Political Animal Lobby Privacy Policy

Political Animal Lobby has created this Policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to preserving your privacy and safeguarding any personal details you provide to us via our website or by other means. This Policy explains how we collect and use your information.

By using our website or providing us with your personal information you are agreeing to this Policy. We may update this Policy at any time without notice to you, so please check it regularly.

When will I need to provide my details?

We may collect personal information (for example your name, your address, your e-mail address, or your telephone number) from you when you:

  • Make a donation to us,
  • Register your support;
  • Become a supporter;
  • Sign-on to our Petition campaigns;
  • Respond to our mailings, raffles and competitions;
  • Volunteer for us; or
  • Contact us or become involved with us in another way.

We may also collect information from the public domain, either directly or from third parties. Except where permitted by law, we will never collect sensitive personal data about you without your consent.

Why do you need my details and how do you use them?

There are different reasons why we might need your personal details – the main ones are to process your donation, thank you for your donation, and to send you information/respond to queries that you have requested from us.

We may also use your details to get in contact with you by post, telephone or e-mail, to keep you up to date on the work we do and the ways in which you can get involved and help us in our efforts to raise vital funds.

We also use IP addresses to help us analyse trends, administer the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

When dealing with your personal information we will at all times comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), and any other applicable legislation.

Do you pass my details to any other organisations or individuals?

We will never sell or share your personal data with other organisations.

We may allow our staff, consultants, or other providers acting on our behalf to access and use your personal information for the purposes which you have provided it to us. If we do this, we will not give those individuals/organisations any rights to use your personal information (or to contact you) except in accordance with our instructions and in accordance with this Policy.
We may share or disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by any law or court order.

Political Animal Lobby has two sister organizations: Network for Animal and Network for Animals Charitable Trust. The organizations all work to save and improve the lives of animals. From time to time information is shared between and among the organizations.

How do you keep my information secure?

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We may send communications to you by email. E-mail is not a fully secure means of communication, and whilst we try to keep our systems and communications protected we cannot guarantee this.

We make no representations about any other websites, and when you access any other website through a link on our website (including social media sites) you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over that website or the way your personal information is collected through those websites. Those websites may have their own privacy policies and we encourage you to look at those policies or contact the website operators directly to understand how your personal information is used.

Where is my information stored?

Although this is not currently the case and is not anticipated to become so the data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

How do you use cookies on this website?

For information on how cookies are used on this website, please see our Cookie Policy.

What if I don’t want you to use my details anymore?

If you have provided us with your details, but decide at a later date that you no longer want to receive information from us, or if you wish to update us that your contact details have changed, simply let us know by sending an email to Sue@networkforanimals.org or calling (020) 8471 7666 or writing to the following address: 9 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4DJ.

Instructions for unsubscribing from e-mails will also be included in each e-mail communication we send.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These are only used to improve how a website works.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies help the website function better for you by, for example, personalising areas of the website for you once you are a return visitor.

The specific cookies we use on the website include:

  • Google analytics.  This is a common performance cookie that many websites use. It allows us to collect anonymous information about how you and other users use the website and helps us to improve the website.
  • ASP.NET_SessionID.  This temporary session cookie is essential for the normal operation of the Network for Animals website
  • EU.  To record that you have seen, and selected the ‘HIDE’ link, on the EU cookie banner displayed on our website
  • SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE.  To enable our website to deliver personalised content to visitors
  • SC_ANALYTICS_SESSION_COOKIE.  To enable our website to deliver personalised content to visitors

Website cookie acceptance

By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

We have a visible banner on our website to remind users that by using the website they consent to our use of cookies.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this Policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies.  This may impair your ability to use our website.

We may update our cookies from time to time and this Policy, so please check this Policy regularly.

For more information about the cookies this website uses, please contact Network for Animals at (address, telephone, email address)

More general information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.