Privacy policy

Privacy and Cookies Policy

Last updated: 22 January 2018


A. Introduction

ClientEarth is a charitable organization that is dedicated to work on protecting the environment through advocacy, litigation and science. ClientEarth relies on the support of people like you to make sure that strong laws are enforced to protect our environment, now and in the future. In order to achieve the best engagement with our supportive audience, such as yourself, we sometimes need to collect personal information about you.

At ClientEarth we take protecting your personal information when using our websites very seriously and we are committed to take all reasonable steps to ensure your information is safe. This Privacy and Cookies Policy relates to our use of any personal information we may collect from you while you are using any pages of our websites;;; and

i. Content of this Privacy and Cookies Policy

This Privacy and Cookies Policy explains the following:

  • what information ClientEarth may collect about you;
  • how ClientEarth will use information we collect about you;
  • when ClientEarth may use your details to contact you;
  • whether ClientEarth will disclose your details to anyone else;
  • your choices regarding personal information you provide to us;
  • the use of cookies on ClientEarth’s websites and how you can reject cookies.

ii. Changes to this Privacy and Cookies Policy

We may update this Privacy and Cookies Policy from time to time without notification to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. We will always update the date of the latest revision of our Privacy and Cookies Policy on the top of this webpage. We encourage you to check whether we have recently made any changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy. Any changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy will become effective immediately, when we post the revised Privacy and Cookies Policy on our website.


iii. Your Consent to this Privacy and Cookies Policy

By using our website(s) you are indicating that you consent to our use of your personal information as described in this Privacy and Cookies Policy (as revised from time to time).

B. Data Collection and Use of Collected Data

i. What information may ClientEarth collect about you and how does ClientEarth collect information about you?

When you participate in, or access any of ClientEarth’s activities and services, such as visiting our website, make a donation to us, subscribe to our newsletters, participate in our petition campaigns, we may receive personal information about you. This information can consist of data points as submitted by you with our online services (e.g. on our websites), such as your name, email address, postcode and – if you make a donation – your Gift Aid status.

ii. Payment information

Online donations to ClientEarth are processed by specialist third party service providers, who are under contract with ClientEarth and who are acting on ClientEarth’s behalf. When a payment is processed by our service provider acting on ClientEarth’s behalf, payment information is collected by the specialist third party service provider over a secure link and protected by industry standard software. ClientEarth itself does not collect any payment information (such as payment card details) and such payment information submitted by you when making a donation is not made available to ClientEarth. Our specialist third party payment service providers will use the information you provide to process your donation.

iii. How will ClientEarth use the information it collects about you?

ClientEarth will use the information it collects about you to provide updates to you about the activities of our organisation by way of newsletter emails and to execute the delivery of the campaigns (e.g. petitions) in which you have indicated to us you would like to participate.

ClientEarth may contact you:

  • in relation to any service or activity you have signed up for; e.g. ClientEarth will send you its newsletter per your request. Such newsletters may occasionally include requests for donations;
  • in relation to any correspondence we receive from you;
  • for marketing purposes, where we believe you have consented for us to do so. If you receive anything from ClientEarth you have not requested, please do let us know. In every email we send to you there will also be a link with instructions how to unsubscribe.

Generally, ClientEarth will only use your personal information within ClientEarth. Sometimes ClientEarth uses third party services to process your personal information (such as your email address and subscription preferences) and to deliver the service you have requested from ClientEarth on ClientEarth’s behalf; for example for the delivery of newsletters, which you have requested to receive. ClientEarth requires these third parties to comply strictly with ClientEarth’s instructions and ClientEarth requires that these third parties do not use your personal information for their own business purposes. Please note that ClientEarth may need to transfer your personal information to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) to allow these third parties to perform services on ClientEarth’s behalf. Where we engage these third parties, which process and store personal data outside of the EEA, we always endeavour to ensure that the processing of your personal information is in compliance with the applicable laws.

C. Data Security

ClientEarth uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard personal information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use or modification. While we strive to protect your personal information, you will understand that we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us over the internet. Therefore, please do not submit personal information to us online unless you accept the security risks of doing so.

D. Data Retention

ClientEarth is storing your personal information for as long as ClientEarth deems it necessary to provide services to you per your request.

E. Your Choices regarding Your Personal Information Collected by ClientEarth

If you would like to access, review, correct, update or have your personal information deleted from our records, please contact ClientEarth via the contact details sub G. Contact Us below. Once your identity is confirmed, ClientEarth will deal with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. You can also always update your personal information yourself or unsubscribe from our newsletters using this link.

F. Cookies Policy

i. What are Cookies?

Cookies are pieces of information that a website places on your device when you visit a website. Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visition (session cookie) or for repeat visits (persistent cookie).

The cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. Cookies may also be set by the website you are visiting (first party cookies) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (third party cookies).

More information about cookies can be found on websites like:

ii. ClientEarth’s Use of Cookies

ClientEarth uses cookies to track your preferences regarding our website’s features, including the ‘remember me’ login feature. Cookies enable ClientEarth to identify your device, or you, when you have logged in. ClientEarth uses cookies:

  • that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around our websites or to provide certain basic features;
  • to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences;
  • to help improve the performance of our website on your device.

iii. Third Party Cookies

Most notably we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service which uses ‘cookies’. Each of these services sets its own cookies. Google uses this information for tracking how you use the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

We embed videos from our official YouTube and Vimeo channel using a privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally – identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode.

We have also included a number of features, which allow our users to share some of content via Facebook. This does not set a cookie by itself, but if one is present it will read it. Another service we use is provided through MailChimp, which helps us to design email newsletters, share them on social networks and integrate with our other services. doesn’t have direct access to those cookies and the use of those third-party cookies is governed solely by the respective service provider’s Privacy statement.

Google’s privacy policy
Facebook’s privacy policy
Vimeo’s privacy policy
MailChimp’s privacy policy

iv. Cookie Acceptance and Effect of Clicking Agree on our Cookie Banner

By using our websites 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 this functionality is rejected or disabled by your browser).

Every time you visit our website our Cookie Banner will appear, notifying you of the fact that ClientEarth uses cookies. If you click on the “ACCEPT” button in this Cookie Banner, ClientEarth will use a cookie to record this fact so that the Cookie Banner will not show up on your screen next time you visit our website from your device (using the same browser).

v. Turning Off Cookies and Ramifications Thereof

You can manage the cookies stored on your device as well as stop cookies from being installed on your browser. For more information on how to manage cookies usage on your device, please let us refer you to information found on these topics on, more specifically by clicking on the links below:

Please note that if you prefer to block some or all of the cookies ClientEarth uses, you might lose some of our website’s functionality.

G. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookies Policy please contact us at:



274 Richmond Road

Martello St Entrance

London E8 3QW

T: +44 (0)20 7749 5970

Contact us

274 Richmond Road
Martello St Entrance
E8 3QW

t +44 (0)20 7749 5970
fx +44 (0)20 7729 4568


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This Privacy Policy was last updated on: Monday, September 24th, 2012. Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.