This Privacy Policy relates to personal information about you (the “Personal Data”) which is obtained by the team of the Stand With Hong Kong or by our data processor on behalf of us (the “Team”) and for which the Team is the Data Controller.

Data collected from the campaign is principally held by the Team or its processor. If you have registered to support the campaign launched by the Team, your data will only be held by the Team or its processor.

1. The Team’s Purpose

1.1 The Team's purpose and overall mission is to campaign for Hong Kong.

1.2 Our supporters help us to achieve this in a variety of ways, primarily by:

(a) Fundraising, donating money, survey and donating or purchasing goods (such as leaflets, mugs, etc) for sale in the Team shops (such as our online shop) in order to support our programme of work;

(b) Campaigning for change, through signing petitions, writing letters, and taking part in other campaigning actions;

(c) Volunteering at events; and/or

(d) Participating in any events relating to Clause 1.1.

We take active steps to make sure that our supporters are aware of the ways in which they can help us achieve our overall purpose.

2. What personal data might the Team collect about you?

2.1 We may collect the following types of personal data: your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number, bank account details to allow our payment processers to process donations, details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.

2.2 Special Categories of Personal Data. We do not collect "special categories of personal data" about our supporters (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data), unless we have your express consent. Clear notices will be provided on application forms for such events so that it is clear what information we need and why we need it.

3. How does the Team use your personal data?

3.1 We may process your personal data for a number of reasons, and the Team will only use your personal data where it has an appropriate legal basis, such as: (a) where the processing is in our own legitimate interest; (b) it is in compliance with a legal obligation; (c) it is necessary to perform a contract between us and you; and/or (d) you have consented to our use of your personal data.

3.2 Legitimate interest

We may rely on our own legitimate interest to process your personal data for the following reasons:

(a) to keep a record of donations made and actions taken by our supporters and our communications with them;

(b) to support volunteers at their events;

(c) to record campaigning actions by supporters;

(d) service administration, such as administering any donations you have made, to confirm receipt of donations (unless you have asked us not to do that), and to say thank you and provide details of how your donations might be used;

(e) in relation to correspondence you have entered into with us whether by letter, email, text, social media, message board or any other means, and to contact you about any content you provide;

(g) , for internal record keeping, so as to keep a record of your relationship with us;

(h) to use IP addresses to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use and to establish the number of visits from different countries;

(i) for market research;

(j) to analyse and improve the activities and content offered by the Team website to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience. We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes; and/or

(k) for the dissemination of relevant information to journalists.

3.3 Legal obligation

We may also need to comply with legal requests where disclosure is required by law, for example, to government bodies for tax purposes.

3.4 Contract

We may process your personal data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, such as for completion of transactions you have entered into with the Team or the activity or online content you have signed up for.

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, where you make online purchases or donations). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

3.5 Consent

We will only process your personal data for the following reasons with your consent:

(a) to send you marketing information about our projects, fundraising activities and appeals; or

(b) to invite you to participate in surveys or research about the Team or our work.

You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please see Clause 10 “What are your rights?” of this privacy policy below for instructions on how to withdraw consent.

4. Data processed outside of the UK and/or EU

Your data is only processed within the UK and/or EU. We will only process your personal data outside the UK or EU where provides the same level of protection.

5. When and why we will send you personalised marketing communications

The Team will only contact you for marketing purposes, for example to keep you up to date with our work and our campaigns, or let you know of ways in which you can support that work, where we have your consent or we are otherwise allowed to do so.

We will make it easy for you to tell us if you would like to receive marketing communications from us and hear more about our work and the ways in which you would like to receive this information (post, email, instant messages, SMS and phone). You can withdraw your consent at any time, and we will not send you marketing material if you tell us that you do not wish to receive it.

6. How and when we collect personal data about you

6.1 The Team may collect your personal data in the following circumstances:

(a) When you give it to us DIRECTLY: You may give us your personal data directly when you make a donation, sign up for one of our events or petition, purchase products from the the Team online shop, or when you communicate with us.

