website.  This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example about when the Website is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to the Website, the type of web browsers visitors use and which pages are viewed.  These statistics help us understand how the Website is used and provide us with valuable information for improving it in the future.

We do not collect personal information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on the Website unless you choose to provide it. (for example, where you subscribe to our email updates or register to be able to submit content to the Community).

How do we use information collected?

Personal information which you choose to provide will be retained by Amnesty International and its service providers in a secure environment, will be kept confidential, and will only be used in connection with the purposes for which it is submitted, or as otherwise explained on the Website or as necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations.

Sharing of your personal information

1.       Sharing with other Amnesty International entities; in addition to Amnesty International Limited, there are a number of separate Amnesty International organisations operating around the world who are authorised to carry our work. We may share your personal information with the Amnesty International organisation in your local country, who may then use your personal information in connection with its activities

2.       Hosting and processing: the Website is hosted by a third party service provider and therefore any personal details you submit through the Website may be processed by that third party service provider. We may also use other third parties to process your personal details.  For example, such third parties may process your personal information to action expressions of interest to join Amnesty International, process donations to Amnesty International on our behalf or process and forward mailing information for users who choose to subscribe to our email updates.  All of these third party services providers will process your personal information only on Amnesty International's behalf and will be bound by strict confidentiality conditions. The disclosure of your personal information discussed above may involve transfer of that information outside the UK and European Union. 

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the Internet domain from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Amnesty International uses cookies and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet). We use analysis software to look at IP addresses and cookies for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you and the log files are regularly purged.

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. To prevent the download of cookies, or otherwise control how cookies are used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software or go to:

Access to your personal information

You may have rights of access to personal information that we hold about you, to correct that information or, in some circumstances, to object to our processing of your information, under data privacy law. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact us [email protected]