Sign-up for UPDATES


Privacy and usage policy

The Data Protection Act 1998 governs Anti-Slavery International's processing of your personal data. If you have any questions regarding this statement please contact:

Anti-Slavery International,
The Stableyard,
Broomgrove Road,
United Kingdom


Anti-Slavery International is registered with the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom. You can view our registration by clicking here and searching for 'Anti-Slavery International'.

1. How do we collect information?

If you support us, for example, by making a donation, registering to fundraise, campaign, become a member or by signing up to an event, we will usually collect your name and contact details. Where it is appropriate we may ask for some other information such as date of birth, your motivation or personal experience in supporting us.

2. What does providing my personal information mean?

We will use the information you provide to give you the information you asked for, to administer your donation including processing gift aid, to support your fundraising or manage your marketing preferences.

We will also communicate with you about your membership and provide you with information in accordance with Anti-Slavery International's governing documents.

We may also send you service communications, for example confirming a direct debit instruction when you have made a donation to us.

3. Fundraising privacy

This privacy policy refers solely to Anti-Slavery International fundraising activities. The policy sets out why and how we collect, store and use the information gathered on our website and through our fundraising campaigns.

We are required by law to tell you what information we keep on file and what we use it for. If you think that you may wish to object please read the information below first, especially the part which tells you what we do not do with information about you.

You have the right to contact us at any time to ask what information we hold about you or to amend or update the information we hold about you. If you do want to have a copy of the information we have on you, we are allowed to make a small charge to cover the administration costs involved in providing it.

How we use your personal information

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we have about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We hold information that is necessary for the administration of your donations and/or your direct debits. We may also wish to contact you by phone, SMS, post or email to update you on our work, special events, appeals or other activities related to Anti-Slavery International that may be of interest to you.

As a membership organisation, we also have a legal obligation to invite our members to our Annual General Meeting and inform you each year of our plans going forward.

We take the privacy of our supporters extremely seriously and all personal information we collect is held securely and safely.

We hold the following information:
  • Your name and address.
  • Your email, if you have told us. Anti-Slavery International will only email you if you have said that you would like to receive electronic communications from us in line with the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations. All emails we send you will give you the option to decline future emails.
  • Your telephone number(s), if you have told us. As well as if you have given us consent to contact you by telephone or SMS.
  • Your date of birth, if you have told us.
  • Details of any donations you make (date, amount, appeal code). We have a legal responsibility to keep track of these details.
  • Gift Aid declaration: A note of whether you pay UK income tax, again if you have told us. This is used to enable us to claim the tax you have already paid on your donations from the Inland Revenue.
  • Details of any direct debits.
  • Details of any appeals, publications etc you receive and details of any contact we have with you.
  • A note of whether you remember Anti-Slavery International in your Will, if you inform us.
Access to Anti-Slavery International’s data is secured and protected. It is restricted to a limited number of fully trained staff within the organisation.

4. Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

Anti-Slavery International will disclose this information to other organisations solely in connection with the administration and the processing of your donations, in particular online donations, payroll giving or direct debits donations. We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

The only other outside bodies who might receive some information from us would be agents such as the mailing service who pack and send out our appeals, the Reporter magazine and the annual review. On occasion we may improve the quality and accuracy of the information you have provided such as your contact details by checking against external data lists. This helps us ensure our records are fully up-to-date and to avoid mis-directing communications. These agents have a legal responsibility to use our information only for the purpose for which we supply it. They will not use it to contact you on their own behalf or on behalf of other organisations.We may also carry out analysis of the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information to create a profile of your interests, preferences and level of potential donations so we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information.

We may comply with requests where disclosure of personal information is required or permitted by law, for example to government bodies for tax purposes or law enforcement agencies for the prevention and detection of crime, subject to such bodies providing us with a relevant request in writing.

Anti-Slavery International does NOT trade names with other organisations, 'list swap' or rent out our supporters' list.

Please let us know in writing by post or by emailing, stating your full name and address, if you do not wish to be kept informed of Anti-Slavery International’s activities.

Online donations and payments

To make an online donation or payment by direct debit or payment card, you will be directed to a payment gateway. Payment gateways use security features and encryption to ensure your data remains safe.

We offer the use of PayPal for online donations and Rapidata for online direct debits. Further information about the collection and use of the data will be provided on the relevant payment gateway for you.

5. Do we use Cookies?

A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer browser from a website's computer and is stored on your hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.

Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our website's features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

During the course of any visit to, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Many websites do this, because cookies enable website publishers to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit. You can turn your cookies off by setting them in your browser's options.

6. How can I avoid receiving unwanted communications from Anti-Slavery International and other organisations?

Anti-Slavery International does NOT trade names with other organisations, 'list swap' or rent out our supporters' list.

If you do not wish to receive further communications of a particular type or no longer wish Anti-Slavery International to contact you at all please tell us. We will always respect your wishes.

We recommend you keep an eye out for tick boxes on online and offline donation forms from us or other charities, to opt in or out of various communication types.

To avoid receiving unwanted communications from other organisations, beware of the small print in other organisations lifestyle surveys and ensure you opt out if you do not want to be contacted by 3rd parties. If necessary, sign up to appropriate preference services (including the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Mailing Preference Service (MPS)

7. Can I have access to my information?

You may request a copy of any personal information that Anti-Slavery International has about you (for which we may charge a small administration fee) by contacting us at the address above.

Should your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by contacting us at the address given above.

Notification of change of Privacy and Usage Policy
We reserve the right to amend this statement. Should this happen, we will post a notice of the change on the website, and you will be deemed to have accepted the changes.

If you have any further questions, or if you would like to ensure the accuracy of any of the information you may have volunteered, please contact us on 020 7501 8920 or email:


Campaign with usDonate to  Anti-Slavery


bonded labour in India

Bonded labour is probably the least known but widest used form of slavery today
©Pete Pattisson /


children in school in Haiti

Former Restaveks, child domestic servants, at a summer camp organised as rehabilitation by Foyer Maurice Sixto
©Pete Pattisson /