For newsletter subscribers

Unlike many corporate behemoths, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and will ensure that we don’t overwhelm you with emails.

If you subscribe to our newsletter you will receive regular emails sharing the articles, reports and investigations we have produced. We may send one or two additional emails during the month if there is a particularly urgent piece of news, or for example when we have a new publication coming out. We will also occasionally send fundraising emails to help increase the number of people donating to Corporate Watch.

If you make a regular donation as a Friend of Corporate Watch, you are also entitled to receive hard copies of our printed publications, hot off the press!

In all of our communications, we will:

  • Be careful about how often we email.
  • Not ask you for money too often (but we have to ask sometimes!)
  • Write our emails clearly and simply.

If you subscribe to our newsletter Corporate Watch will hold your data for the purpose of contacting you about our articles, publications and fundraising activities. We will share your data (email address only) with Mailchimp, a specialist emailing platform which we use to send out our updates. Please note that this is a US-based company. You can view their privacy policy here. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button.

For Friends of Corporate Watch

As a ‘Friend of Corporate Watch’ we will hold your data to send you publications, and occasionally contact you about fundraising activities. Most Friends of Corporate Watch also subscribe to our mailing list (see above), but you can choose not to.

We will never share personal data of Friends of Corporate Watch with any other organisation.

Your rights

Under GDPR and data protection legislation, you have various rights regarding your personal data (for example you can request to see the data that we hold about you or have it removed). To view your rights go to the ICO website, here.

If you have any questions about our use of your data, please contact us at contact[at]corporatewatch[dot]org. You have the right to make a complaint about use of your data to the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you are on our newsletter list, we will let you know by email if we make any substantial changes to this privacy policy.

Contacting us securely

Whistleblowers, and anyone else who wishes to contact us securely, can send us PGP encrypted email, or make use of our PGP encrypted contact form. All information sent to us using encryption will remain encrypted: that is, we will only store this data in PGP encrypted form. And we will only ever store it if there are good reasons to do so.

Thank you for your support!