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The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest is committed to ensuring the privacy of all its users. We have long campaigned for the right to privacy and against government surveillance and intrusion. This policy represents our commitment as an organization to your right to privacy by providing you with a clear explanation of how we use your information and your rights over it.

This policy applies to all online systems offered by The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest to the public, through our website and other websites we manage.

References to «we,» «us,» «us,» and «our» refer to The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest.

The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest is the registered data controller for the data referred to in the policy. Our full details can be found at the end of this policy and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy. This policy was last updated on [1] June 2023 and is reviewed every 12 months.

What information do we collect and how?

The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use our websites. You can access most pages on our websites without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.

Our web servers use cookies and collect anonymous logs during users’ visits to our websites, which provide valuable information for future improvements. For more information, please see the page dedicated to cookies.

In some circumstances, your information may be shared with us by third parties, but only when you have specifically consented to this. For example, if you sign up for a human rights education course with our third-party provider, or if you express an interest in joining The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest or one of its campaigns through Facebook, Facebook will share information such as your name and email address with us.

– We collect personal information in the following ways:

– When you sign up for online actions or express interest in joining us as an international member.

– When you make a donation to us

– When you sign up for our human rights education courses

– When you participate in other online campaigns or activities.

– When you apply for a job or volunteer opportunity with us.

If you choose to provide it, we may collect the following types of personal information about you:

– Name

– Your age

– Your address

– E-mail address

– Your phone number

– Credit card information

Information provided for the purpose of applying for a job or volunteer opportunity, including: gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, and criminal convictions.

How do we use the information we collect?

We use your personal information collected through our websites for the following purposes:

– To take action by email or collect requests.

– To inform you of our campaigns and activities

– To ask you to make a donation or participate in our campaigns.

– To follow up on your expression of interest in joining our campaign.

– To manage your membership in our campaign

– To process the donations you send us

– To manage and process your applications for employment or volunteer opportunities with us.

– To track the diversity of applicants for employment or volunteer opportunities.

– To share your information with other organizations or trusted third parties (more information below).

– To improve our websites

– To comply with legal obligations.

– Legal basis for processing

Data protection law requires that we have a legal justification for processing your personal data. Depending on the type of data and type of processing, we use the following:


We need your consent to send you our communications, for example, to send you emails with updates about our work and our campaigns and to ask you for donations. We will only process your data in this way if you give your consent. If you apply for a job with us and provide us with sensitive personal information (such as details of your race, ethnicity or gender), we will only process that information with your consent.

Legitimate Interest

We sometimes share your personal data with other parts of The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest’s global movement (see below). This is done to fulfill our legitimate interest in promoting our organization as effectively as possible and to enable our message to reach people who may be interested in human rights.


To fulfill a contractual obligation

If you make a donation to us or express an interest in joining our movement, we will process the personal data you have provided to us in order to process that donation or to process your membership application.

Legal obligation

We will process your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligations imposed on us, such as for the prevention of fraud or money laundering. We will also process your personal data if we are legally required to do so by a judicial authority or court.


For example, if you apply for a job or volunteer with us, the processing of certain information is necessary for employment purposes.


We take appropriate security measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date. We also ensure that we have secure systems in place to process payments through our payment service provider. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is never completely secure, so while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our websites.

Third Party Websites

On our website we sometimes link to third-party websites or applications. This policy does not apply to such websites or applications hosted or managed by other organizations. This includes websites or applications of Amnesty International Sections or related organizations or third party sites. These other sites may have their own privacy policies that apply to them.

Sharing of your personal information

We will only share your personal information in the following circumstances:

Sharing with other parts of the global movement of The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest

Hosting and Data Processing

Our websites are hosted by third party service providers and therefore any personal data you submit through them may be processed by that third party service provider. This includes your IP address and other personal data that you choose to provide (for example, if you sign a petition).

We also use third parties to process your personal data, for example in the following areas

To process all online expressions of interest to join The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest or take action and to handle all related communications to process online payments

To process all information associated with job applications or volunteer opportunities and related recruitment processes.

All third party service providers process your personal data solely on behalf of The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest and are subject to contractual terms that comply with data protection law.

We participate in Facebook’s Custom Audiences and Lookalike Audiences programs which, depending on your privacy settings with Facebook, allow us to display our content to our current or potential supporters on Facebook. We provide personal information, such as your email address, to Facebook, which securely encrypts it. Facebook then deletes that personal information if it does not match a Facebook account or once they confirm that you have an account.

Payment processing and fraud

When submitted, your card details may be disclosed to relevant banks or financial institutions to arrange payments. In case of suspected fraudulent transaction, your data may be disclosed for the sole purpose of additional checks (e.g. to a credit verification agency).

Other exchanges

We may also share your personal information with your permission, or if we are legally obliged to disclose your information in circumstances where this cannot be reasonably resisted.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of text-only information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie typically contains 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.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies, you can set your Internet browser to do so – click on the following link for more information:

For more detailed information about cookies and how they are used by The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest, please see our Use of Cookies document.

Children under 18 years of age

If you are under the age of 18 and would like to participate in the work of The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest, please make sure you have your parent’s or guardian’s permission before providing us with personal information.

Data retention period

We only keep your personal information in our systems for as long as necessary for the purposes stated above. We delete personal data from our systems when it is no longer needed, in accordance with our guidelines on how long important information should remain accessible for future use or reference, as well as when and how data can be destroyed when it is no longer needed.

The length of time each category of data is retained will vary depending on how long we need to process it, why it was collected, and legal requirements. After this time, the data will either be deleted or kept in a secure anonymized registry for research and analysis purposes.

Access to and rights over your personal data

The personal data we hold about you is yours. You have the following rights over your information:

Be informed of how your data is processed.

Access your data

Rectify any data that is inaccurate.

Ask us to delete your data

To limit at any time the processing of your data (which includes contacting you by email). All our email communications will contain an unsubscribe link.

Object to the storage of your data.

Transfer your data

Recruitment Privacy Statement

The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest is committed to treating personal information collected as part of the recruitment process responsibly.

The information you provide in connection with your application will only be used internally by The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest in connection with the recruitment and selection processes and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except as required by law and except to our service provider (see our general statement for details).

Sensitive personal data relating to gender, age, sexual orientation, religion and faith, family responsibilities, disability, ethnicity and region of origin will be anonymized and used only for cultural diversity and equal opportunity monitoring purposes. Unsuccessful applications will be retained for a period of three years after the conclusion of the selection process. We will also ask you to confirm that you agree with the process through our declaration, printed below:


I confirm that the information provided in my application is true and complete. I agree that any deliberate omission, falsification or misrepresentation on the application form will be grounds for rejection of this application or subsequent dismissal if hired by the organization. Where applicable, I consent that the organization may request clarification of the professional registration data. I consent to The Project for Protection against Arbitrary Arrest processing my personal information under the privacy terms set forth above.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, you may contact us in the following ways:

By postal mail:

Protection from Arbitrary Detention Project.
By e-mail:


If you would like to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data, please contact us at the above address and give us the details of your complaint. We aim to respond to all complaints within 14 working days.