Privacy statement

The UK Centre for Animal Law (A-law) is a registered charity.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use our website or otherwise send us information about yourself.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you join, subscribe or register to receive one of our publications or place an order for services, including training courses or other materials.  This information may include your name, postal address, email address and phone number. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback and participate in our work.

We may collect information relating to how you use emails we send to you, including when they are opened and whether you clicked any links within them. We may also collect information about the email client and web browser you use.


Website usage information is collected using cookies.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information please our cookie policy.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to process your subscription or membership and, if you agree, to email or post material to you about other services or information we think may be of interest to you.

We may share your information with other members of the group, limited to trustees and standing members of our volunteer team who undertake executive functions for the smooth running of the organisation.

If you have completed one of our volunteer forms, the information contained therein may be shared with our volunteer team and administrator for the purposes of administering the volunteer scheme.  We also pass on your details to our publication editors, who may contact you about writing for one of our A-law publications.


We would like to send you information about products and services of ours and other information which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email [email protected] or click the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any email campaign we send to you.

We will not share your information with any other companies or other organisations for their marketing purposes.

How we protect your privacy and steps we take to keep your information safe

We will not pass on your information to other organisations, except as required by law or for the processing of your membership or the services you have requested from us.

We use Mailchimp to manage our membership and subscriber database. Mailchimp has staff based outside the European Economic Area and stores your data in the US. Mailchimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. For more information, view Mailchimp’s privacy policy.

We limited the access of information within our organisation to trustees and volunteers who have a standing role undertaking executive functions and then only as necessary for the functioning of this role.

We take your privacy seriously and operate a data protection policy, which includes a description of the measures we take for cyber-security, retention of data and information processing.

Access to your information, correction and removal

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the below address. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee if a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or if further copies of data are requested  after we have complied with your initial request.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

You have a right to request removal of your personal information from our records if it is no longer necessary for us to retain your information for the purpose it was originally collected e.g. your membership has lapsed. You have a right to request removal if you withdraw your consent or otherwise object to our holding and processing of your data in line with the terms laid out Article 17 of the GDPR. Requests for removal should be made to the below address.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was created on 13 May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you by email at [email protected]

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