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Privacy policy

What it is, what we are doing, and what you can do

The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC) is committed to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions or if anything in this document is unclear to you, please email

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), introduced in May 2018, aimed to strengthen data protection for people within the European Union.

Post-brexit, data collected, stored and processed is subject to the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018). The provisions of the EU GDPR were also incorporated directly into UK law at the end of the transition period. The UK GDPR sits alongside the DPA 2018 with some technical amendments so that it works in a UK-only context.

For more information about the Data Protection Act and UK GDPR law, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

What does the GDPR mean for you?

The GDPR improves data security – it means that you have better control of the data we hold about you.

How do we collect data?

As ‘Data Controllers’, we collect information about you when you subscribe to our bulletin, when you email us (through the contact form on our website), when you participate in one of our ‘e-actions’ and when you visit our website. As you navigate through our website certain technical information is gathered without you actually providing this to us using various technology and means. This information includes internet protocol addresses, internet tags, navigational data (“log files”, “server logs”, and “clickstream” data), the internet platform you are using and device identifiers in order record the information about your visit and to provide you with a better web experience.

How do we use your data?

We use your information (name and email address) with your explicit consent to keep you updated on our campaigns and how you can support them. We will not use your email address for any other purpose without your permission, and we will never sell or exchange your personal information with other organisations for marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe from our bulletin anytime by clicking on the link at the end of each email. If you ever wish to remove your information entirely, you can always reach out to us by emailing

How do we store your data?

We use Engaging Networks, a US-based platform for not-for-profits, to store your details, send you our bulletin and run our online advocacy campaigns. Our emails and documents are hosted by Google Workspace. Thus both of these are ‘data processors’.

In the process of working with Engaging Networks, and using Google services, your data may be transferred outside the EEA, to the US or Canada. You can find out more about Engaging Networks’ privacy policy and the steps the company has taken to comply with the data protection laws here, where you can also find a glossary of data protection terms. Google’s privacy policy can be found here.

How do we ensure our Privacy Policy is up to date?

We will review this privacy policy on an annual basis. If we make significant changes we will publish them on our website, as well as contact you directly with more information.

What can you do, if you’re not happy with our privacy policy?

If you are not happy with the way we have collected, processed and used your data you can make a complaint by emailing And if you aren’t happy with our response, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s Data Protection Authority – the Information Commissioner’s Office.


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Reviewed November 2022.