(b) When you give it to us INDIRECTLY: You may give us your personal data indirectly when you sign up at events such as community meetings or street stalls, or via a sponsored petition campaign on a third-party website. These independent third parties will pass your data to the Team where you have indicated that you wish to support the Team and have given your consent to the Team processing your personal data or it is a necessary part of completing a contract with you.

(c) When you access the Team's Social Media (including but not limited to Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media of the Team): We might also obtain your personal data through your use of our social media, depending on your settings or the privacy policies of these social media and messaging services. To change your settings on these services, please refer to their privacy notices, which will tell you how to do this.

(d) When we use cookies: Cookies are a useful way for us to understand how supporters use our web site. When you visit our web site we will collect data from your computer or other device such as a smart phone or tablet through the use of "cookies". Cookies are created by your web browser when you visit our website. Every time you go back to the Team website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website's server. They improve your experience of using our website, for example, by remembering your preference settings so that you are presented with information likely to be most relevant to you, and by measuring your use of the website to enable us to continuously improve our website to ensure that it meets your needs. Cookies can also be used to show you relevant the Team content on social media services such as Facebook - these are known as 'retargeting' or 'advertising' cookies.

6.2 If you visit our website as an anonymous visitor (e.g. you switch off cookies), the Team may still collect certain information from your browser, such as the IP address (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a computer or other internet device).

6.3 The Team’s website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by other organisations. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, including policies on their use of cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal data you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

7. Will the Team share your personal data with anyone else?

We will only use your personal data within the Team for the purposes for which it was obtained. the Team will not, without your consent, share or sell your personal data with any third party for their own marketing purposes, and you will not receive marketing from any other companies, charities or other organisations as a result of giving your details to us.

8. The Team's Suppliers

We may need to share your personal data with service providers who help us to deliver our projects, fundraising activities and appeals, for instance through handling responses to our emergency appeals. These "data processors" will only act under our instruction and are subject to pre-contract scrutiny and contractual obligations containing data protection clauses that protect your personal data. We do not allow these organisations to use your data for their own purposes or disclose it to other third parties without our consent and we will take all reasonable care to ensure that they keep your data secure.

9. How long will the Team keep your personal data?

9.1 We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as is necessary for the purposes described above, and in accordance with applicable laws.

9.2 Where you contribute material to us, e.g. user generated content or in response to a particular campaign, we will only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted unless otherwise stated at the point of generation.

10. What are your rights?

10.1 Where the Team relies on your consent to process your personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent please contact us via our email or address provided below.

10.2 You are entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to object to or request restriction of processing of your personal data, and to request access to, rectification, erasure and portability of your own personal data. The accuracy of your information is really important to us. We want to ensure that we are able to communicate with you in ways that you are happy with, and to provide you with information that is of interest. If you are aware of changes or inaccuracies in your personal data you should inform us of such changes so that the personal data may be updated and corrected.

10.3 You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights listed above). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.

10.4 If you wish to change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, then please contact us at

Email - You can opt out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email from the Team.

We will handle your requests as soon as practicable.

11. How the Team keeps your data safe

11.1 We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. Where possible, our online forms use industry standard encryption and our network is protected and routinely monitored.

11.2 We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your personal data is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.

11.3 We use external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf. We do comprehensive checks on these companies before we work with them, and put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements, especially regarding how they manage the personal data they collect on our behalf, or have access to. We have a robust partner monitoring framework to ensure these contractual obligations are met.

  1. How to make complaints about this policy or raise privacy concerns

12.1 If you would like more information, or have any questions about this policy, please contact our team by email at

12.2 You also have the right to make a complaint direct to the UK's data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”). The ICO can be contacted at: Concerns can be also be logged via the ICO website.

  1. Changes to the Team's Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal data to the Team. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use the the Team website to submit personal data to the Team. If material changes are made to the Privacy Policy we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the website.

This version was last updated in November 2019.

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